What can policy (broadly understood) do differently to get people to do things differently at home, such that demand for resources of food, water and energy decline? That was the fundamental problematic underlying a day of creative engagement and informed critique between people from government, regulation, civil society, consultancy and academia in London in December.
The key outcomes of the day, building on the previous two workshops, amounted to the shaping of a research agenda aimed at enabling engagement of policy practices in ways to usefully reframe how initiatives seek to reshape domestic practices to reduce resource demand across the EFW nexus.
The focus of the second workshop in the Domestic Nexus series was on researching and understanding changes in domestic practices which can reduce demand for resources was . It took place on 23rd November, at Manchester Friends Meeting House. 35 participants, including from Aalborg, Tartu and Roskilde as well as from around the UK, chewed over ideas and issues in a packed programme of talks and discussions. Continue reading “Workshop 2 Reshaping the domestic nexus, Manchester”
The first ‘nexus at home’ workshop made for an excellent start to the series. After some transition and nexus themed warm up orchestrated by Will Medd, Zoe Sofoulis (University of West Sydney) got things rolling with critical insights on home and household – thinking of it as node, assemblage and as distributed in community relations – in relation to understandings of water management and use. Continue reading “Critical insights on nexus, home and transitions at the Sheffield workshop”