Shared Landscapes – Intercultural Research & Engagement specialises in the social, cultural and political aspects of environmental research and communication.

Behind Shared Landscapes is Dr Tanja Rother. Originally from Berlin, Germany, Tanja (read: Tania) has been living in Aotearoa New Zealand since 2006. Shared Landscapes was created in 2016. Trained in Social Anthropology at Victoria University (PhD 2016) she is passionate about  assisting the understanding and communication between different world views and cultural systems.

Our land- and seascapes are inevitably shared. Shared between nature and people, as well as between people of different cultural backgrounds and with various ideas about how we should treat our natural environment.

Shared Landscapes supports communities, tāngata  whenua, local government and Crown agencies working together towards a shared landscape that is socially and ecologically sustainable.

I provide the following services:

    • Ethnographic and historic research
    • Community engagement & education
    • Project design & management

Shared Landscapes is based in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, Aotearoa New Zealand.