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July 2020

ONLINE SEMINAR: Sango Mahanty – ‘Rupture: Conceptualising Nature-Society Transformation’

July 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This event is the first in a series of online talks on the STEPS Centre’s ‘Natures’ theme. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHjQyVEXB-c About this event Rupture: Conceptualising Nature-Society Transformation* Sango Mahanty Resources, Environment and Development Program, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University *Based on a forthcoming paper with Sarah Milne, Keith Barney, Phuc Xuan To, Philip Hirsch and Wolfram Dressler This webinar will present a forthcoming paper from our collaborative project on Rupture. Christian Lund (2016) used the concept of…

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May 2020

*Postponed* STEPS Annual Lecture: Andrea J Nightingale

May 12 @ 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

May 11 @ 8:00 am - May 22 @ 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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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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