OtherWise Year Report 2019-2020

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Year Report OtherWise Foundation 2019-2020

‘‘OtherWise stimulates critical engagement by questioning the status quo and exploring alternative pathways towards a more environmentally and socially just world." 2

Contents Year report 2019-2020



Chapter 1 - Organisation


Chapter 2 - Activities of 2019-2020


Chapter 3 - iWEEK Summer School


Chapter 4 - Research Mediation Program


Chapter 5 - OtherWays Program


Chapter 6 - Finances




Foreword Dear OtherWiser, OtherWise foundation can look back on a vibrant year that can be characterized as consisting of two seperate half years. Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic situation, the year unsettled us and came out differently than planned in our 2019-2020 year plan. This required high adaption skills in our organisation and our social and individual lives. Still, this also enhanced our creativity and resulted in a shared experience among the organisation and Wageningen (student) population. To give an impression of how the student organisation has managed the dynamic year, this report gives interested readers an opportunity to keep track of this years' developments of the foundation. In the first semester of the academic year 2019-2020 our events included a capita selecta course on resistance, power and movements, several lectures, a movie screening on gender politics and an artistic cooking workshop with the collective Weaving Realities. In the second semester we started off with our weeklong Alternative Research Methods training in February. Soon after this, Covid-19 reached The Netherlands and forced OtherWise to pause our plans and revise our ideas for the spring and summer of 2020. Unfortunately, we had to cancel many events, including our 20 year lustrum celebration in March. Still, new themes and online events have been initiated, such as a series on inner sustainability and an event on ecovillages that engaged many participants. Fortunately, the government measures allowed us to organise the iWeek summer school. Although the format of this event had to be adapted, it was very successful and created a deep experience for the participants. During these difficult times we supported each other and 'met' via online communication. Undoubtedly, this has had a strengthening effect on our communal feeling and our core tasks as an organisation. Next to that, this year's pandemic showed the high urgency and need for the work that OtherWise has been doing for more than 20 years: questioning the status quo and exploring alternative pathways towards a more environmentally and socially just world. The OtherWise team grew this year, as a new treasurer came and the annual change of coordinators took place. The common understanding of the OtherWise identity continued to emerge, which not only made our organisation stronger, but also resulted in a highly engaged group of people working on shared ideals. In September 2019 we were also very happy to welcome Marta, an Erasmus+ intern from Spain who organised an event on social entrepreneurship. In Chapter 1, one can read a general overview of the program of 2020-2021 where our key themes are described, which were: Resistance, Power & Movements, Diversity, Gender & Inclusivity, Critical Perspectives on Science, New Economy and Inner Sustainability. Chapter 1 also includes the vision and mission of OtherWise, developments in the organisation, and information on our team. In Chapter 2, we review the program more in-depth and each event is shortly described and reflected upon. In Chapter 3, we reflect on the annual iWEEK summer school.The next chapter, Chapter 4, contains reflections on the Research


Mediation Program, including its events such as the Alternative Thesis Fair and the Alternative Research Methods training. OtherWise also continued to be a platform for the organisation of events by others through our Otherways program as described in Chapter 5. Our final chapter of this year's report gives an overview of our financial resources, our revenues and spendings. We look back on an extraordinary year where, despite the worldwide upheaval and transformations, OtherWise Foundation was blessed with a team of inspired people with a common understanding of the organisation’s core values. We could not have executed our activities without the valuable partnerships OtherWise holds with Boerengroep and other GAN organisations, and with many (grassroots) realities in our network. Also, we could not have done the work we do without the funding and facilitation from Wageningen University. We would like to thank our partners and main sponsor for their vital contributions. This peculiar year has also been my final one as board member and chairperson of OtherWise. I have been involved in the board for the last 3,5 years and it inspired me a lot and offered great opportunities to be an engaged student. I had the great privilege to meet and work with a group of very inspiring people in spaces where we and I could be otherwise. I wish to share these experiences in the next explorations in my life and to remain engaged in the wide (alumni) network of OtherWise. Over the years, I have witnessed OtherWise flourish more beautifully every year, and therefore I am very proud to offer you this report and reflect on the past year. I hope that OtherWise Foundation will continue with this enthusiasm in organising events and creating spaces for debate, connection and action for many more years! ~ Inez Dekker Chairperson of OtherWise foundation


Chapter 1 Organisation 1.1 The program of 2019-2020

OtherWise organised many activities in the academic year of 2019-2020, including the Alternative Research Methods training and the iWEEK summer school. Additionally, this year we co-organised the capita selecta on Resistance, Power and Movements, and the two Regreenings. We were present at several information markets, like the AID markets and the sustainability market. Our events included trainings, workshops, movie nights, lectures and panel discussions. These events had an interactive and hands-on nature, as we believe experiential learning is important as an effective way to stimulate critical thinking and integrate new perspectives. When the outbreak of Covid-19 worsened in The Netherlands and stricter measures to prevent the spread of the virus were declared, we could not organise offline events. We decided to become more active on social media by sharing inspiring articles and videos about certain topics. Furthermore, we also organised online events for the first time. The topics of our events can be categorized by the five main themes of 2019/2020. These are: - Resistance, Power & Movements; - Diversity, Gender & Inclusivity; - Critical Perspectives on Science; - New Economy; - Inner Sustainability. We had four big projects going on last year: the capita selecta course Resistance, Power and Movements, the Alternative Research Methods training, the lustrum and the iWEEK. The Alternative Research Methods training will be discussed in the RMP chapter. The lustrum will be discussed separately from the themes below.

Resistance, Power and Movements The 4 ECTS Resistance, Power and Movements capita selecta course was very well received. Students gave the feedback that they felt empowered to create their own non-violent protest. With this course, we made students aware of their own agency to become a changemaker, and gave them tools to do so. More about the course can be read in chapter 2 on all the activities. The course was organised in collaboration with two WUR teachers from the Sociology of Development and Change group, the trainers of Build Your Movement and coordinator Samira van der Loo. Also in this theme, an evening event on music and resistance was organised by board member Mieke van Opheusden and coordinator Lois Markusse. 7

The OtherWise team October 2019

Top From left to right: Anastasia Kรถrner (Board), Lucie Sovovรก (RMP coordinator), Margherita Marinelli (Board), Louise van der Stok (Board), Lois Markusse (Coordinator), Inez Dekker (Chair) Bottom From left to right: Aryo Feldman (Board), Mieke van Opheusden (Chair), Samira van der Loo (Coordinator) And missing on the photo but just as important to mention: - Hanna Spanier (Former treasurer) - Michaela Karamperi (Treasurer) - Lian Kaspers (Coordinator iWEEK)


