More about CSRP Institute focus activities

CSRP Institute is on a journey, as a supportive platform, to develop and become a well-established node, exploring systemic approaches through systemic, creative, visual learning experiences, informed by ecological applications, and based on sound theoretical work.

A fundamental aspect of CSRP Institute is the idea of individual effort collectively contributing to the working community as an energetic effort towards self-organisation.

A lot still needs to be achieved, but we will not be doing this alone. The CSRP Institute recently came into being, from CSRP research, based on solid relationships, built up over many years with other similar nodes, engaged in practice and research, in many different global and regional locations.

The core of the group is and remains communal and bottom-up by nature, and will continue to engage with smallholdings and local stakeholders to gain traction and maintain informed research, policy and practice.

CSRP Institute is an autonomous applied research entity, that also aims to test circular properties of local resources, the nature of transformation (from energy to energy), mapping and investigating food production, distribution, as well as actively seeking integration of different outcomes from among the diverse sets of emerging economies. Our work also informs a range of activities that includes the creative expression through visualisation and performance of the social complexity of communal well-being and the health of its tacit structures. The creative element is important as this helps to express what might otherwise be excluded or overlooked in mainstream discussions.

Whilst CSRP Institute is officially based in the Swiss Italian Canton, there also small bottom-up locations, our main practice base at the farm, in the area of Terre d’Ebre, Spain. The location choices were deliberate, providing a range across smaller communities and terrains, including peri-urban and regional locations. We now have the opportunity to carry out activities in various locations to explore current agriculture, and practice in relation to historic land use and cultural wisdom, through various types of data and sources of provenance. In a sense, developing networks that are empowering traditional outputs and productions, whilst incorporating creative outlooks for expressing and communicating our collective work.

We will be involved with the traditional forms of academic work including publishing and project building and thesis work, but we will be focused on building a localised, scholarly community that aims to build long term support that appreciates bottom-up, longitudinal approaches and continuity.


Jelena Sucic
Susu Nousala
Yiheng Cheng
Vice President
Timothée Landa
Alex Lussignoli
Dan Zhu
Wenrui Fu
Marie Davidova
Eija Salmi
Dolli Daou
Thomas Marlowe
Jian Chen
Gary Metcalf
Manuel Morales
Morteza Ghobakhloo
Francesca Cappa
Leonardo Mosio
Saverio Panichi
Lena Kilina
Risa Blair
Xin Feng
Clarisse Roy
Johnatan Minchin
Rafael Arar
Risa Blair
Rafael Arar
Clarisse Roy
Johnatan Minchin

History starting from …

Existing since 2017 as a non-profit research group, we evolved in December 2020 into the CSRP Institute.