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  • event: Contested Agronomy: whose agronomy counts?

    Contested Agronomy: whose agronomy counts? is a conference about the battlefields in agricultural research, past and present. 23-25 February 2016 Institute of Development Studies Brighton, UK Conference website Conference themes Contributions have been invited on any aspect of the politics of knowledge within the field of agronomy. Case studies of historical or present day significance […]

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  • event: Nexus network conference: ‘Scales, levels and spaces of the nexus’

    The Nexus Network second Annual Conference will be held on Thursday 19 November 2015, in central London. Questions of scale are crucial in addressing the linked nexus challenges of food, energy, water and the environment. The nexus is often framed as a global security problem, but this can obscure alternative understandings of interactions and trade-offs […]

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  • event: How can makerspaces, fablabs and hackerspaces help cultivate sustainable developments?

    Machines Room, 45 Vyner Street, London, E2 9DQ United Kingdom Interest in the social, economic and environmental possibilities of makerspaces and the maker movement continues to grow. This event brings together people involved or interested in sustainability activities to share, discuss, and reflect upon their experiences. In the discussions, our objective will be to consider […]

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  • post (Energy & Climate Change): Moving beyond products to material culture

    Prototyping or debating sustainable developments in makerspaces? In the previous blog I introduced some of the diverse ways that makerspaces are helping cultivate sustainable developments. Admittedly, these initiatives do not represent the totality of makerspaces, where many projects and activities are oblivious to demands for sustainable developments. In this blog I discuss some of the challenges […]

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  • post (Energy & Climate Change): Why should we seek sustainable developments in makerspaces?

    Community-based workshops like hackerspaces, fablabs and makerspaces, equipped with design, prototyping and fabrication tools have spread rapidly in recent years. Interest in the social, economic and environmental possibilities of these spaces has grown too. Amidst the claims and aims people bring to this collaborative flourishing of tool-based creativity is an argument that makerspaces can become experimental sites for the pursuit of […]

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