Diversity, Gender and Inclusivity In the theme of Diversity, Gender and Inclusivity, OtherWise organised the cooking workshop ‘Cooking as an act of Remembrance’, the excursion ‘Wageningen goes to Amsterdam Women’s March’ and an online talk and dialogue on inclusivity and structural discrimination. In the cooking workshop, art, food and stories were combined to talk about decolonization, indigenous knowledge and injustice issues. Also many events in this theme were organised in an ‘OtherWays’ fashion, where external parties contacted us to host and co-organise events. These events were: ‘Women without a State: femicides in Mexico’ in collaboration with Gerard Verschoor from the Sociology of Development and Change group at WUR and Charlynne Curiel, a movie screening of The Hunting Ground in collaboration with a student and organisation A Little Braver and an event on de-migrantication in collaboration with Meghann Ormond of the Cultural Geography group at WUR. The theme of Diversity, Gender and Inclusivity is a very important pillar within OtherWise, as it is about social justice and equal rights for all humans. Both coordinators, Lois Markusse and Samira van der Loo were involved in the organisation of events on this theme.

Critical Perspectives on Science Two events were organised in this theme, namely the likewise named ‘Critical perspectives on science’ and a discussion on the establishment of the Unilever innovation centre. During both events we discussed the objectivity and subjectivity of science, as science can be influenced by personal motivation, worldviews or by relationships with businesses. This theme is very important for OtherWise as the reflection on science practices and creating awareness on how science and the creation of knowledge is embedded in a certain (eurocentric) worldview, is historically very important in our foundation. Furthermore it keeps being important to remind (mainly natural) scientists of the fact that they follow a certain science philosophy and other epistemologies or worldviews are also valid ways of exploring the reality of our world. Lois Markusse was the main responsible for the organisation of the lecture on critical perspectives on science. For the event on the establishment of the Unilever innovation centre, Louise van der Stok (board), Samira van der Loo and Lois Markusse were involved in co-organising it with Boerengroep.

New Economy Our intern, Marta Roca, organised an event on social entrepreneurship in which a startup incubator and different start-ups talked about how to set up an initiative and inspire students about social entrepreneurship. and we organised an online event about capitalism in times of corona. This last event was organised only a few weeks after the start of the lockdown and we invited Robert Fletcher from the Sociology of Development and Change group to talk about ‘coronavirus capitalism’ and the manifest that researchers from WUR and other universities signed for a post-neoliberal development. There were more events planned about New Economy, but they were scheduled to happen in the spring of 2020 when it was not possible anymore to organise offline activities. We did share many articles on degrowth and alternative forms of economy during the corona lockdown times. This theme is about alternative forms of economy that are more sustainable and socially just. Lois Markusse was the main responsible for the events on New Economy.

Inner Sustainability Similar to last year, Inner Sustainability was the theme that consisted of most events. In total 8 activities were organised, namely the social presencing theatre workshop during the seriously sustainable week,


an online workshop on living with uncertainty and the iWEEK summer school ‘A journey from I to WE’. In these events, the foundation was laid by the work of Joanna Macy (environmental activist, Buddhist and deep ecology scholar) who stimulates feeling the losses we experience in the environmental crisis and turning our grief into active hope. In the workshops, we actively engaged students to (re)connect with the natural environment and with each other. We give students tools to become resilient and act in the face of climate change or other natural crises. Samira van der Loo (coordinator), Louise van der Stok (board member) and Lian Kaspers (iWEEK coordinator) were involved in organising the events on inner sustainability.

Imagine OtherWise: 20 year lustrum celebration From the 15th till the 20th of March, OtherWise was planning to celebrate her 20 years of existence by a full week of activities. Unfortunately due to the corona measures, all events had to be cancelled a few days before the week started. We have postponed the lustrum and will use all the efforts that were made and contacts that were formed to organise the lustrum in the fall this year. Samira van der Loo (coordinator), Inez Dekker (board) and Tejal Patil (volunteer) were the lustrum organisational team. The theme that was chosen for the lustrum, was Imagine OtherWise. Imagination is a means we can all access and that cannot be controlled, and is a powerful kernel for change. Therefore to imagine otherwise is a tool for addressing the many challenges we are facing on the planet. We wanted to start the lustrum week with a reunion, and actively remember the roots and history of OtherWise. During the rest of the lustrum week, every day would revolve around one of the five themes. On Friday, we would close the lustrum week with a party, celebrating our 20 years of existence.

Other events Otherwise has been collaborating for many years with VoedselAnders, a movement that revolves around the transition to a sustainable equitable food system. This year OtherWise was involved in the organisation of the VoedselAnders conference 2020. Unfortunately, the event had to be postponed due to the corona measures. OtherWise will remain involved in the activities of VoedselAnders. Another event that we want to give some special attention is the online event on ecovillages that we organised in the spring of 2020. Ecovillages are alternative ways of living more sustainably and playgrounds for social innovation. We shared many articles on the topic, and during our online event we invited Louise Vercruysse, inhabitant of Groenlandje ecovillage and Wiepke Wissema, ecological economist.


1.2 Organisation Vision The vision of OtherWise has now been stable for the past three years, and the identity of the organisation is strong, however remains complex. We focus on social and environmental justice. OtherWise celebrates diversity and we recognise the interconnectedness of social and environmental issues. A more elaborate description of our vision and mission can be read in our yearplan for the academic year of 2020-2021.

Themes The themes within OtherWise have crystallized over the past two years. OtherWise will continue to organise activities around: - Diversity, Gender and Inclusivity - Inner Sustainability - New Economy - Resistance, Power and Movements - Science and Knowledge It is still possible that when there are board changes or changes in the coordinators, the year themes change. Themes that remain important to OtherWise are agroecology and community. Since last year we decided not to focus anymore on agroecology as Boerengroep is also very active on this theme.

Visibility and promotion We have become quite visible in the Wageningen community. Our established yearly trainings have added to the visibility of OtherWise, such as the Alternative Research Methods training, the course on Resistance, Power and Movements (the former edition was ‘Methods for Non-Violent Resistance’) and the iWEEK summer school on reconnection. We also send out a monthly newsletter that is read by around 300 people every time. This year, we have promoted especially for the lustrum. During the lockdown, we first found it difficult to reach students when there were no offline events possible. However, it seems like our visibility increased, because we became more active on our social media. This is reflected in the many likes on social media and the amount of participants that joined for our online events. We updated our website, making it visible here that it is possible to do an internship at OtherWise. This most likely led to several students contacting us for the possibility of doing an internship with OtherWise and we are very happy about that.

