isITethical? Residencies

IsITethical has been funded to develop a responsible research and innovation support service for innovation in disaster risk management. Between February and July 2018, we will undertake a series of ‘residencies’ with practitioners in disaster...
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Time as a Missing Element in Social Analysis

‘It is difficult to understand time.’ (Urry 2016: 65)   I find it fascinating that John Urry should make this statement in one of his last scholarly works after his long engagement with the challenge of addressing that difficulty. This is especially the case when...
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Learning to Use Better the Senses We Have

Developing new transport technologies and working better with the senses we already have as humans – Combining the two approaches was considered key to improving how we move in urban transport situations, by the participants of the Dance Your Vehicle:...
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Flying Phones, Driverless Cars, KCE Conference 2017

Lancaster’s Bronislaw Szerszynski recently attended Knowledge/ Culture/ Ecology 2017 (KCE) in Santiago, Chile, 15-18th November. The conference’s key aims were to explore current transformations in socioecologies and to generate knowledge practises capable...
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The Beginnings of Airport City Futures (AirCiF)

Last week Cemore met with Lancaster’s James Faulconbridge to discuss his role in the new research project, AirCiF (Airport City Futures). Although still in the stages of development, the project’s design plans are underway, the team’s initial reflections that...
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Cemore initiated the new mobilities paradigm in the social sciences, arts, humanities and sciences. It was the first such centre (founded in 2003 by John Urry and Mimi Sheller) and continues to be at the heart of this burgeoning global field. Mobilities research develops a deeper and broader understanding of contemporary challenges through social science as a transdisciplinary endeavour.  It encompasses the analysis of the global, national and local movements of people, objects, capital, information and material things combining together to engender the economic and social patterning of life.

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