AniMate - Becoming and being human with other animals

Education, childhoods and multispecies justice

Research group description

The AniMate team was established in 2016 to speak for children and significant animals in their lives. We have since grown to include several senior and junior researchers spanning disciplines from human and social sciences to natural sciences. We collaborate with young citizens as well as artists working on for example speculative fiction and biological arts. Through these transdisciplinary approaches we currently explore processes of becoming and being human with other animals – focusing on the unloved, the unseen and the unrepresented others, and highlighting multispecies justice as an integral part of education. In our funded projects we combine ecological citizen science with education, human-animal studies, childhood studies and the arts, utilising post-qualitative and multispecies (non-anthropocentric) methodologies.

Research group