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Re/Cycling Histories: Users and the Paths to Sustainability in Everyday Life


27.05.2011 – 29.05.2011

Location: Kerschensteiner Kolleg, Deutsches Museum, Munich

Conveners: Adri Albert de la Bruhèze (University of Twente, Netherlands), Martin Emanuel (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden), Ruth Oldenziel (Technical University Eindhoven, Netherlands), Helmuth Trischler (Rachel Carson Center / Deutsches Museum, Germany), Heike Weber (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)

Program — English (pdf, 12 KB)

Conference Report - English (pdf, 169 KB)

In contemporary discussions about sustainable technologies, the emphasis lies not only on finding new solutions to current problems, but also on mobilizing older technologies now understood as important tools for sustainability. In the search for mobility, bicycles have become a new policy instrument for sustainability, while recycling of waste has also received renewed attention. This workshop looks at the older mobility and waste technologies to explore their long term development, their users and use, and to analyze the historical patterns, cultures, and path dependencies relevant for a better understanding of the successes and failures in current policies.

This event is free and open to the public. However, registration is required, as space is limited. Please register via email: E-Mail schicken an events@carsoncenter.lmu.de E-Mail

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