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TAPESTRY

Project dates: 2018-2021 Follow TAPESTRY on Twitter: @Tapestry_T2S Past Events Sessions at Gobeshona Conference – January 2021 Transforming Environments from the Bottom Up – Examples from Marginal Environments in India: View details  Watch video Sundarbans without boundaries: View details Watch video WEBINAR: 16 July 2020 Transformations in and beyond Covid-19 in India and Bangladesh Full…

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System Change Hive

The System Change HIVE is a creative engine room to explore alternative futures and visions of society through art and virtual reality. Starting in Brighton, UK in February 2019, the Hive focuses around a series of exploratory discussions between researchers, emerging artists and creative mentors – established artists working in visual art, sonic art and…

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‘Pathways’ Network: Transformative pathways to sustainability

The PATHWAYS Network carries out comparative research in six countries to explore how to work with local people on social transformations in the context of environmental change. We are conducting ‘Transformation Labs’ (T-Labs) with diverse groups in each country to address a specific socio-ecological problem. We aim to provoke change, test methods, learn from each…

Relational Pathways

Date: October 2016 – September 2019 Pathways into and out of poverty are complex. In the 21st century, global poverty is compounded by climate change, conflict and inequality, as well as social exclusion by gender, race, and class. This project aims to understand the pathways in and out of poverty for farmers in Kenya and…

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Transitions to Agroecological Food Systems

This project examines potential pathways for transitioning to more sustainable food systems in order to contribute to improved ecological, economic, social and nutritional outcomes. The project draws on the principles and practices of agroecology. It looks at the potential and constraints of agroecology in three countries: Nicaragua, Senegal and the UK. Dates and funding This…

New Manifesto

Go to the New Manifesto website In 1970 a radical document called The Sussex Manifesto helped shape modern thinking on science and technology for development. Forty years on, what kind of science and technology for development Manifesto is needed for today’s world? In 2010 the STEPS Centre launched Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto with…

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Biotechnology research archive

The STEPS biotechnology research archive consists of evidence-based research on GM crops, food and development spanning the last 10 years.

The Rising Powers: Clean Development and the Low Carbon Transition in sub-Saharan Africa

This interdisciplinary research project examined how, why and to what extent the Rising Powers (specifically China, India and Brazil) are enabling the transition to low carbon energy systems in Southern Africa. The project explored the range of actors, institutions, partnerships and policy-making processes involved in these contemporary forms of ‘South-South’ co-operation and technology transfer and…

Governance of Discontinuity in Technological Systems (DiscGo)

This is a collaborative project involving Andy Stirling, co-director of the STEPS Centre and SPRU, Pierre-Benoit Joly at INRA in Paris, Peter Stegmaier at TSG in Dortmund and led by Stefan Kuhlmann in Twente. DiscGo website About the project With the Sussex research focusing on the particular case of nuclear energy, the project as a whole seeks…

Climate Geoengineering Governance

The Climate Geoengineering Governance (CGG) project was a collaboration between the Universities of Oxford and Sussex and University College London, which worked between July 2012 and December 2014.  The project was funded by two UK Research Councils: Economic and Social (ESRC), and Arts and Humanities (AHRC). STEPS members Andy Stirling and Rose Cairns were among…