- valerie [dot] voggenreiter [at] rifs-potsdam [dot] de
Valerie is part of the research group "TranS-Mind". The social scientist sees herself as a generalist and works on the question of how sustainability can be cultivated as a life-serving mindset for social-ecological transformation. Self-efficacy, reflection and courage to act are constant companions for her to transform deep-seated ways of thinking, feeling and acting together.
Valerie studied International Development at the University of Vienna and Global Change Management at the University for Sustainable Development (HNEE). In 2018, she initiated and co-created the project Silence Space, which sees itself as an analogue learning and experience space for (self-)reflection processes. She leads group processes in the tradition of Art-of-Hosting, among others. Furthermore, she has been supporting the HNEE in the Department of Forests and Environment since 2020, worked for environmental protection organisations and most recently for the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) in the specialist area I 1.1. Here she deepened her knowledge of the current transformation debate as well as approaches, methods and actors of transformative research.