Community building This year we created more informal spaces for board members and coordinators to get to know each other and do team building. We went on a trip together to the muZIEum in Nijmegen which was very nice. Also we held more informal meetings. During the lockdown we also met online more often, to keep in contact with each other.

Research Mediation Program This year we decided to restructure the research mediation program. The RMP coordinator function will disappear, and the two coordinators will receive 2 hours per week extra to organise the activities such as the alternative thesis fair and to create a database with thesis and internship opportunities. Because of the new structure, there is a budget for a project leader for the Alternative Research Methods training in February.


Team The year of 2019/2020 started with a coordinator team consisting of Lois Markusse, Samira van der Loo and Lucie Sovovรก (RMP). Samira and Lois collaborated in organising the major part of the activities. Lucie was responsible for the Research Mediation Program, mainly focussing on the training on Alternative Research Methods. Samira van der Loo is currently no longer working as a coordinator, and Ezra Litjens is a new coordinator at OtherWise, starting from september 2020. This year our board was very stable and consistent. Only in February 2020 we had a change in treasurer as Hanna Spanier left and Michaela Karamperi became the treasurer. Lucie Sovovรก stopped as a RMP coordinator in February 2020, but fortunately did not leave OtherWise and joined the board. Towards the end of the year, in June, Inez Dekker, Aryo Feldman and Mieke van Opheusden left the board. At the same time, Daniela Chavarria became a board member. We would like to give a special thanks to our volunteers, who helped at several events: Tejal Patil, Janne Hemminki, Yovita Adj and Rachel Zweig. Also it was a great joy to welcome Marta Roca, an Erasmus+ intern, to the team in October and November 2019.

OtherWise team September 2019


Chapter 2 Activities of 2019-2020

In this chapter you will find a complete overview of the activities that Otherwise Foundation has organised over the past year.

2.1 Activity overview See the next page for an overview of all activities. InSu is short for Inner Sustainability.



Semester 1: Sept. 2019 - Jan. 2020 Date Activity Participants Location 21-Aug Summer AID info market 300+ Arboretum 27 sep - 13 dec Resistance, power and movements course - 4 ECTS 14 Clockhouse 07-Oct Sustainability market 100 Forum 08-Oct Alternative thesis market 100 Forum 09-Oct InSu Workshop: Social presencing theatre 15 Orion 11-13 Oct Regreening 30 Ppauw 30-Oct Women without a state - feminicides in Mexico 25 Vreemde Streken 06-Nov The criminalisation of agroecology in Equador 85 GAIA 06-Nov Cooking as an act of remembrance 24 Vreemde Streken 07-Nov Film screening: The Hunting Ground 6 THUIS 11-Nov De-migranticisation: doing inclusion differently 45 Lumen 28-Nov Social entrepreneurship: a key to social change? 30 Starthub 06-Dec Critical discussion on Unilever innovation centre 110 Impulse 16-Jan Critical perspectives on Science 20 Impulse

Date 10-14 Feb 14-Feb 19-Feb 29-Feb 06-Mar 08-Mar 15-20 Mar 28-Mar 02-Apr 3-4 Apr 05-Apr 14-Apr 16-Apr 19-Apr 30-Apr 03-May 12-May 14-May 27-May 05- 11 Jul

Semester 2: Feb. 2020 - Aug. 2020 Activity Participants Location Alternative research methods training 24 Clockhouse Winter AID market 100 Orion Music & Resistance 8 Thuis Winter Regreening 30 Thuis Banner Making for Women's March 5 Leeuwenborch Wageningen goes to Amsterdam Women's March 10 Amsterdam OtherWise 20 year lustrum: Imagine OtherWise Cancelled One World Walk Cancelled Insu #1: The Work that Reconnects – documentary 35 Online Voedsel Anders conference Cancelled InSu #2: Nature connection - Sitspot practice 7 Online Capitalism in times of corona 40 Online InSu #3: Albatross movie screening 20 Online InSu #4: Nature connection - Sitspot practice 7 Online InSu #5: Relating to the non-human 28 Online InSu #6: Nature connection - Sitspot practice 3 Online Inclusivity: Talk and dialogue 12 Online Living with uncertainty - Interactive session 8 Online Ecovillages: a sustainable alternative? 60 Online iWEEK summer school: A journey from I to WE 12 Ppauw


2.2 Activities of the past year Summer AID info market Date: August 21rst Location: Arboretum Participants: hundreds of first year students Otherwise Foundation was present at the Summer AID information Market of this year. This market has been and will remain an important moment for this organization and many others to present themselves to the new students that arrive in Wageningen at the beginning of the academic year.

Resistance, Power and Movements Capita Selecta course – 4 ECTS (SDC-50904) Date: September 27th – December 13th Location: Building with the Clock Participants: 14 Partners: Build Your Movement, SDC group Build Your Movement, OtherWise and Michiel Köhne and Elisabet Rasch from Sociology of Development and Change group organised a 4-ECTS capita selecta course on Resistance, Power and Movements in the fall of 2019. In this course, students had the opportunity to explore their own agency in society and how they relate to power. WUR teachers and professional trainers will brought together academic theory and practical knowledge of resistance and movements in lectures and interactive workshops. Students were guided to design and perform their own legal public protest in small groups. The course has been developed in response to a wish (and a need!) that has been voiced repeatedly by students and university lecturers alike to not only explore how theory and practice of social movements could feed into each other, but to actually bring that into practice in university education and teaching. The course started with a kick-off weekend on the 27th and 28th of September. Subsequent sessions took take place on seven Friday afternoons from 14.00 - 18.00 spread out over period 1 and 2. The content of the course covered: •Resistance, Power and Diversity •Framing and storytelling •Activist Repertoires •Movement cultures and decision making •Wellbeing and Operational Space •Embodiment and Space •Activism and the Digital Space A major aspect of the learning process was experiential learning. There was also a focus on group work and internal dynamics. At the end of the course, students handed in the design of their public protest and an individual reflection paper. The acts of resistance that students designed and executed ranged from encouraging people not to use aviation as a means of transport, to a critique on the corporate relationships that the Wageningen University has. In the course evaluation, students mentioned that they found the course very empowering and it was one of the most useful courses they have taken during their studies. We were very happy with the positive feedback and we will organise the course again when the corona measures allow.


Sustainability market Date: October 7th Location: Forum Participants: 100+ Partners: Greenoffice OtherWise joined the market of green organizations hosted by the Green Office as part of the Seriously Sustainable Week. Marta and Inez presented Otherwise at the market stand. Our stand was visited by students who already know the organization and those who were curious about getting to know OtherWise.

