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Meet our team

Jan Peters

Managing Director at the Michael Succow Foundation, Greifswald Mire Centre; Sensing Peat Project Lead; Steering Group Member

As a landscape ecologist by training, he acts as managing director at Michael Succow Foundation, Partner in the Greifswald Mire Centre. His work focuses on peatlands and climate change with main expertise on policy analysis and advocacy, peatland management strategies incl. paludiculture and stakeholder co-creation processes. He holds rich experiences in national and international projects on climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity conservation and development cooperation connected to peatlands in Europe (e.g. Germany, Baltic States), Asia, Africa, and South America. Additionally, he is chair of the board of Wetlands International European Association.

Suza Husse

Sensing Peat Project Coordinator, Research Associate at the Michael Succow Foundation, Greifswald Mire Centre (since 2024)

Suza Husse is a curator, researcher and writer with a focus on visual and performative cultures of memory, resistance and re/imagination. Their work is based in queer, feminist and anti-colonial approaches, collaborative processes, co-learning and transdisciplinary research across different fields of knowledge and practice, multiple authorship and politics of listening, speculation and embodied narratives. Since 2012, Suza has been co-shaping the arts and community space District * School Without Center in Berlin with an emphasis on artistic and activist research and pedagogies of political imagination. In 2016 Suza co-founded the collective The Many Headed Hydra whose arts and publishing work interconnects dissident mythmaking, queer ecologies and transformative practices that emanate from bodies of water.

Nicole Püschel Hoeneisen

Steering Group Member, Wildlife Conservation Society Chile

Nicole Püschel Hoeneisen is a mother, daughter, sister, and wife, born and raised in southern Chile. Nicole is an environmental biologist by training from the University of Chile and holds a Master's degree in Conservation Science from Imperial College London. She has developed an interdisciplinary theoretical and practical understanding of conservation during her professional career, focusing on early planning and engagement with society. Her current work focuses on climate change integration into conservation planning. In her workspace at Wildlife Conservation Society Chile, Nicole has been able to deepen her technical knowledge around peatlands, which, together with her deep love for these ecosystems, she makes available by working for the local and global protection of these important wetlands.

Camila Marambio

Steering Group Member, Ensayos

Camila Marambio is a transdisciplinary curator, storyteller, and private investigator. Her writing, research, and various projects traverse the fields of environmental humanities, decolonial nature conservation, contemporary art, and performance studies. In 2010, she founded Ensayos in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society of Chile. Ensayos is a collective research practice that brings together artists, scientists, and activists to conceptualize long-term, process-based projects focused on eco-cultural conservation work in Tierra del Fuego and other archipelagos. Since 2011, she has been experimenting with performance, creating solo and collaborative pieces dealing mostly with human and non-human health. Her writing has been published in Third Text, Australian Feminist Studies, Discipline, The River Rail, Art+ Australia, and Kerb Journal, among others. I am co-author of Slow Down Fast, A Toda Raja with Cecilia Vicuña (Errant Bodies Press, 2019) and the forthcoming Cancer Ecologies: A Queer Femme Proposition (Bloomsbury 2025).

Ulrike Gerhardt

Sensing Peat Former Project Coordinator and Research Associate at the Michael Succow Foundation, Greifswald Mire Centre (2023-2024)

Ulrike Gerhardt is an art and cultural scientist and curator who researches on endangered ecosystems, intergenerational memory transmission, and unsettling materialities after 1989/1991 from an alter-global, horizontal and feminist perspective. Until spring 2024, she worked as a project coordinator for Sensing Peat at the Michael Succow Foundation / Greifswald Mire Centre, initiating multiple international collaborations, workshops and exchange formats with different ecological communities of theory and practice. Currently she is researching virtual reality art at the Institute for Art and Visual Culture at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. In 2024, her dissertation on Easternfuturist memory practices within post-socialist video art will be published (Berlin: De Gruyter). Together with art scholar Julia Wolf, she also works on an upcoming issue on Troubled Matter for the INSERT. Artistic Practices as Cultural Inquiries publication platform.

Susanne Abel

Sensing Peat Initiator, Biologist at the Michael Succow Foundation, Greifswald Mire Centre

Susanne Abel is a biologist and has been working for 15 years at the Greifswald Mire Centre (GMC) as a scientist and project coordinator on the subject of peatland and climate protection and paludiculture. She analyzes the challenges in the implementation of peatland protection in Germany and how we can work with the locals, the practitioners and politicians to find solutions for implementation. She developed the Database of potential paludiculture plants (DPPP) and initiated several art and peatland collaborations of the GMC.

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