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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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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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The Politics of Uncertainty – webinar with Natalie Burns and Andy Stirling

4th February 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

About this Event Register online This roundtable discussion is part of a project with the University of Sussex that looks beyond Silicon Valley to try and develop more effective and socially useful approaches to technology innovation. The project links three digital entrepreneurs with three academics from the University of Sussex, to discuss with tech innovators and purpose-driven communities how they might integrate approaches derived from university research into their practices. The Politics of Uncertainty Join Natalie Burns, Strategy Director at…

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January 2021

Webinar: What can we learn from the world of pastoralism for wider agrarian struggles?

27th January 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

27 January at 12-13.30 (UTC) Speakers: -Ian Scoones, PASTRES Programme, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex, U.K. -Maryam Rahmanian (IPES) -Rahma Hassan PhD Fellow, University of Copenhagen and University of Nairobi Register for this event Pastoralists are some of the most marginalised people on the planet, but they have much to teach us all. Pastoralists make a living from livestock on extensive dry and montane rangelands across the world, continuously living with and from uncertainty. Like agrarian societies everywhere, pastoralists…

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Sundarbans without boundaries

18th January 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

The second of two virtual sessions convened by the TAPESTRY project at the Gobeshona Conference on Locally Led Adaptation Action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfsB6zG3GLA Speakers: Shababa Haque (ICCCAD) Upasona Ghosh (Indian Institute of Public Health, Bhubaneshwar) Mahmuda Mity (ICCCAD) Shibaji Bose (Researcher/communications professional) Annu Jalais (National University of Singapore) Amites Mukhopadyay (Jadavpur University, Kolkata) Md Nadiruzzaman (Hamburg University) Lars Otto Naess (IDS) Lyla Mehta (IDS) Chair: Terry Cannon (IDS) Session description This is the second session from the project ‘Transformation as Praxis: Exploring…

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Transforming Environments from the Bottom Up – Examples from Marginal Environments in India

18th January 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is the first of two virtual sessions convened by the TAPESTRY project at the Gobeshona Conference on Locally Led Adaptation Action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy88UA9CBuU Speakers: Ketaki Bhadgaonkar (Bombay 61) Jai Bhadgaonkar (Bombay 61) Hans Nicolai Adam (NIVA) Ranit Chatterjee (Kyoto University) Rohit Jha (Kyoto University) Mihir Bhatt (AIDMI) Lyla Mehta (IDS) Chair: Terry Cannon (IDS) About the session This is the first of two sessions on the TAPESTRY project (‘Transformation as Praxis: Exploring Socially Just and Transdisciplinary Pathways to Sustainability in…

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December 2020

The Truth About Nature: Environmental politics in a post-truth, digital world

15th December 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A presentation by Bram Büscher, author of The Truth about Nature: Environmentalism in the Era of Post-Truth Politics and Platform Capitalism, followed by roundtable discussion with Elizabeth Havice and Max Ritts. Moderator: Amber Huff Watch the video Video (120 minutes) of the whole discussion is available. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtR2fN-mvJU About this event How should we share the truth about the environmental crisis? At a moment when even the most basic facts about ecology and the climate face contestation and contempt, environmental advocates…

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Politics of Nature reading group: Hope Against Hope

11th December 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for an online discussion on readings related to the politics of nature. The reading for this session is the book by the Out of the Woods Collective, Hope Against Hope: Writings on Ecological Crisis. How to join To join the PoN email list and / or get access to the Zoom links and readings for this group, please send an email to Andrea Brock(a.brock@sussex.ac.uk) or Amber Huff (a.huff@ids.ac.uk). This event relates to our 2020 theme of Natures. Explore…

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November 2020

Enchanting nature: tentacular storytelling in the Great African Kelp Forest

30th November 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Roundtable with My Octopus Teacher director Pippa Ehrlich and others from the Sea Change Project Video recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNL-TDa31ks About this event There is a forest beneath the waves off the western coast of South Africa that is as biologically rich as a tropical rainforest. Few people have experienced the Great African Kelp Forest like the members of the Sea Change Project, a small group of journalists, scientists, photographers and filmmakers who have developed a unique methodology for exploring and learning about,…

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