6 – 9 July 2022
The European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) organises a biennial international conference held in different European locations since 1982. This year’s edition takes place in Madrid, Spain from 6 to 9 July 2022, addressing a central theme The Politics of Technoscientific Futures, and TRANSFORM is taking part in several sessions. SRecent years have been marked by uncertainty and instability, as the pandemic continues to disrupt lives and communities, transactions and supply chains, customs and rituals. Possible pathways to what we once called the future seem to open and close rapidly from one moment to the next. Constellations of rights and responsibilities – and sites of jurisdiction for defining them – shift daily in relation to new knowledge claims and accompanying uncertainties. Calls to seize the opportunity presented by this crisis abound across projects of techno-political transformation:
- Can we maintain the dramatic reduction of CO2 emissions that we witnessed during the height of the pandemic?
- Can scientists harness public optimism from vaccine breakthroughs and help quickly implement projects of bioeconomic transformation?
- Will this new perspective legitimate funding and creation of more public goods such as enlarged public green spaces and cycling infrastructures?
- Will governments and the private sector seize the opportunity to collaborate in creating new biopolitical regimes of data collection, knowledge, and control?
EASST 2022 aims to address these questions, inviting scholars and the STS community to rise to the occasion of collective destabilization to engage critically and creatively with the technoscientific politics of futures.
A very exciting full 4-day programme offers two amazing plenaries and four timely and inspiring sub-plenaries to look forward to. And, on top of that, there will be more than 800 absolutely thrilling papers presented.
TRANSFORM AT EASST 2022
Rethinking policies and institutions through co-creation, user-driven innovation & research in the wild
FRIDAY, 8 July 2022 I 09.00 – 10.30 (session 1)
In this session, Angela Simone (Giannino Bassetti Foundation), TRANSFORM Project Coordinator and Lombardy cluster Coordinator, will make a case for a ‘Fair reward for citizen contributions in co-creation, while Marzia Mazzonetti (BEparticipation) will talk about ‘Territorial translations of RRI’, building on the TRANSFORM experience of Brussels-Region cluster
FRIDAY, 8 July 2022 I 11.00 – 12.30 (session 2)
Nora Salas Seoane (Science for Change) will present the work of the Catalan cluster on their health citizen science pilot, in a session ‘Participatory and co-creation practices involving first-person experiences to improve healthcare services and inform policies: a case-study of endometriosis as an under-diagnosed disorder affecting women’s health’.