A social researcher, community organiser, teacher and ecosocial designer passionate about social and cultural transformation in relation to the existential risks humanity faces.
Dr. Katy Fox is a social researcher, community organiser, teacher and ecosocial designer passionate about social and cultural transformation in relation to the existential risks humanity is currently facing. Katy is researching and designing community gardens, doing graphic recording, and developing an eco-community and transformative school.
Katy’s doctoral research concerned the impacts of EU agriculture policy on the lives of subsistence farmers in Romania (2006-2010). Her follow-up research in Romania (2009) brought to the fore environmental questions and she has since worked with permaculturists and new types of environmental grassroots movements. While her earlier interests were focused around the economy and power relations, her current work is concerned with systemic, deliberative paths for desired social change and the interconnections between ecosystems and social systems.
After living in Scotland and Romania for a decade, she moved back to her native Luxembourg (Beckerich) in 2010 and founded CELL, the Centre for Ecological Learning Luxembourg, a non-profit organisation that serves as a laboratory for sustainable living, which she led until 2018.
Katy founded Mycelium, an ecosocial design agency in 2019. Her aim is to focus her livelihood on permaculture design, regenerative living and community resilience capacity-building for the benefit of all – for the time beyond our self-terminating civilisation.
Katy still conducts various training for CELL and serves on the board of TERRA, a transition and education co-op for resilient and regenerative agriculture. In 2020, Katy founded an eco-community and farm in Belgium, where she lives with her partner, her two children and a community of other people, animals and plants.