How can we better address the social components of green transition processes?
How can we better collaborate across the natural and social sciences to undertake the forms of interdisciplinary research that are needed to solve green transition challenges?
It is widely recognized that fostering more sustainable cultivation landscapes (and waters) requires new modes of interdisciplinary collaboration.
This HUB thus seeks to develop and foster modes of research that better cross disciplinary boundaries and that better integrate diverse knowledge practices, such as those of researchers, stakeholders, and citizens, with special a focus on:
We seek to better connect SSH insights on topics such as knowledge inclusion, governance, values, etc. with technological innovation processes to increase the relevance and efficacy of transformation processes.
One of the HUB’s core propositions is that better integrating knowledge areas can produce better problem-solving possibilities. Technological innovation is not enough; we also need innovation in social practices, within and across research, governance, and stakeholder communities.
We are focused on:
Integrating knowledge areas/new problem-solving possibilities.
Bringing insights from SSH into practices of problem framing, not only problem-solving.
Working across epistemological differences to generate better research and practical outcomes.
Maintaining values of democracy, inclusion, and ethics in socio-environmental transformations
Other key questions include: How can we improve interdisciplinary, transnational, and stakeholder-engagement competencies? What constitutes research rigour when working interdisciplinarily? How can we best enact living lab models? What lessons has SSH learned from international development projects in Global South that can be applied to green transition projects?
What kind of research areas would complement the HUB research?
Because this HUB is focused on interdisciplinarity, we welcome researchers from all areas and fields who are interested in how to develop better interfaces across the social and natural/technical sciences.
We are open to researchers working in all locations and scales.