Call for participants for infrastructure workshop
Academics are invited to submit their expression of interest to participating in a workshop on '(Re)making infrastructures in response to sustainability and climate emergencies: challenges, strategies, and opportunities'.
SCI Researcher Torik Holmes, Carla de Laurentis (Cardiff Metropolitan University) and Rebecca Windemer (University of the West of England) are organising a workshop on '(Re)making infrastructures in response to sustainability and climate emergencies: challenges, strategies, and opportunities'.
This in person workshop, hosted by the Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI) on Thursday, 30 June 2022 at The University of Manchester, will bring together researchers to discuss current and longer-term climate and sustainability emergencies as socio-technical challenges connected with the ordering of digital, transport, electricity, gas, water, and waste infrastructures.
The workshop will explicitly deal with questions concerning the dual role infrastructures play in helping to constitute and address various emergencies over time and across space. It will also provide a platform to discuss and explore the conceptual and practical challenges associated with studying infrastructures, sustainability, and climate emergencies in tandem, and themes including: materiality; spatiality and scale; temporality and timeframes; and other social, political, and economic dimensions of the topic at hand.
Interested academics at all career stages can submit their expression of interest in participating by completing the following form: