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Message posted on 25/02/2020

EASST/4S open panel: 7. Applied Interdisciplinary Sustainable Transitions Research

Dear Colleagues

We would like to invite you to consider submitting your abstract to the
panel "7. Applied Interdisciplinary Sustainable Transitions Research" in
the EASST + 4S joint conference.

The deadline for abstract submission is February 29, 2020:

Panel details:

7. Applied Interdisciplinary Sustainable Transitions Research

Ruth Woods, Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU; Antti
Silvast Silvast, Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU

Academic scholars examining sustainable transitions are increasingly
working across disciplines and professions, in order to address complex and
multidimensional issues facing contemporary societies and their
infrastructures. The turn to interdisciplinary research is seemingly at
home within multidisciplinary research institutes and research projects,
where industry partnerships and innovation strategies are high upon the
agenda. They are locations where STS intervenes and tries to be relevant in
situations at hand. Focusing on sustainable transitions this panel examines
the challenges of solution centered applications. Inspired by an interest
in the production of scientific knowledge and its use in interdisciplinary
research, we want to create a space for practitioners and scholars to
reflect upon their own concepts and practices when working in
interdisciplinary teams. The panel seeks presentations that scope, for
example: what type of knowledge is required by the ‘end users’ of
anthropological or sociological skills? What ethnographic locations are
found within interdisciplinary collaborations? How do we get to know the
end user needs and does problem solving challenge STS’s own premises? Or is
it rising to the challenge of solving problems posed by other disciplines
and engaging in their critical debates? Which actors do we want to speak
and act with and which want to speak and act with us? We welcome
presentations from different geographical and research contexts,
highlighting the diversity of engagement between disciplines, and
professional groups involved in sustainable transitions.


Keywords: Applied, Interdisciplinary, Sustainable Transitions Research

Categories: Engineering and Infrastructure


Knowledge, Theory and Method

Best wishes
Ruth Woods & Antti Silvast

Antti Silvast
NTNU, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture
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