SCI members present research at conferences across Europe

In the final week of August SCI researchers presented their research at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference in Newcastle and the ESA Sociology of Consumption mid-term conference in Oslo.

Royal Geographical Society with IBG

Mike Hodson, Andy McMeekin and Andy Lockhart have presented their new conference paper "Platformisation and the Reconfiguration of Urban Public Transport Systems in England: Who’s in control?" at the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference in Newcastle.

Catherine Walker, along with former Young People at a Crossroads (YPAC) Research Associate Ellen van Holstein and project mentor Natascha Klocker, co-convened the double conference session ‘Storytelling towards Solidarity: Representing diverse experiences of living with a changing climate’ at the Royal Geographer’s Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference in Newcastle. This was sponsored by two RGS-IBG research groups: the Climate Change Research Group and the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group. This hybrid double session attracted an international group of papers, including work being reported on from New Zealand, Australia, the UK, USA, Ireland, the South Pacific and Finland. It was attended on and offline by around 60 people.

As part of the Storytelling towards Solidarity session, Catherine presented a paper co-authored with Ellen and Natascha entitled ‘Young People at a Crossroads: Connecting stories of climate change across places and generations’.

Ellen van Holstein presented on YPAC data in a session organised by the Climate Change Research Group and the Energy Geographies Research Group entitled ‘Recovering from ‘carbon democracies’? Everyday practices of future-making confronting climate change’. Ellen’s paper was entitled ‘Distributed environmental responsibility: intergenerational deliberations on good citizenship in a climate changing world’.

The Towards Inclusive Environmental Sustainability (TIES) project team organised a roundtable discussion about research and activism at the intersection of racial (in)justice and climate emergency at the Royal Geographer’s Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference in Newcastle.

Luke Yates held a session about ‘What was the Sharing Economy? Understanding Platform Legitimation’ at the mid-term meeting of the ESA Research Network of Sociology of Consumption in Oslo.

Tally Katz-Gerro attended the mid-term meeting of the European Sociological Association research network of Sociology of Consumption, hosted by Oslo Metropolitan University. Tally gave a keynote at the pre-conference PhD colloquium, titled ‘Researching consumption: mixed methods, ‘hard to reach’ social groups, and social impact’; and a conference talk titled ‘Inclusive environmental sustainability:  Insights from research with Somali and Pakistani residents in Manchester’. Both presentations are based on the TIES project led by Sherilyn MacGregor.