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Connecting pasts, presents & futures as a situated intervention for transformation 
Evelien de Hoop (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Sjamme van de Voort (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Erik van der Vleuten (Eindhoven University of Technology)
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Combined Format Open Panel

Short Abstract:

This panel explores ways in which enquiries into pasts (histories, memories, heritage etc.) may go hand in hand with rethinking and redoing presents and futures in research settings that approach knowledge production as a situated intervention (cf. Zuiderent-Jerak 2015).

Long Abstract:

This Combined Open Panel has two intertwined points of departure to its conception of (transdisciplinary/co-created/intervention-based) academic work seeking to enact and study change in the world. First, we work with the idea that pasts (as they are experienced, remembered, preserved, studied etc.) play a key role in the way presents are lived and understood and the way futures are imagined and worked towards. Second, we take inspiration from the notion of Situated Intervention (cf Zuiderent-Jerak 2015), which proposes a form of knowledge production that is neither engaged (i.e. the scholar-consultant, subservient to a commissioner’s ambitions) nor distanced (i.e. ‘objective’, ivory-tower), but which instead studies the knowledges, worlds and normativities that emerge from experimenting with co-productionist ways of doing and knowing in practice. Bringing these two points of departure together in the context of burgeoning “transformation” interests gives rise to an exploration of ways in which enquiries into pasts may go hand in hand with rethinking and redoing presents and futures in transdisciplinary research settings.

In light of this broadly formulated enquiry, we welcome contributions that engage with one or more of the following themes:

Methods and tools in research endeavors that characterize themselves as co-productionist, transdisciplinary, citizen science-driven, etc. that engage with temporalities across and beyond past, present and future

Conceptual innovation that support the above-formulated enquiry, situated either in research enquiries primarily focused on pasts and the past in the present (i.e. history, memory studies, heritage studies etc.) or in research enquiries dealing with presents and futures (i.e. research on societal/socio-ecological transitions and transformations, sustainability studies, etc.)

This Combined Open Panel is open to a wide array of formats, which include the options listed on the conference call website, but we are also open to alternatives to those listed.

Accepted contributions:

Session 1
Session 2