Democracy in the making – 4S/EASST 2020 Conference Panel

3S Chair Jason Chilvers and Jan-Peter Voß (Berlin University of Technology) are advertising a Call for Papers for an open panel on “Democracy in the making” to be held at the 4S/EASST conference in Prague, 18-21 August 2020. They invite submissions which reconstruct how ‘the demos’ is enacted in practice and how this is supported by…

Fully-funded PhD positions in 3S

We currently have two competition-funded PhD positions available in the 3S Research Group, to start in September 2020. Both of these positions offer full funding for home and EU students and would be based in the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA, Norwich, UK. Martin Mahony is the lead supervisor on a project entitled, ‘A…

3S at the Future of Utilities: Smart Energy 2019 Conference

3S’s Tom Hargreaves recently spoke at a major industry conference on the Future of Utilities: Smart Energy 2019. Across two days, the conference explored the range of ways that smarter technologies and approaches might change the UK energy system. Tom Hargreaves’ presentation focussed on the challenges householders face when engaging with smart home technologies. This drew…

James Graham

I have always had an interest in environmental issues, I’m told in fact that I used to make and put up anti-whaling posters in primary school. That interest has broadened over the years to include policy and social issues but the core has remained the same. What was probably mostly youthful exuberance has grown up,…

Phedeas Stephanides

Senior Researcher in the Norwich Business School I am an environmental social scientist conducting interdisciplinary, critically-constructive research around societal engagement with sustainability. I am especially interested in: (a) radical grassroots innovation movements, (b) socio-technical transitions in addressing sustainability challenges, and (c) the mundane and distributed engagements with the sustainability agenda in everyday life. Having recently…