Välkomna till seminarium och workshops kring hur miljöhumaniora som nytt ämne kan bidra till omställning och samhällsförändring. På förmiddagen ger vi en bred introduktion till ämnet med inriktning på natur/kulturarv, stadsutveckling, museer och konst. Vi kommer att exemplifiera med internationella utblickar, samt forskning i pågående projekt som tar sig an klimatfrågor på olika sätt. På eftermiddagen träffas vi igen för smakprov på kreativa workshopsövningar, de kretsar kring teman som markkänning, relationer till tid, klimatsorg, samt mellangenerationell etik.
Forskningsprojekten har anknytning till Statens historiska museer (SHM), Stockholms universitet (SU), Uppsala universitet (UU), Kungliga Tekniska högskolan (KTH) och Linköpings universitet (LiU). Seminariet arrangeras gemensamt av de båda Formas-finansierade projekten Humus economicus (SHM/LiU/KTH) och Curating Time/Seedbox (SU/UU).
Medverkande: Christina Fredengren, Janna Holmstedt, Jenny Lindblad, Malin Lobell, Caroline Owman och Karin Wegsjö.
Program: Dagen är uppdelad i moduler, så du kan vara med på allt, eller valda delar. 10.30-12.00 – Seminarium samt samtal. 12.00-13.00 – Lunch 13.00-15.30 – Tre workshops, inklusive kaffepaus. 15.30-16.00 – Gemensam avslutning.
Mer information och fullständigt program kommer inom kort!
När: 16 februari, 10.30-16.00 (CET – Stockholm). Var: Online (Zoom-länkar kommer att offentliggöras på denna sida senare). Kontakt: För frågor, skriv till christina.fredengren[at]arklab.su.se eller janna.holmstedt[at]shm.se OBS: Seminariet kommer att spelas in och sannolikt offentliggöras online, genom att medverka godkänner du detta
Gender and Sustainability: Introducing Feminist Environmental Humanities – FAD3115
This electable course in the doctoral program, Art, Technology and Design (7,5 credits) is an educational effort, supported by the KTH Equality Office for the integration of knowledge on gender equity in sustainable development research, provided by the KTH School of Architecture and the Built Environment and the multi-university platform The Posthumanities Hub, with Tema Genus, Linköping University.
Gender and Sustainability:Introducing Feminist Environmental Humanities
The PhD course will be held online, and combines critical and creative perspectives on gender and sustainability from the emerging field of environmental humanities as it overlaps with science, technology, humanities, art and feminist theory-practices. It explores postdisciplinary directions in sustainability from a set of positions in environmental humanities and feminist posthumanities.
The course provides an introduction into the conceptual landscape of feminist environmental humanities, and an orientation into its methodological trajectories across the fields of science, technology, art and design. Notions of different scientific traditions in the past and present, and of inter- and transdisciplinary research are presented and framed in ways that are particularly useful for PhD researchers pursuing environmental humanities/postdisciplinary studies and practice-oriented research in art, technology and design. PhD researchers are provided with an understanding of key concepts – and the relationship between research questions, methods, objectives and outcomes – through lectures, literature seminars, workshops and collaborative project work. The course introduces participants to thinking on situated knowledge practices and ethics amidst a plethora of critical methodologies, qualitative and innovative methods, and performative research practices. On completion of the course, PhD researchers will be provided with tools to critically reflect over the epistemological and ethical challenges inherent to their own research practices and doctoral work, but also in relationship to gender, sustainability and to other actors involved in the very social business of scholarship.
To be eligible for the course, PhD researchers must have completed a masters’ degree or have an equivalent level of education in STS, history of science, technology and environment studies, gender studies, technology, art or design (such as architecture, planning, civil engineering, arts, crafts, and design) or affiliated subjects within the humanities and social sciences.
