Urban Planning Studio “Public Spaces: Transdisciplinary Approaches” (in French and English)

13-18 May 2019, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

This inter- and transdisciplinary studio course will take place in collaboration with Studio Jan Gehl (Copenhague, New York, San Francisco) and the Department for Public Spaces of the Ville de Lausanne. Students will have to opportunity to work directly with Studio Jan Gehl and the Ville de Lausanne and learn the “Public Space, Public Life” method developed by the world-renowned Danish urban planning studio. The 3ECTS course is open to PhD candidates as well as highly motivated Masters students across all fields.

For more information, contact Dr. Shin Alexandre Koseki

Séminaire interdisciplinaire CUSO: Le défi de l'interdisciplinarité: le règlement alternatif des conflits

17 mai 2019, Université de Genève

Ce séminaire donnera la possibilité aux doctorant-e-s de différentes formations, travaillant sur des sujets qui interrogent les rapports entre l’État, la justice et les individus, comme la création de nouveaux (ou parfois anciens et traditionnels) modèles de gestion des conflits, de présenter leurs recherches et de les discuter avec des expert-e-s spécialement invité-e-s pour l’occasion, ainsi qu’avec les autres participante-s.

Délai de soumission des abstracts: 15 janvier 2019

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Masterclass Societal Transitions

21-24 May and 13 September 2019, Impact Hub Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This course has been developed in collaboration between DRIFT, a research institute on sustainability transitions, and Impact Hub Amsterdam, a network of social entrepreneurs. By bridging transition governance and transformative entrepreneurship, and by combining a critical perspective on social change with pragmatic insights and strategies, the course aims to galvanize and connect a mixed audience of people that (want to) contribute to systemic change, including sustainability professionals, researchers, policy- & decision-makers, civil servants, entrepreneurs or activists.

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TD Summer School 2019: Transdisciplinary Research at the Science | Society Interface within an Intercultural Orientation

1-5 July 2019, Kazbegi, Georgia

Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty Lüne­burg is plea­sed to in­vi­te you to the Td Sum­mer School 2019. This year, the Td Sum­mer School is hea­ding east and al­re­a­dy ta­kes place in July! It will be rea­li­zed in Kaz­be­gi, Geor­gia (Cau­ca­sus) in co­ope­ra­ti­on with Tbi­li­si Sta­te Uni­ver­si­ty, Geor­gia, Uni­ver­si­ty of Na­tu­ral Re­sour­ces and Life Sci­en­ces, Vi­en­na, Aus­tria, and Ar­me­ni­an Sta­te Pe­dago­gi­cal Uni­ver­si­ty, Ar­me­nia.

Application deadline: 20 April 2019
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International Summer School “Modelling Food Security”

8-14 September 2019, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

Targeted at PhD students and postdocs, the course is jointly organised by the UFZ, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Participants will be introduced to modelling approaches on different scales related to food security, and will practically explore them in team programming sessions.

Application deadline: 28 February 2019
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THESys Summer School 2019 – Transformative human-environment research & participatory methods: From Co-production to Co-producing

16-21 September 2019, IRI THESys offices, Berlin, Germany

Human-environment research is the interdisciplinary study of how humans live in, affect, govern, reflect upon and perceive their natural environment, and how, in turn, that environment supports or constrains human life and culture. This research draws much of its legitimacy from being relevant for the very organisation of human-environment relations themselves. Considerable effort is thus invested in understanding pressing societal challenges such as sustainable development, climate change adaptation, land competition, biodiversity conservation and water, food and energy security, to name a few. Yet, researchers are increasingly mandated to engage more actively with politics and the plurality of epistemologies and perspectives on these challenges that exist in society. So, how may human-environment research take an active role in transformative research for and with society? This is the overall question for this summer school which will be addressed by applying science and technology studies (STS) and political ecology perspectives to participants’ own cases as well as getting first hands-on experience with transdisciplinary research methods.

Application deadline: 15 April 2019
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