ecoversities: learners and communities reclaiming diverse knowledges, relationships and imaginations to design new approaches to higher education.

re-connecting

re-imagining

re-generating

What might the university look like if it were at the service of our diverse ecologies, cultures, economies, spiritualities and Life within our planetary home?

our vision

The Ecoversities Alliance is committed to radically re-imagining higher education to cultivate human and ecological flourishing. Ecoversities seek to transform the unsustainable and unjust economic, political and social systems/mindsets that dominate the planet.

our hope

Supporting learners and communities around the world to reclaim their own processes of un/learning, knowledge co-creation and sharing, and community building.
Inspiring, nourishing, connecting and giving visibility to diverse eco-versities initiatives around the world.
Building solidarities, collective inquiries, inter-cultural dialogue and new experiments in higher education.
Nurturing an ecology of knowledges, radical pedagogies and learning commons which expands human consciousness and cultural and ecological regeneration.

our actions

The Ecoversities Alliance is a trans-local community of over 100 transformative learning spaces from around the world who have been meeting and working together since 2015 through international and regional gatherings, learning exchanges, campaigns, workshops, learning journeys, film festivals and publications.

our values and orientations:

Emergence

An invitation to the unknown, allowing diverse ways of being, knowing, doing, relating to emerge.

Inquiry in Solidarity

An invitation to be authentic and critically engaged with co-learners, whilst invoking self-reflection, kindness, and compassion to support others in their own inquiries and discoveries.

Experiential Learning

Learning with our senses, stories, spirits, hearts, hands, heads and homes in order to find ways we are interconnected, and entangled in each other’s struggles and dreams.

Emplacement


An invitation to reconnect with and learn from the land, the place and the non-human. To engage in and promote deep localization.

De-colonising


An invitation to address, explore and unlearn the dimensions of oppression, power, and privilege that are part of our own lives, relations, tools, structures, histories and beliefs.

Inter(trans)cultural Dialogue

An invitation to learn in-between cultures, epistemologies, cosmologies, and to learning ways we might not recognize or have experienced before. To learn from/ within/ beyond diversity.

our purpose

Re-imagining the university and higher education to cultivate human and ecological flourishing.
Connecting people and communities who are reclaiming their local knowledge systems and imaginations to restore and re-envision learning processes that are meaningful and relevant to the call of our times.
Nourishing stories and practices that re-connect and regenerate ecological and socio-cultural systems, and re-build a diverse ecology of knowledges.
Here you will find an ecosystem of communities and organizations that are re-imagining the idea of the university and the purpose of higher education.