Preliminary dates (ONLINE)
Module 1 – Re-inventing nature, re-inventing methodology, February 2, 3, 17, 2022 Module 2 – Doing gender and sustainability: Practice-oriented research, March 18, 2022 Module 3 – Ethics in thinking practice, March 31, April 1, 2022 Module 4 – Gender and sustainability in new registers: Knowledge communication, April 25, 26, 2022
Coordinators and Guest Lecturers
The course will be coordinated and taught by a unique team of teachers, combining gender, sustainability, environmental humanities, feminist posthumanities and practice-oriented research:
Meike Schalk, Associate Professor, KTH School of Architecture, architectural environmental humanities
Cecilia Åsberg, Professor, Gender, nature, culture, Linköping University (previously guest professor at KTH)
Marietta Radomska, Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities, Gender Studies, Linköping University, biophilosophy, eco/bio-art
Janna Holmstedt, PhD, Swedish Historical Museums, Artistic Researcher
And guest lecturers (TBA).
The course is an open collaboration with the KTH gender network, The Posthumanities Hub, a multi-university research group and platform for feminist posthumanities www.posthumanitieshub.net and Gender Studies, Linköping University.
Application for this Doctoral Course
Deadline for application is 13th of January 2022. (If accepted you receive a notice of acceptance and the course readings by 18th of January.)
Please apply FORMALLY to the PhD course Gender & Sustainability by submitting an APPLICATION to email@example.com
Include the following documents:
CV (short bio), one page
Letter of motivation, half a page (why you would benefit from this course in your PhD-work)
SHORT description of PhD project, one page maximum, with aim and research question, material and practice-oriented/methodological approaches and challenges
During calm nights in May and June, and synched by the full moon, bladderwrack releases its eggs and sperms. If you want to pay tribute to the forests of the sea and help bladderwrack reproduce, especially in the Baltic Sea, you can help it find new homes.
You don’t need to erect an underwater Midsummer pole, as (P)Art of the Biomass did together with marine biologists Cecilia Wibjörn and Maria Bodin at Tjärnö Marine Laboratory, Sweden. The only thing you need is a large rock where fertilized eggs of bladderwrack, zygotes, can settle. Or a brush, with which you can scrub a cliff clean from green algae, below the waterline, nearby where bladderwrack grows. If there’s an abundance of green algae, bladderwrack might find it hard to find a surface where the tiny zygotes can settle and grow.
Midsummer full moon occurs the 24th of June, 8:40 p.m. (CEST/Swedish time). If it’s a calm evening, the bladderwrack will spawn. Before this happens, take a walk with us to the sea.
It’s the smell of home I guess
Find your way to the sea Seek out where bladderwrack grows on hard cliffs and stones Air-filled pods keep the algae afloat Spongy bladders are swelling when ready to spawn Prepare a clean, hard surface Scrub a cliff Sink a stone Feel the sponginess and readiness Smell the tangle And for a moment, be that stone
This art and research project inquiries into the value and future of soil in urbanized landscapes. It seeks to draw attention to radically altered human-soil relations, the invisible work of soils, and practices of soil care in a time when soils are sealed and degraded at rapid rates.
Through the Humus Economicus Collaboratory we will gather artists, scientists, environmental-, urban-, gender-, and heritage scholars, and connect with a growing number of soil stewards to counteract soil blindness, decolonize conceptualizations of nature, and transform public knowledge and imaginaries of soils.
The project explores how multiple forms of inheritance and potential futures meet in the subject of soil, and what societies that strive to be sustainable could learn from it. Soils tie together political ecologies into conflict zones where nature and culture, human and non-human cannot easily be discerned and held apart. Humus economicus intends to stay with these troubles. It also recognizes that soil is not a charismatic other, as whales for example, which manages to mobilize empathy and action. Soil is rather uncharismatic and constitutes a wider form of bio-agency. How then, to call forth embodied knowledge of, and empathy with, an environment that to a large extent is invisible, difficult to grasp, uncharismatic, and which is being altered in anthropogenic ways?