Movement Fellows

Technology and the Engineer in a Post Growth World: A Guide for Inquiry

– By Tonatiuh Rodriguez-Nikl Through this blog post I’d like to introduce my interests as a Maintainers Fellow by laying out my driving question and an approach for arriving at an answer. The main question that has been with me … More →

Lessons of The Forest: Seeds of Belonging

– by Rheanna Chen     After years, I’ve finally returned home to the island that raised me since I was a baby- Trinidad, the last island of the Caribbean archipelago. For my 30th birthday in January, I felt a … More →

“Can we fix this? A Year of Cobbling and Upkeep in the Built Environment”

– By Leila Behjat and Sam Bennett   Hello!   We (Leila and Sam) are thrilled to be part of the Maintainers Movement Fellowship and are looking forward to spending the year collaborating with our inspiring cohort – Max, Rheanna, and … More →

Maximillian Alvarez

Maximillian Alvarez is the Editor-in-Chief of The Real News Network and the host of Working People, “a podcast about the lives, jobs, dreams, and struggles of the working class today.” Prior to joining The Real News, he was an Associate … More →

Tona Rodriguez-Nikl

As a Maintainers Fellow, Tona is interested in how technological development will adapt to the changing social conditions and physical realities produced by climate change. Tona is a structural engineer by training and is a Professor of Civil Engineering at … More →

Leila D. Behjat

Leila D. Behjat is a creative solution finder with a high sense for design and aesthetics. With a Diplom-Ingenieur (Masters) in Architecture from Hafencity Universitaet, Hamburg, Germany, she has worked globally in the fields of interior and lighting design on … More →

Rheanna Chen

Rheanna is devoted to the world of ecology, art and connection. She has a lifelong commitment to sustainable development in the Caribbean; using strong systems thinking, capacity building and communication skills to design inclusive spaces for food sovereignty, climate resilience … More →

Sam Bennett

Sam Bennett is an ethnographer, maker, and designer who believes in slow research that minimally impacts our planet and advocates for human well-being. You can find her investigating people’s relationships to objects in the domestic space, making with mycelium and … More →