Greenhouse Green Transitions Fellow Jenny Pickerill presents her project.
In the fall of 2022, University of Stavanger is welcoming 12 guest researchers and artists from across the world to engage with each other and the UiS community in a semester-long exploration of the meanings of green transitions.
In this Greenhouse Green Transitions Lecture, Jenny Pickerill presents the project she is working on during this fellowship in Stavanger.
Jenny Pickerill is a Professor of Environmental Geography at Sheffield University, England. Her research focuses on inspiring grassroots solutions to environmental problems and in hopeful and positive ways in which we can change social practices. She has published books and articles on themes around eco-housing, eco-communities, social justice and environmentalism.
Jenny will use the residency to explore how time and temporalities are understood and experienced, and what this reveals about the possibilities and challenges of green transitions. By focusing on the concept of time, we can examine the very notion of change, of moving forward, of dynamism and of seeking transition to other ways of being. She will explore this through the experimental spaces of eco-communities. Eco-communities are collective and collaborative projects that seek to balance human with environmental needs. This project asks three research questions: (a) how are different temporalities experienced, articulated and shared in eco-communities? (b) what do these temporalities reveal about the possibilities and challenges of green transitions?, and (c) who is included and excluded in these different temporalities? These questions would be explored through three key temporalities: (1) the time of the everyday, (2) the time of life, and (3) the time of transition.
The lecture will be live streamed on Zoom. Register via Zoom to receive a link. A recording of the lecture with captioning will be available afterwards.