WORKSHOP: MAKING LOW-CARBON PLACES

For a special issue of the Norwegian Journal of Geography

Stavanger, Norway – 24 & 25 March 2022

Workshop programme

Note on format: We devote 45 minutes to each paper, with three papers per 150-minute session, and 5-10 minute breaks in between each paper to stretch our legs and minds. Authors have 10 minutes to make headline comments, discussants have 10 minutes to offer their feedback, followed by 20 minutes of inputs from other workshop participants, with 5 minutes for authors at the close.

24 March

9:00-11:30 – Cluster 1: Places and scales of transition

  • Living Within the Truth of Climate Change: how are real low-carbon places to be made? – Kate Pangbourne* [discussant: Bjørn Melås]
  • Place-based low-carbon transitions: A multiplicity of scales – Ami Crowther*, Saska Petrova, James Evans, Kate Scott [discussant: Pablo Astorga]
  • Where are low carbon places made? Tracing wired socio-technical relationships in electricity infrastructure systems – Torik Holmes*, Rebecca Windemer* and Carla De Laurentis [discussant: Anne Karam]

11:30-13:00 – Lunch and walk in the botanical gardens

13:00-15:30 – Cluster 2: Low-carbon place-making

  • Places of urban gardening – Bjørn Melås* [discussant: Aliyu Barau]
  • Low-carbon urban retrofitting: possible, but not desired? A research by design analysis –Alejandro de Castro Mazarro*, David Hick, Johanna Amtmann, Andreas Ammon, SarahMosavi [discussant: Ryan Stock]
  • Making carbon footprint estimations accessible for ordinary places: the case of Quilicurabrickmakers – Juan Pablo Astorga*, Nelson Sepúlveda, Valeria Ferrada [discussant: Ami Crowther]

18:00-21:00 workshop dinner downtown Stavanger

25 March

9:00-11:30 – Cluster 3: Contextualising low-carbon transitions

  • Suriya-shakti-sharir: Embodying India’s solar energy transition – Ryan Stock* [discussant: Torik Holmes]
  • Exploring Seed Ideas for Recreating Zero Carbon African Urban Industrial Landscapes – Aliyu Barau* [discussant: Kate Pangbourne]
  • “We Have Been Invaded:” Infrastructural Colonization, Green Grabbing, and Other Implications of Norwegian Wind Power for Lived Experiences of Citizenry – Anne Karam*, Shayan Shokrgozar* [discussant: Rebecca Windemer]

11:30-12:30 – Lunch

12:30-13:00 – visioning exercises

13:00-14:00 – towards synthesis (discussion of editorial – Making low-carbon places – Siddharth Sareen, Jens Fisker, Shayan Shokrgozar, Thomas Sattich)

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