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November 2019

Why embracing uncertainty means rethinking development and reimagining the future

14th November 2019 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wkL_5h1-o4 CRC Future Rural Africa Lecture Series Universität Bonn, GIUB Lecture by Ian Scoones, Institute of Development Studies/ESRC STEPS Centre/ERC PASTRES project This talk makes the argument for putting uncertainty at the centre of thinking and practice in development. This means rejecting a linear, technocratic framing and embracing the implications of uncertainty for today’s complex, dynamic world. Through a number of examples – from the fields of banking, critical infrastructures and disease control – the elements of new thinking on…

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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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Exhibition: ‘Hidden Paths’

16th October 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 20th October 2019 @ 6:00 pm
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George’s Place
Brighton, BN1 4GB United Kingdom

ONCA Gallery 14 St George’s Place, Brighton, BN1 4GB, UK 12.00 - 18.00 daily 16-20 October 2019 Free entry, donations to gallery welcome Global climate strikes are calling for ‘system change, not climate change’, but what does this mean? Extreme weather, automation, political instability, inequality: these crises are connected in deep and often invisible ways. Hidden Paths welcomes us inside the troubled systems that we live in to see how they could be transformed. Through a series of artworks, this…

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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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Negotiating Epistemological Frameworks and Normative Commitments Across a Transformative Knowledge Network

16th October 2019 @ 10:30 am - 17th October 2019 @ 12:00 pm

This is a session organised by the Pathways network for 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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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
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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. Blog series | Podcast | Video | Background info Blog series Participants in the symposium reflect on the event in a series of blog posts. Uncertain futures and the politics of uncertainty Richard Bronk Uncertain superlatives Emery Roe When ignorance does more than you think Emery Roe Solidarity, insurance, emotions and uncertainty Mark Fenton-O'Creevy…

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June 2019

Researching Pastoral Mobilities: Exploring Methods and Frameworks

18th June 2019 @ 8:00 am - 21st June 2019 @ 5:00 pm

18 – 21 June 2019 Friedensau University (Germany/Möckern) The “Pastoral Mobilities: Exploring Frameworks and Methods” writing workshop responds to the need to revisit our methodological infrastructure, as researchers of mobile pastoralism, to align with broader advancements in the understating of pastoral livelihoods and their environments, as well as with the contemporary empirics of research with mobile pastoralists. 24 researchers and mentors will come together from the 18th to the 21st of June in Friedensau University (Germany/Möckern) to explore these shortcomings…

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Why embracing uncertainty means rethinking development

14th June 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ester Boserup Prize Lecture by Ian Scoones, ESRC STEPS Centre / PASTRES project Watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGgGGxdDZBY Lecture details A1-01.01 Festauditoriet Bülowsvej 17, 1870 Frederiksberg C Copenhagen This lecture will draw on the European Research Council funded project, PASTRES (Pastoralism, Uncertainty, Resilience: Global Lessons from the margins) and will link to the ESRC STEPS Centre’s uncertainty theme for 2019. Details of the lecture and background on the Ester Boserup Prize are on the University of Copenhagen’s website.

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PASTRES seminar: Pastoralism in the Arabian Peninsula – Reflections on contemporary challenges and adaptations to land use rights

11th June 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 100, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road
Falmer, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Room 100, Institute of Development Studies Seminar with Dawn Chatty, co-hosted by the PASTRES project and the STEPS Centre All welcome Watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK53HSwe5PM&width=700&height=525 About the seminar Nomadic pastoralism in the Arabian Peninsula has undergone significant change over the past 150 years as a response to alterations in its relationship with central authority.  Efforts to settle and transform pastoralists into settled farmers – a key policy of Post WWI neo-colonial and later newly emerging nation states – has largely disappeared.…

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