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Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process


    CSISP, the Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process, is an active interdisciplinary research centre based in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths. CSISP supports work in the broad area of science, technology, society and the environment. It hosts events, research, and projects that examine the role of 'invention’ - and related terms, 'innovation', technology, discovery, change - in social and public life, and aims to facilitate collaboration and intervention across disciplines and practices that touch on the social broadly conceived: design and social science, computing and sociology, issue advocacy and social methods, biomedicine and social research, the arts and environmental science.


    Living on Samsø: Creating a viable community through energy transformations
    Irina Papazu (University of Copenhagen/CSISP visiting research student)
    Wednesday December 10, 15:00-17:00
    Goldsmiths, WT1205

    Samsø is Denmark's Renewable Energy Island - renowned for being self-sufficient in renewable energy and for having achieved this self-sufficiency through successful processes of citizen participation, which the project developers term 'energy democracy'. In my presentation I discuss these processes of citizen participation as instances of material participation motivated first and foremost by a concern for the future of the island as a 'liveable' community; that is, a community in which jobs and institutions are not constantly threatening to disappear.

    All welcome


    This year CSISP will host a new series of the CSISP Salon. The series' working title is 'Performance: Methods and Problems' and it will be co-organised by Sveta Milyaeva, Noortje Marres, Vera Ehrenstrein, David Moats.


    CSISP has a mailing list. If you would like to subscribe, please send an email to csisp@gold.ac.uk

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