Alternative thesis market Date: October 8th Location: Forum Participants: 100+ Partners: Boerengroep, Green Office, partner organisations OtherWise, Green Office and Boerengroep organized for the third time the Alternative thesis market. Read more about this in chapter 4: Research Mediation Program.

Inner Sustainability Workshop: Social Presencing Theatre Date: October 9th Location: Orion Participants: 15 Partners: Greenoffice This activity was part of the Seriously Sustainable Week, organised by the Greenoffice, and its purpose was discovering sustainability from within, following nature-based methods. In the workshop, students practiced with two exercises of Social Presencing Theater (SPT) to understand environment’s current reality and to explore emerging future possibilities. The workshop started with a mindful warming-up exercise and then followed up by making constellations through a 4D Mapping in which bodies represented societal structures, letting students discover how different societal structures relate by using their bodies. The exercises proved useful in discovering feelings that students had towards the environment and our society.

Regreening Date: October 11-13 Location: Ppauw Participants: 30 Partners: GAN organisations The Regreening is organised by the green organisations of Wageningen, that gather in the Green Active Network (GAN). During the Regreening, new students can get to know the green organisations and it also offers another chance for the members of the organisations to learn more about each other. The main location was the eco-village Ppauw, but there were also activities at Thuis, in the Uiterwaarde, the Organic Experimental Farm ‘Droevendaal’ and at the Creative Community Garden. The activities involved dinner from Foodsharing, a poetry slam, a (vegan) fox hunt, workshops on how to make deodorant and toothpaste, and a party.


Women without a state – Feminicides in Mexico Date: October 30th Location: Vreemde Streken Participants: 25 Partners: SDC group OtherWise hosted an event about feminicides in Mexico to raise awareness on violence towards women. Dr. Charlynne Curiel, former WUR PhD student, talked about these issues and other current events in Mexico. She focused on the link between structural violence and the emergence of the pink glitter feminist movement that protests against the idea of Mexico being a country of “women without a State”. Gerard Verschoor, from the Sociology of Development and Change group at WUR, approached us for this event and moderated the evening. After the talk of dr. Charlynne Curiel, there was space to talk and discuss these issues.

The criminalisation of agroecology in Ecuador Date: November 6th Location: GAIA I Participants: 85 Partners: Boerengroep, Cultivate! At this event, Stephen Sherwood talked about the recent protests in Ecuador, and the link to food. Stephen started his talk with an overview of the national strike that took place in the beginning of October this year. He first talked about how the national and international news portrayed the strike and the protest marches, and then about how he, being in Quito, experienced it. Also he discussed how the rise of fuel prices was in fact not the main reason why people were protesting, it was only the spark that led to the protests. Stephen pointed out that the industrial food industry played an important role in the changes leading up to the protests. A lot of new legislations against people’s food have been passed, such as a seed law that makes the exchange of seeds more difficult, a Código Orgánico de Salud that urges against breast-feeding, and a Food Safety Law, that makes it nearly impossible for family farms to process the produce on a farm-level. When Stephen talked to the indigenous protesters, a lack of market for the produce of their small-scale farms was what drove them to take to the streets. During the event there were many students attending and the discussion that arose after the presentation was very lively.

Cooking as an act of remembrance Date: November 6th Location: Vreemde Streken Participants: 24 Partners: Weaving Realities The 6th of November Weaving Realities, based in Amsterdam, travelled to Wageningen to give us a cooking workshop. But we did not just cook. The evening was filled with memories and with tributes to our ancestors. The evening made us aware of where our food comes from, the inequalities of the world and about the struggles of people in Mexico and all over the world. Aldo Esparza Ramos from Weaving Realities told us about cacao and the history of chocolate, while the participants were handed some beans to peel. With these beans we made a drink called chilate. Yuchen Li spoke to us about rice. Three women from Mexico, Mayra Telumbre, Laura Diana Rodriguez and Fernanda Franco were visiting Weaving Realities and also participated in the workshop. They showed us how to make tortillas from purple maize, while telling stories about maize and their childhood. We also got some dough ourselves to knead it into round and flat tortillas.


Then we all eat together. After emptying the first plate, Aldo invited Laura and Mayra to the floor for a personal interview about Forced Disappearance and life as a woman in Mexico. Fernanda closed the evening with a traditional dance in honour of women that have suffered of violence.

Film screening: The Hunting Ground Date: November 7th Location: Thuis Participants: 6 Partners: A Little Braver The global platform A Little Braver approached OtherWise some weeks before the event with the question of organising the film screening of The Hunting Ground together. This documentary is about sexual assault on college campuses in the United States and about the failed response of college administrators. This film screening was organised in order to raise awareness about gender inequality and sexual assault and to make it easier to discuss these issues. We hoped more people would show up, but that night there were many different events. However, after showing the documentary, we had a very nice discussion with the people that were present. The documentary made us all think about our own experiences. Furthermore, everyone agreed that within educational programmes there should be more courses on gender.

De-migranticisation? An interactive discussion for practitioners and researchers on thinking and doing ‘inclusion’ differently

Date: November 11th Location: Lumen Participants: 45 Partners: Cultural Geography Group, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment of Radboud University The seminar started with a presentation by migration scholar Janine Dahinden about de-migranticisation. According to Dahinden, the categories of migration and integration lead to exclusion processes and the reproduction of hegemonic structures and just therefore be reflected on. Then we heard about several initiatives that concern inclusion. First two policy advisors explained Plan Einstein, a policy implemented by the municipality of Utrecht to make refugees and local residents connect. Then we heard about the WURth-while programme, that provides asylum seekers with the possibility of taking courses at Wageningen University. Lastly, the buddy program Welkom in Wageningen was presented. A lunch was provided in the garden and then a discussion with the speakers and all the attendees started. Interesting topics were raised, and an interactive discussion followed.

Social entrepreneurship: a key to social change? Date: November 28th Location: Starthub Wageningen Participants: 30 Partners: Starthub OtherWise and StartHub Wageningen organised an event about social entrepreneurship. The speakers at the event were representatives from the start-ups De Nijmeegse Stadsnomaden, Versfabriek and De Voedseltuin Overvecht. They explained their projects and the process they had to follow to make them possible. Also the incubators StartHub Wageningen and Starters4Communities were present and


and they explained how they assist entrepreneurs to start their enterprises. A panel discussion followed in which the participants discussed general topics connected to social entrepreneurship and in which the audience could participate by answering questions that were directly asked to them. It was a very inspiring evening in which the attendants had the possibility to know more about social entrepreneurship, discover new start-ups and interact with their representatives.

