Young Researchers Conference 2021
Online Conference of the DFG Centre for Advanced Studies “Futures of Sustainability”, November 24 - 26 2021
"Ruptures, Transformations, Continuities. Rethinking Infrastructures and Ecology"
Organizations, institutions as well as everyday life are permeated and characterized by a variety of interests and objectives regarding sustainability. They all relate to sustainability as a strong normative point of reference. However, this complexity of interests and goals asso-ciated with the concept of sustainability inevitably gives rise to conflicts, incompatibilities as well as contradictory and paradoxical effects. Looking at ruptures, transformations and con-tinuities, the conference aims to explore the meaning of infrastructures in the context of the ecological crisis and its implications for the multiple futures of sustainability.
For further Information see the call for papers.
Conference Program (PDF):
Please note: all times in Central European Time (CET)!
Wednesday, Nov 24
- 14:00-16:00, KollegLecture
Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard University, USA): Spaceship or Stewardship: Imaginaries of Sustainability in the Information Age (on YouTube)
Thursday, Nov 25
- 9:30-10:00, Welcome
- 10:00-11:20, Keynote
Lara Monticelli (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark): "Sustainability" of What? Capitalism and the Viability of Transformative Infrastructures (on YouTube)
- 11:20-11:50, Coffee Break
- 11:50-13:10, Diverse Forms of Organizing
Joschka Moldenhauer, Simon Micken & Philipp Thimm (University of Cologne, Germany): On the role of cooperatives as actors in regional development with regard to the creation and design of stable and sustainable infrastructures
Simone Schiller-Merkens (University Witten-Herdecke, Germany): Organizing toward an Alternative Economy: Challenges and Opportunities of Scaling Up Prefigurative Organizing
- 13:10-14:10, Break
- 14:10-15:30, Politics and Welfare
Francesco Laruffa (University of Geneva, Switzerland): Rethinking Welfare Infrastructures for the Social-Ecological Transformation: From Employment to the Capability to Take Care of the World?
Vincent Gengnagel (Europe University of Flensburg, Germany) & Katharina Zimmermann (Hamburg University, Germany): The European Green Deal – An inclusive moonshot for a climate-neutral yet prospering continent?
- 15:30-16:00, Coffee Break
- 16:00-18:00, Practices of Care & More-than-Human Entanglements
Réka Gál (University of Toronto, Canada): Space Trouble: Insights for Sustainable Environmental Practices on Earth
Mathilda Rosengren (Malmö University, Sweden): When infrastructures and ecological actors meet – disruptions and connectivities of Malmö’ urban willow tree
Salina Suri (Harvard University, USA): Stranger Tides: Investigating the Restoration of Good Relations with Transcontinentally-Entangled Ecologies
Friday, Nov 26
- 10:00-10:10, Welcome to day 2
- 10:10-12:20, Finance and Energy
Muhammad Amir Ingratubun (IPB University, Bogor, Indonesia): Ethical Development Funding? Dutch Curse on Indonesia: The Case of Asian Development Bank (ADB) Loan Projects.
Gregor Kungl (University of Stuttgart, Germany): Transferability of Infrastructural Path Dependence – A Comparison of Electricity and Mobility Systems
Simone Schleper (Maastricht University, Netherlands): Caribou Crossings: The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, ecological indicators, and wildlife as stakeholders in the Anthropocene
- 12:10-13:10, Break
- 13:10-14:30, Crisis
Lisa Suckert & Timur Ergen (MPIfG, Cologne, Germany): Can “crises” promote transitions toward sustainable infrastructures? The case of the first oil crisis and the role of multilayered interpretative struggles
Silja Klepp (Kiel University, Germany): A permanent crisis: Coastal protection in Sicily
- 14:30-15:00, Coffee Break
- 15:00-16:00, Wrap up & Discussion
- 16:00-17:20, Keynote
Dominic Boyer (Rice University, USA): Infrastructural Futures in the Ecological Emergency (on YouTube)
- 17:30, Closing
Registrations externals: Please register by sending an e-mail to: zukuenfte.der.nachhaltigkeit"AT"uni-hamburg.de
Registered participants will receive the Zoom access details shortly before the Conference. Until then, we kindly ask for your patience.
Twitter during the conference: #EcologyInfrastructures @fos_uhh