My research focuses on the formation, lived experience and the experimentality of intentional communities. I am particularly interested in the ways in which intentional communities foster and engage with social and practical experiments and testing ways of living which can potentially influence wider social practices. This work includes a focus upon the process that enable experimentality, and the way in which being ‘alternative’ can facilitate and action utopian thoughts and ideas. I am also the lead for the
Intentional Communities research group at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
STEVENS-WOOD, K. 2020. These Communities are Experimenting with Greener and Fairer ways of living. The Conversation. Available at: https://theconversation.com/these-communities-are-experimenting-with-greener-and-fairer-ways-of-living-129374
STEVENS-WOOD, K, 2018. Four reasons to consider co-housing and housing cooperatives for alternative living, The conversation. Available at: http://theconversation.com/four-reasons-to-consider-co-housing-and-housing-cooperatives-for-alternative-living-99097
The Creative Life Cycle of Community. Communal Studies Association, Ephrata (Online). 1-3 October 202
The Worklife Ballance in an intentional community. European Ecovillage Conference: Ecovillages in thwe world, the world in Ecovillages: Peace, ecology and Social Justice. 14-17 July 2019, Comune di Bagnaia, Italy.
Desperately Seeking Utopia: The use of Prefigurative language by communards seeking others to create intentional communities. 19th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society, Tarragona, Spain. 9 – 12th July 2018.
Creating Community: is there a magic formula? 3rd Intentional Communities Symposium. 7th July 2018.
Meeting myself coming back – the ever decreasing circles of ethnographic reflexivity. Cardiff Met Post Graduate Conference, Cardiff. 16th May 2018.
The Story of Ted – using TED talks to engage students in informal learning contexts. Cardiff Met Annual Teaching and Learning Conference. June 2017.
'Women in intentional Communities'. International Women’s Day, Cardiff Metropolitan University. March 2017.
Do intentional communities have a role to play in our housing future'? Housing Studies Association Conference. February 2016.
Reality Bites: A discourse analysis of intentional communities'. NCVO Research conference. November 2015.