Session descriptions

Session 1:
Are Sustainable innovations really ‘sustainable'?

Chairs:
Associate Professor Rosa Ballardini, University of Lapland & Principal Investigator Peter Ylen, VTT.

Description:

We are on the verge of an environmental crisis. Ecological degradation caused by human activity, ranging from loss of species to climate change, is rapidly spreading globally at a systemic level. However, with right moves, we can still reverse this trend. But we need prompt and sustainable actions at multiple levels of society, business and human behavior. Indeed, tackling the environmental crisis calls for a radical change towards a system that prioritizes ecological values and sustainability. In this transformation, innovation plays a crucial role. It is no coincidence that the European Green Deal places development of sustainable technologies in a central role to transforming the EU economy and society to a more environmentally sustainable model. On the one hand, it is true that certain technological innovations would help fostering sustainability. On the other, however, they also raise new challenges and ethical questions. What is the impact of sustainable innovations in our societies? How do we value the use of sustainable innovations? How do we incentivise innovation in a way that becomes more sustainable? How can we evaluate and valuate sustainable innovations from the perspective of the multiple parties involved?

This session aims to investigate issues related to sustainability focusing on the legal and business aspects related to sustainable innovations. We welcome theoretical and empirical works that address issues related to sustainable innovations and business models especially in the context of the circular economy. Moreover, abstracts identifying gaps in the legal framework and proposing future scenarios and fundamental changes needed for the system to better incentivising developments and adoption of sustainable innovations are highly welcome.

Contact: Rosa.Ballardini@ulapland.fi

Programme:

Thursday 19.11.2020, 13.00 – 16.00

  • 13.00 – 13.15 Introduction to the topic, Rosa Maria Ballardini, Associate Professor/University of Lapland
  • 13.15 – 13.45 Transformative Innovation Policies and Perpetuating Traditional Practices: Political Stakeholders' Perceptions of Cellular Agriculture in Germany, Jana Moritz, Doctoral Student/Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
  • 13.45 – 14.15 Regulating Nature in Law Following Weak Anthropocentrism: Lessons for Intellectual Property Regimes and Environmental Ethics, Corinna Casi, Doctoral Student/University of Lapland and University of Helsinki
  • 14.15 – 14.45 Recycled, renewable or bio-based plastic innovations enabling sustainable plastics ecosystem, Katri Valkokaari, Principal Scientist/VTT
  • 14.45 – 15.00 Virtual coffee
  • 15.00 – 15.15 System Dynamics and Sustainable Innovation Ecosystems, Peter Ylen, Senior scientist/VTT
  • 15.15 – 16.00 Interacting workshop
  • Closing

Session 2:
Just transition: what roles for inter- and transdisciplinary research?

Chairs:
Minna Kaljonen, Leading researcher, Finnish Environment Institute
Tuuli Hirvilammi, Senior research fellow, Tampere University
Suvi Huttunen, University lecturer, University of Jyväskylä, Finnish Environment Institute
Teea Kortetmäki, Post-doctoral researcher, University of Jyväskylä

Description:

Just transition is gaining increasing attention in research and politics. The interest in just transitions has emerged from the need to consider and reflect upon the issues of social and economic justice in the context of sustainability transitions. The Labour Unions have initially brought forward the claim for just transition, emphasising the importance of retaining jobs and smoothing the transition towards low carbon society. These issues are now being addressed also in the Green Deal of the European Union as well as by the Finnish Government. The sustainability transitions research, in turn, has aimed at developing the analytical concepts to study just transition with the help of environmental and climate justice scholarship. Here the classical dimensions of distributional, procedural, recognitive and, increasingly also, restorative justice have received the most attention. The empirical investigations on just transition rely decisively upon inter- and transdisciplinary research.

Just transition is, hence, by nature a hybrid concept, which has emerged from the need to integrate environmental, social and economic sustainability goals. In this workshop, we discuss what this means for doing research, and for measuring, valuing and envisioning just transition. We call for presentations that investigate various dimensions of just transition, discourses around the concept and, for example, the role of different societal actors in just transition. To date much of the just transition research has concentrated upon energy systems. In this workshop we want to extend the debate to other systems as well, including also consideration of social policies. We welcome both theoretical and empirical elaborations. After the presentations, we devote time for collective discussion on the potential tensions and ambiguities arosen by the concept.

Contact: minna.kaljonen@ymparisto.fi

Tentative programme:

Each session will consist of 10 min presentations and a joint discussion after all the presentations in the session.