Critical Discussion on Unilever Innovation Centre Date: Dec 6th Location: Impulse Participants: 110 Partners: Boerengroep Friday the 6th of December 2019 marked the day Dutch king Willem Alexander conducted the official opening of Unilever’s “Global Foods Innovation Center”, the latest building established at the WUR campus. That same Friday students gathered at Impulse to discuss WUR's decision to closely collaborate with the multinational company Unilever. The discussion was organised by Stichting OtherWise and Stichting Boerengroep to allow for students to express concerns and learn from the different critical points of view regarding WUR’s aim to connect with business. Students seem to be concerned about the establishment of the Unilever innovation center on campus. A series of questions prepared by the organizing parties were polled and sparked the debate. These questions focused mainly on sustainability and on collaboration between the WUR and private companies. The outcomes were not one-sided. Many students indicated to feel positive towards the establishment of Unilever on campus. Unilever provides opportunities for much-needed innovative scientific research to ensure global food-security in future scenarios. Then again, other students see more perspective in less globalized, technology-driven and more small-scale nature-inclusive production systems. “Why is there no place for some huge nature-inclusive agriculture innovation center?”, one student wondered. At the final poll students were asked if they were in favour of the Unilever innovation centre on campus, and a majority was in fact, not in favour.


Critical Perspectives on Science Date: Jan 16th Location: Impulse Participants: 20 This event was organised to discuss the role of science in shaping our reality and how we perceive reality. Speakers were Esha Shah, assistant professor at the Water Resources Management group and Jan Warndorff who wrote the book ‘Geen idee, een filosofie van het boerenverstand’, which can be translated as ‘No idea, a philosophy of common sense’.

During the event, we talked about how the creation of knowledge (through science) can be seen as an existential need. Science is a way of acquiring knowledge and can therefore be considered as existential to being human. It was also discussed that the definition of ‘homo sapiens’ means that being human is defined by knowing. But is science the only way in which we can know things? The speakers argued that there are also other forms of knowing, for example by using intuition or know-how. Furthermore, there was a reflection on what knowledge is more life-sustaining than the current scientific paradigm. Jan talked about the importance of moving past indifference and towards love and compassion to the world.

Alternative Research Methods training Date: Feb 10th-14th Location: Clockhouse Participants: 24 This year we organised the 2nd edition of our training on alternative research methods. You can read more about the training in chapter 4 on the Research Mediation Program.

Winter AID market

Date: February 14th Location: Orion Participants: 100 OtherWise was present at the winter AID info market, to talk with new students about our organisation and about our 20 year lustrum week. Also, this provided an opportunity to again strengthen the connections with other student organisations that are active in Wageningen.

Music and resistance Date: February 19th Location: Thuis Participants: 8 On the 19th of February we organised an event at Thuis to explore the role of music in activism. Before introducing himself, Herman van Veelen asked the participants to stand up from their seats and sing with him. Herman Veelen studied Music Therapy and for this study he wrote a thesis on music and nonviolent struggle. He has about ten years of experience of using music in activism, from playing samba-music in a German coal-mine to accompanying religious hymns outside a refugee prison. After the singing and


introduction, an interactive workshop followed. The important dimensions of music were discussed. Also experiences were shared about the added value of music in protests or collective actions, and why it is a powerful factor. The workshop made explicit how important music is and the diversity of situations in which music plays such an important role.

Winter Regreening Date: Feb 29th Location: Thuis, Ecovillage Ppauw Participants: 30 The Winter Regreening is meant for students that start studying at the WUR in the second semester and want to get to know the green organisations of Wageningen. However, everyone that is interested is welcome to join. This year’s winter regreening started of with a presentation of the different Green Active Network (GAN) organisations at Thuis by a shadow performance and a ‘museum tour’ along living statues of people of the organisation. There were two workshop rounds, that provided (outside) workshops about keeping worms, farming and activism. Meanwhile, Foodsharing, with help from others, took care of the lunch and dinner that was made with food otherwise gone to waste. The day ended with a well visited party at ecovillage Ppauw, where different artists performed. All in all, it was a full, inspiring and fun day that was made possible by the efforts of many people of the GAN and led to many new connections.

Wageningen goes to Amsterdam Women’s March Date: Mar 8th Location: Amsterdam Participants: 15 Partners: Amnesty International Wageningen Student Group After hosting a banner making event on the 6th of March, OtherWise organised a trip to Amsterdam for students to join the Amsterdam Women’s March. This March took place on the 8th of March, on international women’s day. The participants gathered at the Amsterdam central station, and together walked to the dam square. There were some speakers that elaborated on the importance of intersectional feminism, inclusivity in movements and injustice issues around gender. The march towards the museum square started soon after. To be on the streets together and marching for equal rights and opportunities for all people (f/m/x), felt empowering. On the stage at the museum square one speaker raised the


raised the issue of feminicides in Latin America, where women are being assaulted and murdered simply for being women. There is still a great battle to be fought, and during the speech all attendees showed solidarity to all women around the globe who are confronted with violence. Also in the Netherlands, awareness on gender inequality and gender-based violence is necessary.

Inner Sustainability (InSu) #1: The Work that Reconnects – documentary screening Date: Apr 2nd Location: online Participants: 35 Also this year we organised a series on inner sustainability. While we planned this series to be offline, because of the corona measures we were unable to execute this. That is why this event was our first online event. On the 2nd of April the series kicked off with a documentary screening of ‘The Work that Reconnects’ and a discussion on zoom after the film. It was an inspiring film that depicts the work of Joanna Macy, Buddhist scholar and environmental activist, and also other changemakers who follow her methods in daily practices. The documentary starts with looking at the amount of suffering on the planet and asking the question: ‘How do we get to hope from here?”. The film then continues to give real-life examples of answers to this question. It depicts bottom-up initiatives that arise there were people opened their heart for pain, and moved into compassionate action. Lian Kasper guided the dialogue after the screening, where participants answered questions such as ‘What do you worry about when you look at the world’ and ‘What do you hope for, for the world’? It was an opportunity to share what the participants truly care about, which made way for feeling connected to others as well.

InSu #2: Nature connection workshop - Sitspot practice Date: Apr 5th Location: online Participants: 7 Following each inner sustainability event, OtherWise organised a workshop on nature connection. In these sessions, participants fostered a connection with their direct surroundings witnessing also the change in the season. We facilitated a group sharing after the practice, aimed to let participants inspire each other in their views on how to perceive and connect with nature.

