Click the star to add/remove an item to/from your individual schedule.
You need to be logged in to avail of this functionality.

P083


Boundary workers: facilitating dialogue between science and technology studies and scholarship on interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity 
Convenors:
Bianca Vienni Baptista (ETH Zurich)
Ulrike Kuchner (University of Nottingham)
Isabel Fletcher (University of Edinburgh)
Maria Goñi (Universidad de la República)
Send message to Convenors
Format :
Combined Format Open Panel

Short Abstract:

This panel explores the many conceptual and methodological intersections between STS and ITD scholarship. We will discuss their mutual enrichment and contributions to the advancement of transformative research. We will visually map the actions, pathways and intersections to STS and ITD brokering.

Long Abstract:

Interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity (ITD) are seen as important means of producing knowledge for transformation, e.g through addressing societies’ grand challenges. However, disconnects between different communities who undertake collaborative research are evident in the literature and in practice. This disconnect is particularly puzzling in the case of STS and ITD scholars. Yet, with some notable exceptions, there is little articulation between these communities. We see this as problematic as knowledge and recognised good practice on how to better foster inter- and transdisciplinary research are rendered invisible, causing unnecessarily fragmented approaches to shared knowledge domains.

This panel explores the many conceptual and methodological intersections between STS and ITD scholarship. We seek to discuss their mutual enrichment and their contributions to the advancement of transformative research. We will exploring the following questions:

- What are the ways and means by which STS and ITD research enrich each other?

- How can ITD and STS unite to contribute to the making and doing of transformations?

- What are the roles researchers and practitioners perform when working in the intersections of STS and ITD? How are these roles transformed?

- How can problem spaces be methodologically and conceptually defined when combining STS and ITD perspectives?

- How does the emergence of new techniques of producing, distributing, evaluating and experiencing knowledge contribute to transformative ways of ITD and STS?

- How can science-society interfaces be more inclusive when STS and ITD work together?

During the first session, we will showcase ITD and STS papers exploring collaborations between these fields. In the second session, authors will be invited to provide a short provocation. Participants will respond to those discussing in groups. The final outcome of the panel is a visual map of the actions, pathways and intersections to STS and ITD brokering, employing design thinking or speculations/story-telling.