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Viveca Mellegard


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Research interests

My PhD is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as part of the Techne Doctoral Training Partnership. I’m working in the Economic Botany Department at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on research linking Kew’s colonial era collections of Indigofera tinctoria from India to contemporary indigo production and dyeing in West Bengal. I am particularly interested in the knowledge and skills embedded in the craft of dyeing with natural indigo and how embodied practices can cultivate human-plant relationships. 

Education/Academic qualification

Resilience and Development, MSc, Making craftsmanship visible as a source of social ecological resilience , Stockholm University

Award Date: 29 Jun 2015

External positions


Discovery Networks

Stockholm Resilience Centre



WWF Baltic Ecoregion Programme

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