Capitalism in times of corona Date: Apr 14th Location: online Participants: 40 During the lockdown time due to corona, OtherWise not only organised online events but also shared inspiring articles and videos on Facebook and Instagram. Leading up to the online event on capitalism in times of corona, we shared articles and videos on Facebook and Instagram about degrowth, coronavirus capitalism, GDP, quality of life and mitigating climate change. The articles had a common theme: New Economies. On the 14th of April, OtherWise organised a concluding online event to reflect on coronavirus capitalism and on other topics relating to the theme of New Economies. The event was inspired by the webinar on 'coronavirus capitalism’, streamed live on YouTube at the end of March, with Naomi Klein in the lead. We asked Robert Fletcher, working in the Sociology of Development and Change group at Wageningen University, to reflect with us on this and more. On the 14th of April we met online on Skype for Business with Robert and many others to discuss our economic system and the possible transformation to a more sustainable and just system. Dur-


During this event we created a space to become attentive to disaster capitalism practices and to raise awareness of sustainable and just alternatives.

InSu #3: Albatross movie screening Date: Apr 16th Location: online Participants: 20 In the film of ‘The Work that Reconnects’ that was watched in the first InSu event, the documentary maker of ‘Albatross’ is interviewed. On the 16th of April OtherWise screened exactly that documentary. ‘Albatross’ is about the influence of plastic pollution on an albatross population on an island in the pacific. It is a documentary with a Buddhist philosophy, depicting both the beautiful aspects of this bird population, as well as the painful death many chicks suffer due to their stomachs being full of plastic. The film made a deep impression on many of the viewers, being taken aback with the suffering. In the discussion it was said that the fact that it could move us so much, means that we have a great capacity to love and empathise with these birds. Despair, sadness and other emotions are signs of caring.

InSu #4: Nature connection workshop - Sitspot practice Date: Apr 19th Location: online Participants: 7 Following each inner sustainability event, OtherWise organised a workshop on nature connection. In these sessions, participants fostered a connection with their direct surroundings witnessing also the change in the season. We facilitated a group sharing after the practice, aimed to let participants inspire each other in their views on how to perceive and connect with nature.

InSu #5: Inner sustainability talk: Relating to the non-human Date: Apr 30th Location: online Participants: 28 On the 30th of April, we dove into the topic of connecting with the non-human world, and specifically with animals. OtherWise hosted a talk with Clemens Driessen, associate professor at the WUR, who researches animal politics and ethics on farms, among others. Before starting the event, he invited

everyone present on zoom to also show their non-human housemates and participants had the joy to see many cats on the video screens of attendants. During this evening, it was discussed how our societal and philosophical frameworks can cause us to disconnect from nature. And what is nature? Are humans separate or included in nature? We talked about Descartes and how his philosophy of seeing animals and also the human body as machines affected our current culture so much, making us able to ‘look at nature’ as something separate from us that can be used in terms of efficiency and productivity. The viewers also asked many questions related to the topic and we are sure that there was even more that was left undiscussed considering the amount of time that we had.

InSu #6: Nature connection workshop - Sitspot practice Date: May 3rd Location: online Participants: 3 Following each inner sustainability event, OtherWise organised a workshop on nature connection. In these sessions, participants fostered a connection with their direct surroundings witnessing also the change in the season. We facilitated a group sharing after the practice, aimed to let participants inspire each other in their views on how to perceive and connect with nature. We decided that this workshop would be the last nature connection workshop due to the low number of participants.

Inclusivity – Talk and dialogue Date: May 12th Location: online Participants: 12 In the theme of Gender & Diversity, OtherWise shared articles, videos and organised a talk and dialogue on the 12th of May on Inclusivity and institutional racism. The evening started with an interview of Nagaré Willemsen, visual artist and co-founder and coordinator of the Black Student Union at the Sandberg Instituut and Gerrit Rietveld Academy. She talked about her efforts to create a more inclusive environment at these institutes. Lisa Nguyen, the temporary project leader in diversity and inclusion at the WUR, explained the projects that are created at the WUR to foster inclusion. Yichun Zhou elaborated on the experiences of students which she learned about during her time as a chair of the S&I student council party. We discussed several initiatives that are taken at the WUR and the Gerrit Rietveld Academia that foster inclusivity and how policies could be improved. During the discussion that followed, many interesting and important issues on inclusivity were raised.


InSu #7: Living with uncertainty – interactive session Date: May 14th Location: online Participants: 8 This session was led by Lian Kaspers, who guided participants in a practice developed by Joanna Macy about relating to the world in times of crisis. Participants were invited to discover that their capacity to ‘feel with’ the world is actually a very healthy sign of care and love for the world, and how these feelings can be used constructively to engage and empower themselves. During this session, participants were guided to practices of expressing gratitude, mourning pain for the world, seeing the world with new eyes, and moving forth with hope. It was a small sharing online but still it was very striking how well we could connect on topics that we all care about.

Ecovillages: a sustainable alternative? Date: May 27th Location: online Participants: 60 Partners: Boerengroep Do ecovillages provide us with a sustainable alternative for the future? With this question in mind we organised an online event, shared articles and a self made video about the Wageningen ecovillage ‘Groenlandje’. The online event on the 27th of May was very well visited online with 60 participants. We also received a lot of online attention prior to the event. Louise Vercruysse and Wiepke Wissema were invited to share their experiences and insights on ecovillages with us. At the moment of the event, Louise was an inhabitant of Groenlandje, an ecovillage in Wageningen. Wiepke is an ecological economist. Is living in an ecovillage a valid solution for a more sustainable future? Wiepke questioned this. The existence does provide inspiration for alternative ways of living and thinking. This could be witnessed by the many people that joined the event and that asked questions to Louise and Wiepke. We concluded that ecovillages are not the only way towards a more sustainable future. However, they do help move towards that future, by demanding you to think about your everyday life and how you want to relate to the world, and by providing inspiration.

iWEEK summer school: A journey from I to WE Date: Jul 5th-11th Location: Ecovillage Ppauw Participants: 12 Read more on the iWEEK summer school in the next chapter, chapter 3.



