SERSD student 2020-2022




Profile summary

  • Sense of place
  • Qualitative methods
  • Participatory methods
  • Socio-ecological transformation
  • Biosphere stewardship
  • Intersectionality
  • Humanities

Anna Garré is interested in agency and how human-nature interactions are shaped by one’s sense of place

Garré is an MSc candidate at the centre. Her strong interest in agency and how human-nature interactions are shaped by sense of place brought her to the SRC, where she seeks to better comprehend the different layers of complexity related to sustainability and resilience, especially expressed through biosphere stewardship.

Garré began her undergraduate studies at Lycée Lakanal in hypokhâgne, an intense humanities-focus programme. She holds a bachelor’s degree in human geography with a minor in Anthropology from Université Paris Nanterre (UPN). She was also a student representative and took an additional course in permaculture.

Garré seized the opportunity offered by the Erasmus programme to spend one year at Universitetet i Bergen (UiB), Norway, where she spent a fruitful year learning about transdisciplinarity and sustainability, with a focus on energy, urbanization and sense of place. She also practiced Design Thinking and engaged in various sustainability organizations, including volunteering at the Bergen International Student Conference and Råvarene, a zero-waste store.

Garré spent a year between her bachelor and master studies looking at sustainability and governance across various scales. She was a European Solidarity Corps volunteer in a reforestation project led by Plantar Uma Arvore, in Northern Portugal. Garré then moved to Marseille, France, to be a project assistant on two Interreg European projects connected to open data and sustainable tourism. 

Garré has lived in five countries (France, Ireland, Portugal, Norway, Sweden) and loves learning languages and discover new cultures. She speaks French, English and Italian fluently, loves Italian poetry and is currently learning Swedish. In her free time, Garré enjoys hiking, aerial silk and baking.

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