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March 2021

Power and Methods (ARIN webinar)

5th March 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

14.30-16.30 (East Africa Time/Nairobi) 5 March 2021, online Subscribe to our Events newsletter During 2021, the African Research and Impact Network (ARIN) are convening a series of events and engagements on Methods. The ARIN events explore the question of Decolonising Methodologies to Sustainability in Africa. In the Global South, ‘coloniality’ has long been associated with political rule over subordinated countries. Struggles for ‘decoloniality’ have evolved from the undoing of colonial rule to the even more fundamental challenge of freeing knowledge,…

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February 2021

Challenging Research for sustainability: transdisciplinary methods, relationships, politics and praxis

17th February 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As the ESRC STEPS Centre enters its final year, join us for the first in a series of virtual dialogues on methodologies, exploring the theme of ‘Challenging Research’ for sustainability.  Subscribe to our Events newsletter In this first event on 17 February, we discuss the ideas and praxis involved in ‘opening up’ and ‘broadening out’ sustainability research. What does it mean to ‘open up’ research to enable plural knowledges and views to be included and considered? Why and how do…

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May 2020

*Postponed* STEPS Annual Lecture: Andrea J Nightingale

12th May 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fulton A Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RH United Kingdom
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* UPDATE, 18 MARCH 2020 * We are sorry that this event has been indefinitely postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bounding unruly landscapes: future imaginaries and socioenvironmental change 2020 STEPS Annual Lecture Andrea J Nightingale Professor in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo Fulton A Lecture Theatre University of Sussex Falmer, Brighton This event will be open to the public and includes a drinks reception after the lecture. It is the only public event of…

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[Postponed] STEPS Summer School 2020

11th May 2020 @ 8:00 am - 22nd May 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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The ninth and final STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability was due to take place on 11-22 May 2020, but has been postponed until the following year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Participants will explore the theme of pathways to sustainability through a mixture of workshops, lectures, outdoor events and focused interaction with STEPS Centre members. The Summer School takes place on the University of Sussex campus, near Brighton, UK, where STEPS is co-hosted by the Institute of Development Studies and…

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October 2019

Applying Technologies of the Self in Transformation Labs to Mobilize Agency

17th October 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This is a presentation from members of the Pathways network  as part of the Parallel T-Practice Sessions at the Transformations 2019 conference in Sanitago, Chile.

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Transformation Laboratories as spaces for co-designing social-ecological transformation: learning from different contexts and approaches

15th October 2019 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

The workshop will propose tools not only to academics but also to policy makers, practitioners, activists and everyone who is interested in designing multi-stakeholder spaces of transformation in the context of sustainability challenges in general and in extractive sectors such as mining and agriculture in particular.

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May 2019

STEPS Summer School

13th May 2019 @ 8:00 am - 24th May 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Room 100, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road
Falmer, BN1 9RE United Kingdom

The Summer School is a two-week immersive course on theories and practical approaches to sustainability, through creative, interactive and participatory learning. Participants will explore the theme of pathways to sustainability through a mixture of workshops, lectures, outdoor events and focused interaction with STEPS Centre members. The Summer School takes place on the University of Sussex campus, near Brighton, UK, where STEPS is co-hosted by the Institute of Development Studies and the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU).

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November 2018

Argentine Congress of Open and Citizen Science (CIACIAR)

2nd November 2018

CIACIAR (Congreso de Ciencia Abierta y Ciudadana en Argentina) was a one-day congress held at the University of San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event was convened by CENIT and Cientópolis, and sponsored by STEPS Latin America. The event was attended by more than 200 people among researchers, scientists, disseminators of science and technology, and university students from Buenos Aires, La Plata, Rosario, Córdoba, Río Cuarto and Mendoza. Blog: The challenges of open science by Muriel Tosi, 7 November 2018…

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October 2018

Pathways to Sustainability – Understanding Sustainability Challenges and Key Research Needs

10th October 2018

Nairobi, Kenya This event, hosted by the Africa Sustainability Hub, explored sustainable development challenges and priorities for the African continent. Topics include the role of research and partnerships, what research is needed, priority funding areas and opportunities for Africa. Media coverage of the event Video coverage NTV, Kenya - YouTube Capital FM news - YouTube Brandplus TV Kenya - YouTube Other online coverage Anchor Big Four agenda on research to avoid guesswork - experts Joseph Muraya, Capital FM, 10 October…

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May 2018

Workshop: Maps, Measures and Narratives for Transdisciplinary ‘Grand Challenge’ Research

1st May 2018

Tuesday 1st May UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, London This full-day workshop will consider the capacity of research communities, such as but not limited to those supported by The Nexus Network, to deliver inter- and transdisciplinary research. The workshop offers an opportunity for those engaged in such research to explore and pilot innovative methods for evaluating their own researcher capabilities, and the capacities of their research networks. The workshop is convened by the ESRC Nexus Network, in which the STEPS…

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