Chapter 3 Chapter 6 iWEEK Summer School

The iWEEK summer school ‘A journey from I to WE’ was a training on reconnection with yourself, others and nature at ecovillage Ppauw. During this week, participants were introduced to various alternative theories and practices which can shape new ways of relating to ourselves and the world around us. The iWEEK was designed to give participants tools and experiential knowledge on how to deal with and address major societal and environmental challenges of our time. This year was the 3rd edition of the summer school on reconnection and was organised by Lian Kasper, Louise van der Stok and Samira van der Loo, with logistical support from Lois Markusse. The character and content of the summer school were quite similar to the iWEEK in 2019. However, the program was altered so that all participants could meet while keeping 1,5 meter distance as was necessary to prevent the potential spread of the coronavirus. Furthermore, this year the participants did not camp at Ppauw, nor did we share communal meals. The summer school is meant for students and recent graduates who are looking for an opportunity to balance the predominantly rational and individualistic (university) life with a more embodied, empathic and communal way of knowing and being. The iWEEK was designed to help them explore their potential role in the world and to provide them with tools to become change agents in the face of social injustice and the climate crisis. During this week students were provided with tools and exercises from various old and new nature-based traditions. Beside workshops that we facilitated ourselves, one external professional trainer was invited to guide the group in a workshop. This year’s iWEEK summer school was in many ways again a success. Twelve people joined, amongst whom eight students, two PhD students and two non-students. The participants shared personal experiences and struggles with each other to a great depth. More intensive workshops were alternated with playful nature connection workshops. We still found that the program was overall intensive, partly because participants had to cook their own meals at home and travel back and forth to Ppauw. From the second to the last day of the iWEEK, participants went on a nature quest and many (re)discovered their connection with nature. Throughout the week and by the evaluation session at the end of the training, we learned from the participants how meaningful this training has been to their personal development and their connection to nature. They all left with a strong feeling of connection and openness towards themselves and each other. Because we touched upon sensitive topics during the iWEEK, we also decided to organise a get together later in summer and many participants joined. Also one participant then proposed to continue with a monthly sharing circle and nearly all other participants were keen to join this group.


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Chapter 4 Research Mediation Program

In this year we continued the reinvention of the Research Mediation Program (RMP), with the aim to efficiently match the core mission of the program and OtherWise in general with specific activities and organisational arrangements. The RMP relates to the mission of OtherWise to (1) democratize knowledge and (2) provide critical perspectives on research and education. During the last year, the scope of the program was broadened and the RMP became more integrated with other activities of the organisation. The Alternative thesis market became a well established activity organised during the Seriously Sustainable Week in cooperation with the Green Office and Boerengroep. This event is a key moment during which OtherWise forges alliances with organisations mostly from the civic sector, and creates bridges between students and practitioners. The Alternative Research Training has emerged as a new week-long event organised by Otherwise. This hands-on training, which offers an opportunity to experiment with novel research methodologies and which complements the university curricula, has been met with great interest by participants, many of whom have been postgraduate students. The two editions, organised in 2019 and 2020, have received positive feedback and so we decided to continue organizing similar trainings for the foreseeable future. The short course provided critical perspectives on research and education by exploring different ways of learning and increasing the diversity of approaches to research. Space was then provided to experiment and practice with these methods. The alternative research methods presented were intended to be used in inclusive, participatory research that is sensitive to its societal context. Such methods included collecting information via storytelling and the felt senses, and by using visual and audio data. With these two events becoming the main highlights of the RMP, we realized that the research mediation itself (i.e. ongoing facilitation of links between students and grassroot organisations to create shared thesis or internship projects) became side-lined. Furthermore, the low-key and long-term work required to serve as an RMP platform does not fit with the intensive, project-based work required for the organisation of the Alternative Thesis Market and the Alternative Research Methods training. In a discussion on the structure of the organisation, we have thus decided on the following arrangement: the ongoing task of OtherWise to be a platform for connecting students and the civic sector will be picked up by the two main coordinators, who will also be assigned two more paid hours per week to accommodate this task. Furthermore, a project team will be created for the Alternative Research Training, working from September till February with a project budget, including work remuneration. Similarly, the Alternative Thesis Market will be organised by coordinators and board members interested in the project. With this arrangement, the position of the RMP coordinator has become discontinued. Overall, we believe this structure will allow us to work more efficiently.


Alternative Research Methods training OtherWise organised a 5-day training on alternative research methods as a part of the RMP program. Board members Louise van der Stok, Aryo Feldman and Margherita Marinelli created a team organizing this training. The aim of the course was to explore and provide alternatives to the conventional scientific research methods. During the training, students have been provided with a platform where they could both critically reflect on the main narratives in science and gain some practical knowledge about non-mainstream methods of research. The teaching revolved around how to design, practice and carry out fieldwork using three alternative research methodological approaches: 1. Visual and other sound-based methods 2. storytelling and other arts-based approaches 3. Intuitive/felt senses methods. The participants have been divided in groups. Every group has been assigned with a case study (case studies corresponded to local realities accessible to students, such as the Food Forest or Foodsharing Wageningen) around which to conduct a research using the methods taught in the course. The speakers invited were Loes Witteveen, who gave an introduction to alternative research methods and who conducted the final session of reflections about the fieldwork, Meghann Ormond and Ingi Mehus, who carried out a workshop about the use of storytelling in research, Anne Vera Veen, who held a lecture about visual methods, Kristina Hansen, that spoke about soundscapes and organised a joint exercise about visuals and sounds with Anne Vera, and Aryo Feldman and Inez Dekkers, two recently WUR graduates who showed how it is possible to use intuitive and felt senses in an academic project such as thesis.


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"As a Plant Science student, the ARM course has equipped me with innovative, fun and holistic tools and approaches to research. Most remarkable was my personal change in mindset that I discovered though the course. Understanding the value of ‘science-art interphase’ approaches to research have enriched both my personal as well as my professional life, with new ways of capturing and sharing information. It has led to my appreciation for alternative stories and feelings in research – that cannot simply be put on a formula. I realised that science as a language does not have “words for everything”. Hence there is a need for challenging what science is and this requires other languages (such as art) if we are to make research more inclusive, sustainable and equitable." - Kamau about the Alternative Research Method Training



