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Guest researcher from Utrecht at SIFO

We would like to welcome Justyna Jakubiec to SIFO!

She joined the project recently and this is her first visit of two during the IMAGINE project. She is visiting from our partner Utrecht University, where she is currently a Research Assistant, after having finished her RMA thesis on “Science Fiction Film and Becoming Otherwise: Woundedness, Posthuman Performativity, and Reinventing Subjectivity”.

Her visit kicked off with a workshop between WP1 and WP2 on the 29th March and she is working closely with Virginie Amlien and the other SIFO researchers in the project during her stay.

Working on the IMAGINE project since February, together with Rick Dolphijn I am part of WP1, focusing on identifying dominant imaginaries of sustainable futures. This is my first visit and research stay at SIFO: until April 30th I will continue our research on policy documents and business strategy documents, with a special focus on Oslo municipality. I will continue WP1’s role to negotiate how Humanities-based perspectives (esp. Media Studies and Philosophy) are important for IMAGINE.

Justyna Jakubiec

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IMAGINE kicked off on Zoom

Screenshot of Zoom meeting including images of all participants.

The IMAGINE consortium gathered for the first time on Zoom on the 26th of January 2022. We would have preferred to be present in the same physical space, since getting to know each other on a screen is not the same. Hopefully the pandemic will allow for such a meeting in the near future. Nevertheless, we had an inspiring day of listening to and discussing each others perspectives and experiences, and are looking forward to embarking on the numerous tasks of IMAGINE. This was our agenda:

09:00Welcome and introduction to IMAGINENina Heidenstrøm
09:30Theories of imaginationRick Dolphijn and Virginie Amilien
10:00Ethnological methods and archive question listsAudun Kjus
10:3010 min break 
10:40Research through design and art – tangible imaginariesDan Lockton, Nenad Pavel, Joanne Cramer
11:10Creating a space for critical discussion, mutual understanding and co-creationMarie Hebrok and Æra innovation studio
11:40Platforms for knowledge exchangeDan Welch
12:1030 min lunch break 
12:40Communication and disseminationHarald Throne-Holst and Henry Mainsah
13:10Summing up, discussion, practical issues, and planningNina Heidenstrøm and all