Critical insights on nexus, home and transitions at the Sheffield workshop

img_9172The first ‘nexus at home’ workshop made for an excellent start to the series, with a morning of provocative talks warming us up well for some lively workshop activity orchestrated by Will Medd. An account of the day is over on the project blog, and can be accessed here.

No more meters? A piece on The Conversation with Elizabeth Shove

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From The Conversation, No More Meters – follow links

Imagine never again receiving an energy bill. Instead, you could pay a flat fee for “comfort”, “cleanliness” or “home entertainment” alongside a premium for more energy-demanding TVs, kettles or fridge-freezers. This isn’t the stuff of science fiction – it’s emerging right now. Recent changes in technology and regulation are enabling the development of new ways to provide electricity and gas.

 

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Conceptualising connections: energy demand, infrastructures and social practices

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In this paper we focus on the task of understanding and analysing car dependence, using this as a case through which to introduce and explore what we take to be central but underdeveloped questions about how infrastructures and complexes of social practice connect across space and time. I co-authored it with Elizabeth Shove and with Nicola Spurling and it was published in the European Journal of Social Theoryin 2015

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Can the Tour de France help get more people out of their cars and on to bikes?

Re-posted from the Geography Lives blog

The Tour de France is one of the world’s sporting mega-events and its temporary colonisation of the roads of Sheffield will inevitably give cycling an unprecedented profile in the city. Can it, though, be expected to help get more people out of their cars and on to their bikes?

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