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June 2021

Transformations Conference: Transformations from within: Towards a 2nd person epistemologies & methodologies

18th June 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This session is open to registered participants at the Transformations Conference 2021. Presenters: Jesús M. Siqueiros, Alex Penn; Lakshmi Charli-Joseph; Beth Cullen; Marina Apgar; Andrew Stirling Abstract: Structural, systemic and enabling transformations towards sustainability require reconnecting to our local environment and the biosphere in general (i.e., Folke et al. 2011, Scoones et al. 2020, among others). With the aim of contributing to this notion, for us the meaning of reconnecting is to acknowledge our position as scientists and society in…

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T-Lab: Transformation As Praxis – Responding To Climate Change Uncertainties In Marginal Environments In South Asia

18th June 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

This session is open to registered participants at the Transformations Conference 2021. In this session we present and open for debate experiences and challenges (methodological and conceptual) from carrying out project research on transformation from ‘below’ in marginal environments in South Asia marked by high levels of climate-related uncertainties and where transformative changes are being assembled and co-produced on the ground by hybrid and transformative alliances. This session is linked to the TAPESTRY project. VIEW THE CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

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Transformations Conference: Theories and Perspectives of Transformations

17th June 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This session is open to registered participants at the Transformations Conference 2021. A live Q&A session with the authors of the presentations in this Interactive Session will take place at the scheduled time. Registered participants can watch the pre-recorded presentations from 7/06/2021 until 31/08/2021. Speakers: Bruce Goldstein Cristina Costa Salavedra Neha Mungekar Paulina Aldunce Andy Stirling Rose Cairns This session is linked to the STEPS Centre's theme for 2021: Methods View Conference Programme

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Transformations conference: Transformative Responses to Climate Uncertainties in South Asia

17th June 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This session is open to registered participants at the Transformations Conference 2021. In this session we present and open for debate experiences and challenges (methodological and conceptual) from carrying out project research on transformation from ‘below’ in marginal environments in South Asia marked by high levels of climate-related uncertainties and where transformative changes are being assembled and co-produced on the ground by hybrid and transformative alliances. Presentations: Hans Adam: Arresting Environmental Collapse, Restoring Resource-based Livelihoods: Transforming Koli Fisherfolk in and…

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SRI 2021: Showing leadership in sustainability science – Lessons from the Global South and beyond the academy

15th June 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The upcoming 2021 Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress (SRI) is hosting a session on leadership in sustainability science, narrowing in on what lessons can be drawn from the Global South. Among the session's speakers are two STEPS Centre colleagues: D. Parthasarathy, co project leader of the TAPESTRY Project, and Joanes Atela of the STEPS Africa Sustainability Hub. The event will commence Tuesday 15 June 10:00 - 11:00 AM GMT +1 / 4:00 - 5:00 AM CT/CDT Speakers: Anupama Nair Joanes…

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February 2021

Webinar: Ethics of quantification

5th February 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm

14.00-16.45 CET, online This webinar features a panel including STEPS co-director Andy Stirling, alongside Andrea Saltelli and Wendy Espeland. Details & joining instructions About the event Numbers are at the core of the nexus between technoscience, society and the new media. The potential of numbers to inflict harm is on par or superior to those of any other technologies, when we consider both visible and invisible numbers, e.g. the use of artificial intelligence and big data algorithms. And yet, numbers…

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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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