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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

Relational and Psychological Dimensions of Agency

16th October 2019 @ 11:10 am - 12:45 pm

This is a session organised with members of the STEPS Global Consortium for the Transformations 2019 conference in Sanitago, Chile.

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July 2019

The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action

3rd July 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5th July 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Institute of Development Studies, Library Road
Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom

This international academic symposium, held at the Institute of Development Studies in the UK, explored the theme of uncertainty - the STEPS Centre's theme for 2019. Book | Blog series | Podcast | Video | Background info Book The Politics of Uncertainty: Challenges of Transformation (Routledge, July 2020) is an Open Access book which further explores the ideas discussed at the symposium. The book features chapters by participants, and an introduction by the editors (and symposium convenors), Ian Scoones and…

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March 2018

When the Wolf Guards the Sheep: Green extractivism and confronting the industrial machine

21st March 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room G22, Jubilee Building, University of Sussex
Brighton, BN1 9RH United Kingdom
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As part of the Politics of Nature reading group, Dr Alexander Dunlap, co-hosted by the CGPE and STEPS centre, presents a seminar on the merits of an anarchist political ecology in assessing extractive projects and charting new directions in (re)imagining ecological, unruly and dignified futures.   Drawing on case studies of Europe’s largest opencast coal mine, the Hambach mine in Germany, and wind parks in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region (Istmo) of Oaxaca, Mexico, the seminar examines corporate/state strategies of greening resource extraction…

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August 2017

Transformations 2017: Transformations in Practice

30th August 2017 @ 8:00 am - 1st September 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Forum Theatre, Level 1, Arts West The University of Melbourne, Parkville campus, Forum Theatre, Level 1, Arts West The University of Melbourne, Parkville campus
Melbourne, Australia

Members of the STEPS Centre, along with colleagues from the Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium, will be attending the Transformations 2017: Transformations in Practice conference in August. The Transformations conference is hosted by the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) at the University of Dundee. It is the third in a biennial series of international interdisciplinary conferences that focuses on transformations towards sustainability. The organisers describe its aim as "addressing contemporary challenges and creating conditions for enhancing people’s…

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July 2016

Webinar: Transformative Knowledge Networks – solutions-oriented research in practice

5th July 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 16:00 – 17:00 CEST (14:00 – 15:00 UTC) Research on global change and sustainability increasingly goes hand in hand with calls for profound change and social transformation – but what do we know about these processes in different, concrete contexts of application? What can social science-led research contribute to generating solutions and transformative change towards sustainability and social justice? Join researchers from the Transformations to Sustainability programme for a webinar discussion on solutions-oriented research in practice. Find…

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IDS 50: Sustainability transformations: the intersecting roles of state, market and society

5th July 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Room 100, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road
Falmer, BN1 9RE United Kingdom

Part of the Institute of Development Studies 50th Anniversary Conference: States, Markets and Society, this panel session will examine the politics of sustainability transformations through different cases, drawing on the work of the STEPS Centre and the emerging STEPS Global Pathways to Sustainability Consortium. The panel will open with an overview of the different ways ‘transformations’ are understood, and how sustainability transformations require a focus on coalition building across diverse actors. This will be followed by three case study presentations…

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May 2016

‘Transformations’ events at the Hay Festival

31st May 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 2nd June 2016 @ 10:00 pm

At the Hay Festival in Wales, three discussion events in our 'Transformations' series will investigate how change happens in different arenas, and how rapid and just transitions can be achieved to create more sustainable futures. Tickets can be purchased online in advance from the Hay Festival website. How Quickly Can We Change…Culture? 31 May 2016 at 8.30pm with Clare Brass, Molly Conisbee and David Boyle How Quickly Can We Change… Economics? 1 June 2016 at 8.30pm Andrew Simms, Victoria Chick…

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April 2016

Rapid Energy Transition

29th April 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A conference on energy transitions at the Centre for Alternative Technology on 29 April 2016. Part of the 'Rapid Transitions' event series.

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