Bergen Energy Lab (BEL)

Postponed: The Collaboratory – radical education for radical times

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Jakob Grandin, PhD candidate and convener of the UiB Collaboratory and Tarje Iversen Wanvik, postdoctoral fellow, both from the Department of Geography at UiB, will speak at the lunchmeeting Tuesday 18th of February. 

Grandin works with drivers and paths of transformation, in particular urban transformation, and the role that politics may play in this regard. Wanvik is a postdoctoral fellow at Department of Geography and Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation. In his current research project “Climate Justice and the City” Tarje investigates the procedural and distributive challenges of urban mitigation policies in Bergen. He also holds a research fellow position at NORCE Climate / Bjerknes Centre, where he coordinates the cross-divisional strategic focus area “Climate Risk”. Together with Jakob, he initiated the Collaboratory in early 2017.  

Abstract: The complexity and interconnectedness of today’s social, economic and environmental challenges call for radical innovation in research, higher education, and governance. In all three arenas, there is a need for new types of knowledge, tools and experience that makes it possible to make sense of and act in a world in rapid transformation. At Centre for climate and energy transformation, the “Collaboratory" brings together students, researchers and practitioners in innovative, interdisciplinary and problem-oriented education, research and outreach activities. The seminar will outline the experiences from three years of practice and discuss where to go from here.

This seminar will be held from 12:15 to 13:00 (we open the doors at 12:00), the location will be announced. As always, it is free and open to all interested parties, so bring your lunch and join us for an interesting presentation followed bya Q&A session.