Time Presenter Title

Thursday,
session 1

Conceptualising just transition

Facilitator
Suvi Huttunen
c. 1 h 20 min
Janne J. Salovaara, Sophia E. Hagolani-Albov, Critical dynamics of the pillars of sustainability: from exploitive to just aims for transition
Teea Kortetmäki Conceptualising just transition for policy analysis
Kaljonen, Minna, Teea Kortetmäki, Theresa Tribaldos, Suvi Huttunen, Kaisa Karttunen, Renato S Maluf, Jyrki Niemi, Merja Saarinen, Jani Salminen, Maria Vaalavuo, Liisa Valsta Just transitions in food systems: Widening the research agenda for justice considerations in sustainability transitions
Renato S. Maluf (Coord.), Emilia Jomalinis (UFRRJ), Luciene Burlandy (UFF), Mariana Santarelli (UFRRJ, Rosângela P. Cintrão (UFRRJ); Sílvio I. Porto (UFRB) Just transition to sustainable and healthy food systems in the context of climate change - Brazil case study

Thursday
session 2

Inter- and transdisciplinary research for just transition

Facilitator
Minna Kaljonen
c. 40
Aymara Llanque, Johanna Jacobi, Theresa Tribaldos Justice through transdisciplinary methodologies? Towards food sustainability in Latin America and Africa
Henri Wiman Studying and envisioning transitions with collaborative system dynamics modelling

Thursday,
session 3

Just legislation

 

Facilitator
Suvi Huttunen
c.  40
Eerika Albrecht, Iikka Pietilä, Sanna-Riikka Saarela Participation for effective and legitimate legislative drafting: Citizen perceptions on Finnish climate act revision
Juha Vesala Sustainability in competition law: fair balancing of sustainability benefits and anti-competitive effects
  Friday 20.11  
Friday,
session 4
Vulnerable and affected groups and areas
Facilitator
Tuuli Hirvilammi
c. 1 h 20 min
Tuija Kajoskoski, Senja Laakso Energy vulnerability in energy transition: who, why and how?
Anna Härri, Jarkko Levänen Just sustainability transitions in developing countries and the role of marginalized actors: The barriers
and enablers to supplying straw for fiber production in India
Antti Puupponen, Annika Lonkila, Anni Savikurki, Kaisa Karttunen, Suvi Huttunen,
Anna Ott
Finnish dairy farming and just transition
Sunna Kovanen Spatially just transition? Exploring (post)developmental discourses and practices in rural Europe
Friday,
session 5
Perspectives on social policy
Facilitator
Teea Kortetmäki
c. 1 h, 20 min
Tuuli Hirvilammi, Liisa Häikiö, Johanna Perkiö Social policy in a time of climate emergency: the need for just transition
Francesco Laruffa, Micheal McGann,  Mary P Murphy, Towards an eco-¬‐social paradigm of welfare: reconfiguring social policy to enable flourishing, participation and just transition
Fiona Dukelow Activation policy as eco-social policy: re-valuing its role in the context of just transition. 
García-García, Pabloa,c; Carpintero, Óscara,c; Buendía, Luisb,c; Lobejón, Luis Fernandoa,c; Nieto, Jaimea,c A comprehensive review of just energy transitions and its implications for employment and income distribution: The MODESLOW Project

 

Session 3:
The spatial and regional dimensions of sustainability transitions

Chairs:
Project researcher Irene Kuhmonen, School of Business and Economics, University of Jyväskylä
Research director, Dr. Tuomas Kuhmonen, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku University lecturer, Dr. Annukka Näyhä, School of Business and Economics, University of Jyväskylä

Description:

Urbanisation is one of the most important megatrends of the past century. This trend has implied depopulation in many peripheral rural areas and politicisation of funding for rural and regional development. However, the urbanisation trend has been fuelled by fossil energy and the ideal of indefinite growth, which have become challenged in the wake of climate change, wave of species extinction and social inequalities. Sustainability transition calls for fossil-free modes of production and consumption. As we have only witnessed the first modest steps towards a fossil-free world, the consequences of such a transition for the spatial and regional structures and the urbanisation trend remain to be seen. However, anticipating these consequences would be of utmost importance. This session calls for contributions that address the spatial and regional aspects of sustainability transitions, especially from the viewpoint of rural and peripheral areas. Questions we hope to be addressed include but are not limited to: Will a sustainable future mean more centralised or more decentralised modes of production, consumption, lifestyle and governance? What is the role of rural areas in sustainability transition? How can we measure the sustainability-space interface; what kind of indicators will be needed? What kind of discourse contests can be identified in relation to sustainability transitions and decentralisation?

