Sustainable Transitions in Culture & Societies
This research cluster brings together researchers who take cultural, sociological, economic and media perspectives to investigate the urgent sustainability transitions required to tackle some of humanities most complex environmental and societal challenges. The climate emergency and growing social inequalities demand that, from the production of goods, to the delivery of services, from lifestyle choices to consumption practices, negative environmental and social impacts are more transparently accounted for and brought within the boundaries that allow our planet and societies to thrive.
The research carried out within STICS explores urgent sustainability transitions from the following angles:
• Integrating sustainability in production and service provision practices, from sustainable value chains, product of service, to Corporate Social Responsibility and corporate morality
• Engaging with sustainability in social movements, from climate activism to sustainable lifestyle practices
• Exploring discourses and sense-making surrounding sustainability transitions in production and consumption
• Revising sustainability paradigms in a cross-cultural perspective, understanding how current thinking and theorizing on sustainability reproduces particular worldviews
• Communicating on sustainability, from media coverage, sustainable art and art-science collaborations
Projects within this cluster
- Behind the scenes in Dutch fashion; Bridging the gap between independent fashion designers, craftsmen and fashion intermediaries
- Crafting Future Urban Economies
- Imagining climate change: The visual arts to the rescue?
- Re-Frame Fashion: Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Heritage
- Communicating sustainability in an intercultural context
- Urban Tourism: Towards Sustainable Development Models.
- Sustainability in the classical music sector
If you have questions about this cluster, please contact Amanda Brandellero.
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