Chapter 5 OtherWays program

The OtherWays program is developed to give students and non-students the opportunity to organise their own events that deal with OtherWise minded topics around social and environmental justice agendas. Last year, OtherWise was approached by some students and non-students especially at the beginning of the year. Out of this, four events evolved. We will briefly describe these events. The first event was initiated by Gerard Verschoor, professor of the Sociology of Development and Change group at the WUR. A former WUR PhD, Charlynne Curiel, was in Wageningen at that moment and Gerard asked if we could host an event in which she would talk about the status of women in Mexico, or more specifically about feminicides: the intentional killing of women because they are women. The intense event took place in the intimate atmosphere of Vreemde Streken at the end of October. She talked about structural violence towards women and the pink glitter feminist movement. After the talk of dr. Charlynne Curiel, there was space to talk and discuss these issues with her and with the audience. In November, the event on criminalisation of agroecology in Ecuador took place. This event was initiated by Janneke Bruil of Cultivate! A friend of hers, Stephan Sherwood, former professor at the WUR and now actively involved in the agroecology movement in Ecuador, was visiting Wageningen for a few days and wanted to share some of his experiences. Together with Boerengroep, OtherWise organised this moment where he could talk about the recent protests in Ecuador and the link to food. Many students showed up and there was a very lively discussion after the presentation. That same month an event on sexual assault on college campuses in the United States took place. Diana E. Lopez, Doctoral Fellow at the Knowledge, Technology & Innovation Group of the WUR, asked us if we would like to organise something on gender inequality together with A Little Braver, the global platform. The idea was to show a documentary on sexual assualt on college campuses in the United States and about the failed response of college administrators in order to raise awareness about gender inequality and sexual assault and to make it easier to discuss these issues. Together with student Else Kleiterp from A Little Braver, the evening was organised. The last event of November and also the last event that came out of the OtherWays program, was about integration and inclusion. Meghann Ormond from the Cultural Geography Chair Group organised an event in which Professor Janine Dahinden would explain the need of de-migranticisation: because use of the terms migration and integration have so far led to the exclusion processes. From the side of Meghann and from OtherWise’s side, we thought it would be great to organise this event together.


Overall, these collaborations led to very inspiring and important events and we are very happy that OtherWise can be found by professors of PhD’ers of the WUR in order to organise an event about social and environmental justice. We haven’t been approached by students and non-students. For next year we would like to be more clear about this program and continue with giving this support to organise events.

" “What are you going to do in that place? Where is that Wageningen exactly? These were the two questions that people were asking me every time I told them that I was going to Wageningen to do an internship in an organization called OtherWise. I had never been in The Netherlands before so I was not able to give a confident explanation about the geographical spot where I was going to live for the next two months. Moreover, the narrative “OtherWise is an organization that wants to promote alternative knowledge among university students” seemed to be too abstract for some questioners. My answers were not convincing, but this changed as soon as I set my foot in the clockhouse. The OtherWise family welcomed me to their home in the warmest way possible. From the very beginning I felt like a valid member, with the same level of linkage and responsibilities and topics like re-connection (with nature, within people, with yourself…), sustainability, or social movements became part of my daily life. I feel that OtherWise is like an oasis of hope in a desert of pessimism. They make the amazing task of shaking your inner world by putting topics on the table that you can rarely find in the general education in spite of their importance. I believe that if the society would pay more attention to the kind of topics that OtherWise develops, things would get better. It was a pleasure to do an internship in such an oasis. Thank you very much OtherWise team!” - Marta about her Erasmus+ internship at OtherWise


Chapter 6 Finances

This year our revenue was €56227,15. A big part of this revenue comes from the contribution of Wageningen University and we would like to express our thanks for this. Besides this stable source of income, we received CAS subsidy and fees for activities. The CAS subsidy was lower than expected. Because of the outbreak of Covid-19 and the measures to prevent its spread, it became more challenging to organise events, to follow our normal modus operandi and to apply for CAS. Another part of the revenue comes from the money that we reserved last year for the Lustrum and for the iWeek. Of this revenue, we have spent €46354,35 on organisational costs and €5279,59 on activities. The €4593,21 that we did not spend this year, due to Covid-19, on the Lustrum, on the iWeek and on other events planned from March onwards, will be taken with us to the next year. The expenditures amount to a total of €56133,94. The salaries of the two coordinators Samira van der Loo and Lois Markusse was in total €22270,70. This was a bit higher than expected, because of an increase in the CAO. The RMP coordinator has received less than expected, namely €1248,62 instead of €2310,-. Halfway the year we decided to stop having a special coordinator for the research mediation and to let the general coordinators carry out those tasks. Last year we had a team of organisers for the Alternative Research Methods training, for the Lustrum and for the iWeek. The salaries for these teams were respectively €3762,-, €2040,- and €7546,20. The tax costs amount to €7422,-. Other organisational expenditures have gone to administration and insurance costs, namely €1721,18. This is less than last year, because we cancelled some outdated insurances. Furthermore, we spent €30,- on promotion and €313,65 on community costs. For the promotion we made bags for the Lustrum and for the community costs we went on a trip with the whole team to a museum in Nijmegen and made goodbye presents for leaving members of OtherWise. Besides the Alternative Research Methods training and the iWeek, most of the activities’ budgets went to the capita selecta on resistance, the event on diversity, gender & inclusivity and the Lustrum. Overall, we have spent more on the activities in the first semester than expected. However, on the activities planned for the second semester we didn’t spend much money, because most were online or adapted. Because of this we are left with unspent money, that we will make good use of the coming year. This year it has been more challenging to do the finances because we could not find someone to fulfill the role of treasurer. Hanna Spanier had already moved away from Wageningen and was fulfilling the role from a distance. The new treasurer had difficulty understanding the systems as a non-Dutch speaking person. We would like to discuss whether it is possible to receive a training or another form of support in the finances. Since we are a student organisation we generally do not find people for the board who are very knowledgeable about finances and legal issues.


DESCRIPTION WUR - yearly allowance CAS Lustrum Reservation iWeek reservation

Subtotal Capita selecta on resistance

REVENUE DESCRIPTION Organisation 44448 Coordinator salaries 1629.15 RMP Coordinator salary 3500 Alternative Research Course 3500 iWeek Coordinator salary Lustrum coordinator Taxes Administration and insurances Promotion Community costs 53077.15 Subtotal Activities

Critical perspectives on science New economy Inner sustainability Lustrum VoedselAnders conference

100 Capita selecta on resistance 142.5 Diversity, gender & inclusivity Critical perspectives on science New economy Inner sustainability 165 Lustrum VoedselAnders conference

Climate Justice Ecovillage documentary OtherWays iWeek

Climate Justice Ecovillage documentary OtherWays 1200 iWeek

Alternative research methods

1531 Alternative research methods 11.5 Regreening/GAN (AID) info markets

Diversity, gender & inclusivity

Regreening/GAN (AID) info markets Subtotal

3150 Subtotal Reservations Money not spent due to corona Subtotal


56227.15 Total

EXPENDITURES 22270.7 1248.62 3762 7546.2 2040 7422 1721.18 30 313.65 46354.35 897.86 623 120.42 131.98 580.5 50

85.65 981.61 1618.73 39.8 150.04 5279.59 4593.21

4593.21 56227.15


Stichting OtherWise Generaal Foulkesweg 37 6703 BL Wageningen Email: OtherWise@wur.nl Website: www.otherwisewageningen.nl




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