16 Jun Experiments in Public Participation – A seminar with Noortje Marres and Jason Chilvers (18 July 2017, UNSW)
Tuesday 18 July 2017, 4:00-6:00pm
UNSW Law Building, Theatre G23
This public seminar will include lectures by Noortje Marres and Jason Chilvers. The event aims to explore some of the ways in which practices of public participation are currently being rethought and remade, with a particular focus on two UK contexts: driverless cars (Marres) and sustainable energy transitions (Chilvers).
What if nothing happens? Street trials as experiments in participation
Noortje Marres is Associate Professor in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick, UK. She studied Science and Technology Studies at the University of Amsterdam and her main research interest is the transformation of participation in technological societies. She has published two books, Material Participation (Palgrave, 2012/2015) and Digital Sociology (Polity, 2017). More info at www.noortjemarres.net
Remaking participation after the ‘participatory turn’
Jason Chilvers is Reader (Associate Professor), and Chair of the Science, Society and Sustainability (3S) Research Group (https://3sresearch.org), in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, UK. His work, situated in the disciplines of science and technology studies (STS), geography and environmental science, focuses on relations between science, innovation and society, including studies of governance, appraisal and public participation relating to science, sustainability, energy and climate change. He is co-author with Matthew Kearnes of the book Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics (Routledge, 2016).
This seminar is part of the PLuS Alliance funded project Humanities for the Anthropocene: Developing New Approaches to Knowledge, Engagement and Impact. For further information please contact Thom van Dooren.
Image by Nadia Ismail.