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LUCSUS seminars

Thursdays 11 am to 12 noon CET

The LUCSUS seminars is a research seminar series with researchers at LUCSUS as well as invited guests working with societal change and transformations for sustainability.

Autumn programme 2022 – Methods for Mobilization

For researchers engaging with complex sustainability problems and environmental justice, the line between researcher and participant in social mobilization can be fine and sometimes tricky to navigate. The call for transdisciplinarity is fundamental to LUCSUS research and encourages us to actively contribute to developing solutions to complex sustainability problems. This makes reflexivity and positionality key questions to think about. How do we engage with the issues we study? What methods can we use in translating our research into social action, and how do we navigate between roles as researchers, practitioners, and individuals?

For the 2022-2023 LUCSUS seminar series, we wish to hear from researchers who have engaged with sustainability issues on the ground and learn from their experiences of working across the researcher-activist gap.

22 September
WIP: Scholar Activism in Academia and Beyond,
Farzana Bashiri (Lund University)

6 October
Together We Green. How Communities Make Their Members Greener and More Satisfied with Life.
Maria Toft (University of Copenhagen)

13 October
Climate Activism in Norway’s Oil Capital, Stavanger.
Anne-Sofie Lautrup Sørensen (IT University of Copenhagen)

20 October (CANCELLED)
Findings of the latest IPBES Values assessment and discussion on biodiversity and multiple values.
Mine Islar, Torsten Krause and Carlos Velez (LUSCUS)

27 October
Mining in South Africa. It is about land management, legal pluralism and corporate social responsibility.
Janine Ubrink (Leiden University) 
NOTE that the seminar will be held at 
10.15-12.00 in the lecture hall at social work (Socialhögskolan),  Allhelgona Kyrkogata 8 

3 November
Degrowth and post-growth: A new sustainability paradigm?
Timothée Parrique and Jennifer Hinton (Lund University)

10 November
Towards an ethic and practice of reparation for sustainable development: Learning from and through informal work.
Manisha Anantharaman (Saint Mary’s College of California)

17 November
Climate futures in Rio de Janeiro: Participatory methods for developing scenarios and visions of climate vulnerability and community-led adaptation.
Bruna Medeiros (International Institute for Sustainability) and Ebba Brink (LUCSUS)

24 November
Dilemmas emerging from methodological approaches to socio-environmental injustice along gold supply chains.
Muriel Cote (Lund University)

1 December
Participatory World Building and the Carbon Ruins Project.
Alexandra Nikoleris (Lund University)

8 December
Discussing the role of prefigurative politics and action for mobilizations.
Mine Islar and Sara Ullström (LUCSUS)


About the seminars

The LUCSUS seminars are open for the public. We aim for it to be an open, reflective and interdisciplinary academic forum for new ideas and research on sustainability. 

Thursdays from 11am to 12 noon.

Wrangel, Biskopsgatan 5, room 117

Contact:  Jonas Allesson, jonas [dot] allesson [at] LUCSUS [dot] lu [dot] se