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Participatory mapping workshop: how do STS and citizen science interact? 
Christian Nold (The Open University)
Emma Garnett (University of Exeter)
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Short Abstract:

This workshop invites participants to map the intersections of STS and citizen science. The participants will map their experiences, methods, and practices using Miro and pen-paper. The Situational Analysis approach highlights elements that might be overlooked to enable future collaborations.

Long Abstract:

In this event we invite participants to work together to map the intersections of STS and citizen science. There are numerous examples of STS and citizen science connecting through advocacy, pedagogy, activism, and artistic approaches. We would like to explore these different approaches but also reveal other, perhaps less apparent, connections.

The workshop format will not feature traditional paper presentations. Instead, participants will be encouraged to (i) share their experiences of citizen science, (ii) articulate their methods and modes of collaboration, and (iii) identify relevant practices and approaches that can be adopted and adapted by others. Using pen and paper and the digital platform Miro, the workshop discussions will generate material for creating a visual and relational mapping of the actors, issues, and spaces of STS and citizen science in real time. Based on Adele Clarke's Situational Analysis (2005), the mapping process will examine the organisational and collective practices of STS and citizen science, highlight what is being overlooked or excluded, and open up other possible ways of working and lines of inquiry.

The materials and artefacts generated in the workshop will be further developed in a multi-author journal publication that provides an overview of the evolving transdisciplinary field of research and practice. It will identify opportunities and possibilities for engaging STS and citizen science now and in the future.