Urban Ecology Centre


Urban Ecology Centre
789 chaussée de Waterloo
1180 Brussels
50° 47' 40.902" N, 4° 22' 24.7836" E


Cristina's work


Cristina’s work and career, as well as her life, has been a journey of sometimes unexpected adventures.

Cristina Gabetti


Cristina's home
45° 27' 53.1576" N, 9° 11' 29.4828" E


Yolanda's work

Yo finished two Master’s degrees in Holland: a Master of fine arts & education and a Master degree in political science/gender studies. During her studies she decided to research alternative communities and how people are collectively trying to practice their ideals in daily life. This brought her on a journey, and now she is herself practicing her ideals most days of the year in a collective in Porto. this means she is busy with many different projects, in addition to the regular tasks of renovating the spaces she occupies.



yolanda Porto
41° 8' 25.4364" N, 8° 36' 52.758" W
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Yo was born in a small town in the Netherlands. She lost both her parents when she was very young. She grew up with different families, and later  in a house with other young people in similar circumstances. Yo has an older sister who started squatting houses when Yo was in her early teens. So collective ways of living and the unconventional is something Yo is very familiar with and comfortable with.

Andrew Wanliss-Orlebar


Andrew's home London
United Kingdom
51° 33' 39.6396" N, 0° 5' 19.4964" W

Andrew is English, but spent his youth with his parents in France. Growing up, he had some environmental awareness, but did not plan a career or a life in the field. After going to university, he kept in touch with his friends, and was impressed by their level of material success and interested in who had bought a new car. Until one day he wasn’t. Without realising it, he had shifted his value system, and was much more interested in quality of life, seeing if his friends were happy and having meaningful relationships. 

Nick Meynen


Nick's home Leuven
50° 53' 5.0424" N, 4° 44' 17.5092" E

Lucie's work


Lucie is a self-educated woman. She has gathered her knowledge and training from a number of different learning experiences, both formal and informal. She has taken several courses and has a broad work background. Until recently, Lucie worked for Trias a Belgian development organisation. Her work included development of strategic fundraising plan, on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for the not for profit sector supplement and of GRI sustainability report. She was also on the board of directors of MO magazine.


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