I believe everything we dream
Can come to pass through our union
We can turn the world around
We can turn the earth’s revolution
We have the power
People have the power

Patti Smith

Violeta Cabello

I am a multidisciplinary environmental scientist with a special focus on knowledge co-production for complex social-ecological problems. I also work as facilitator of collective and participatory processes. I work within both academic and civil society organizations bridging different types of knowledge, connecting theory with practice and creating transdisciplinary networks across scales.

Currently working with

Recent experience

Post-doctoral research fellow at BC3
(2021 – 2023)
This 3 year research focus on knowledge co-production, uncertainties and collective emotions in the collapsing social-ecological system of the Mar Menor Lagoon (Murcia, Spain). Funded by Juan de la Cierva-Inc fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Science.

Coordinator of Wikitoki Lab
(2020 – 2021)
This year I am coordinator of the sociocratic governance structure of Wikitoki. My tasks in this role are to look after the macro-scale organisation, to lead the strategic planning and to ensure its alignment with our vision and mission.

Post-doctoral researcher for JRC-Ispra
Six months experience at the Citizen Engagement group of the Joint Research Center of the European Commission in Ispra (Italy). I developed online engagement activities and systematized lessons from the engagement processes of the MAGIC project.

Post-doctoral researcher at ICTA-UAB
(2016 – 2020)
Four years position as post-doc within the coordination team of the H2020 project ‘Moving towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity’ (MAGIC GA-689669) at the Institute for Environmental Sciences and Technology (Barcelona, Spain). MAGIC focused on science for governance of the water-energy-food nexus.