On the issue

All my Relations: Eco-Pedagogy, Self-Cultivation and Transformative Performance Practices was a workshop event organised jointly by the Malmö Theatre Academy and Lund University’s Agenda 2030 cross disciplinary Graduate School on 2nd–4th September 2022. The event addressed researchers, artists and artist-researchers interested in how humans can change their mindset and behaviour to a more sustainable lifestyle through art and performance.

The event took place at Gylleboverket, a transdisciplinary centre for contemporary art, culture, and permaculture, located in Eastern Scania (Skåne). It was planned and facilitated by Prof. Esa Kirkkopelto, PhD candidate Steinunn Knúts Önnudóttir, who is a member of the Agenda 2030 graduate School, as well as Etta Säfve and Jona Elfdahl, the artistic leaders at Gylleboverket. Prof. Saul García-López from the Norwegian Theatre Academy participated as an expert-guest.

The event gathered almost 30 international participants with various professional and cultural backgrounds, based in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, and the UK. Their areas of expertise varied widely and comprised e.g., contemporary performance, dance and music, artistic research, art education, higher education in the arts, urban design, costume design, community work, gardening, and ecological activism. At Gylleboverket the participants accommodated themselves in tents or various indoor venues provided by the farm.

The event started with an opening lecture and ritual by Saul, after which the members gathered into three working groups, facilitated by either Esa, Steinunn or Etta and Jona that would work together for 48 hours dealing with questions on pedagogy, self care, and the transformative potential of performance.

Table of contents


By Steinunn Knúts Önnudóttir

Eco-sustainable Performative actions
By La Saula (Saul García-López)

Human Mushrooms: Transformative body techniques and indigenous epistemologies
By Esa Kirkkopelto

Entering the land of Silence
By Cornelia Altgård

A walk at night
By Rosa Postlethwaite

A Silent Traverse in the Dark
by Annika O Bergström and Juliana Restrepo-Giraldo

Reflection from the Land I Reflection from the Land I & II
By Cornelia Altgård

A Tribute
By Charlotte Østergaard

A Poem 
By Anouk Heltzel

Perspectives of Time
By Simon Poole

A Dance Between Shadow and Light
By Sophie Hedderwick

Nothing is the Same
By Harm Coordes

On the Practice of Belonging
By Lisa Hultberg

Exploring Dramaturgy inside the word Invisible
By Iiris Syrjä

How would you be if you were invisible?
By Rosa Postlethwaite

Surging, Sinking, Syncing, Sounding: notes on travelling with text(ile)s to All My Relations
By Anouk Hoogendoorn

Dying with Plants. Dyeing with Plants
By Harm Coordes

Scores: in Entanglement
By Denise Araouzou 

Drip notes from All My Relations
By Sofie Lebech

To the Gyllebo Lake
By Stefan Andersson

I will not be sad in this world
By Etta Säfve and Jona Elfdahl

Editorial Notes

Steinunn Knúts Önnudóttir, Jörgen Dahlqvist and Sven Bjerstedt

How to quote:
Knúts Önnudóttir, S., Dahlqvist J. & Bjerstedt, S., (ed) (2024). ‘All My Relations’, Issue #1, Matter Journal, Malmö

Ayesha Jordan (cover)
All other photos © the authors when it is not listed otherwise

Graphic Design and programming:
Jörgen Dahlqvist