María Heras

María Heras is a sustainability researcher at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) and a participatory theatre practitioner. She holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Technology, through which she explored the potential of participatory theatre for sustainability science. Her research interests focus on social learning, participatory action-research methods and the potentials of Art/Science hybrid experiences for transdisciplinary dialogues and sustainability transformations. She has also research experience on the fields of food sovereignty and the agro-industrial food system conflict, sustainable consumption and lifestyle changes towards more sustainable futures. As a theatre practitioner, she’s been trained in the techniques of Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, social theatre, experimental theatre, poetic body and corporeal mime. She is also actress and coordinator of the theatre company Projecta Teatre Social (Barcelona, Spain), since 2008.