Programme

Speakers

Benj Sykes

UK Country Manager and Head of Programme Asset Management in DONG Energy's Offshore Wind Power

Tanja Winther

Associate Professor at Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo

Sophie Bouly de Lesdain

Expert Researcher at Electricité de France (EDF)

Veronica Strang

Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University

Schedule

Day 1

Speakers & Energy Hotspot

Day 2

Workshops

Day 1
28 Oct 2017
Day 2
29 Oct 2017

Registration and Energy Hotspot

During the day, our co-organisers, sponsors and partners will present at the Energy Hotspot. Do not miss the opportunity to mingle with enthusiasts from all sorts of different domains in academia, energy industry and non-for-profit sector.
The Culture Academy
Practical Action
Durham Energy Institute
The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
VU University Amsterdam
PEOPLE Project
Antropología 2.0
Antropologerne
Energethics
The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN)

Opening

The event will be officially opened by Sandra Bell, Maggie Bosanquest, and convenors of EASA Applied Anthropology Network.
Maggie Bosanquet
Dan Podjed
Meta Gorup
Pavel Borecký
Sandra Bell

Energy Futures: people, place and generation

What is the role of communities in the future of energy production? How might engineers work with social scientists on the introduction of new energy technologies?
Benj Sykes

Can anthropology contribute to the development of solar energy?

Energy technologies and policies backing solar panels are often based on utopias fueled by positive public opinion towards green energies. In her presentation, Sophie Bouly de Lesdain shows how anthropology,...
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Sophie Bouly de Lesdain

Snack break and Energy Hotspot

During the day, our co-organisers, sponsors and partners will present at the Energy Hotspot. Do not miss the opportunity to mingle with enthusiasts from all sorts of different domains in academia, energy industry and non-for-profit sector.
The Culture Academy
Practical Action
Durham Energy Institute
The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
VU University Amsterdam
PEOPLE Project
Antropología 2.0
Antropologerne
Energethics
The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN)

Delaying or enhancing solutions to the energy dilemma?

In the search for solutions to the energy dilemma – provision of modern energy for all and sustainable production and consumption – what role could or should be played by...
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Tanja Winther

Empowering Infrastructures: water, steel and stone

Water infrastructure brings together some very ‘powerful’ materials: water, steel and stone which, through their particular properties, co-construct the relationships we have with them. This paper aims to provide some insights into the ‘power of materials’.
Veronica Strang

Coffee break and Energy Hotspot

During the day, our co-organisers, sponsors and partners will present at the Energy Hotspot. Do not miss the opportunity to mingle with enthusiasts from all sorts of different domains in academia, energy industry and non-for-profit sector.
The Culture Academy
Practical Action
Durham Energy Institute
The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
VU University Amsterdam
PEOPLE Project
Antropología 2.0
Antropologerne
Energethics
The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN)

Panel discussion

The discussion will focus on the development of new sustainable solutions for energy production and consumption.
Benj Sykes
Dan Podjed
Tanja Winther
Veronica Strang

Social event

Do you still have the energy to join us for a social event? We will use the cutting-edge anthropological approaches to spot the best place in Durham.

Workshop: Accounting for Energy

The roles of corporations in aiming for a sustainable future, and how anthropological insights help asking the right questions.
Energethics

Workshop: Ethno-engineering

How to work appropriately with technical practice innovations in culturing skills for renewable energy.
Ben Campbell
The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN)

Workshop: Insightful Jobs

Demonstrating the Value of Reflexive Thinking.
ASA Apply

Workshop: Mining history

A walking tour of Durham featuring its hidden history as the centre of what was once the largest coalfield in England.
Durham Energy Institute
Sandra Bell

Workshop: Building corporate cultures of sustainability

Understanding and building sustainability into the DNA of your organisation.
The Culture Academy