Contact: irene.a.kuhmonen@jyu.fi

Session programme:

Thursday 19.11. at 13-16

  1. Maija Halonen (University of Eastern Finland): Optimisation, polarisation, peripheralization: Alternative paths of peripheries?
  2. Jakob Donner-Amnell (University of Eastern Finland): Peripheries as attractive and vital climate pioneers? Lessons from theories and case studies.
  3. Hanna Nieminen, Jani Lukkarinen, Pascale Blyth, David Lazarevic, Kari Oinonen (Finnish Environment Institute SYKE): Planning for transformations? Inserting fuzzy transition narratives to planning practice.
  4. Irene Kuhmonen (University of Jyväskylä), Tuomas Kuhmonen (University of Turku), Annukka Näyhä (University of Jyväskylä): Role and potential of the rural in a post-carbon society

 

Session 4:
Sufficiency as a measure of sustainability and its normative valuation

Chairs:
Pasi Heikkurinen & Toni Ruuska, University of Helsinki, Department of Economics and Management

Description

In addition to efficiency, ‘sustainability' is increasingly measured also against the notion of sufficiency (see e.g. Bonnedahl and Heikkurinen, 2018; Heikkurinen et al., 2019; Heikkurinen and Ruuska, forthcoming). Owing to its intellectual roots in social sciences and philosophy, sufficiency as a measure of sustainability is difficult to grasp by mere numbers, and consequently, it often involves a discussion on what actually is ‘sufficient'. In this session, we are interested in the question of sufficiency in different contexts. We invite papers that examine the concept of sufficiency, as well as those that scrutinize ways in which sufficiency could be measured. We are also keen on contributions that address the normative justifications behind sufficiency claims and the value of being sufficient. While the focus of the session will be on ‘ecological sufficiency' or ‘eco-sufficiency', that is, sufficiency in relation to the environment, we also welcome submissions that discuss the social and economic sides of sufficiency.

Contact: pasi.heikkurinen@helsinki.fi

Session programme:

Friday 20.11. at 9-12

Sufficiency and sustainability: A conceptual analysis - Tommi Lehtonen, University of Vaasa

What is enough? A study on ecological sufficiency in urban and rural households in Finland- Tina Nyfors, University of Helsinki, Department of Economics and Management

Eco-sufficiency in strategic management – A future direction or wishful thinking?- Jessica Jungell-Michelsson, University of Helsinki, Department of Economics and Management

Sustainable business models? A post-Marxist discourse analysis on the economics of agroecological symbiosis  - Joshua Hurtado Hurtado *a, Kari V. Koppelmäki *b, Pasi Heikkurinen *a, Juha Helenius *b,

*a: University of Helsinki, Department of Economics and Management
*b: University of Helsinki, Ruralia Institute

 

Session 5: Paradigm change in the textile and fashion sector while transforming towards circular economy

Chairs:
Kirsi Niinimäki, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture & Samuli Patala, Aalto University, School of Business

Description

The textile and fashion industry is in need for drastic changes towards new understanding of sustainability (Niinimäki et al. 2020). Circular economy with new ways of extending the product lifetimes, recycling textile waste, new manufacturing and business strategies, supply chain transparency and more conscious consumption challenges the current textile and fashion industry (Niinimäki 2018). The transformation towards circular economy needs new understanding and practices but also critical discussion of the change, its direction and its impacts to environment, societies, consumption and business. We invite papers which enhance our understanding of this change towards circularity. How the change should happen, how the impacts are measured, what type of new value (economic, environmental, social) is generated through this change? Does the transformation to circularity include rebound effect? What are the roles of businesses, policymakers and users in this transformation? Papers can explore the paradigm shift in theoretical level or through some practical aspects, which enhance this sustainable transformation in industry or business, such as changes in business models, sustainability practices or organizational forms. We also welcome papers that contribute to new ecosystem understanding (both natural and organizational), new value creation or new ways to measure sustainability through circularity and change in textile and fashion sector.

Contact: kirsi.niinimaki@aalto.fi

Session programme:

Thursday 19.11.2020, 13.00 – 16.00

Exploring social and environmental implications  of circular textile economy: a case of turning agriwaste into newfibres in India - Jarkko Levänen and Anna Härri, LUT University, Department of Sustainability Science,  Helena Dahlbo and Susanna Horn, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE:

Carrot and stick or engagement? Co-creating sustainability ranking instrument for textile fashion - Linda Turunen, and Minna Halme, Aalto University:

Incentives for sustainability tracking in the value chain:  a case for aligning regulation and technology for anti-rival behaviour. (Commentor: Linda) - Ilona Mooney, Work Ahead, and Pekka Nikander, Aalto University

Repair-ecologies: an expression of care and environmental stewardship - Marium Durrani, Aalto University

 

Session 7:
Quantitative sustainability science

Chair:
Simone Maxand, University of Helsinki

Description

An interdisciplinary or systemic definition of sustainability bases on the understanding of underlying interconnections. Quantitative methods can help to identify interconnections between different quantities of interest by using statistical analyses and simulation exercises. This allows identifying interrelations between common sustainability indices, detecting new measures and, more specifically, facilitating the definition of multivariate measures of sustainability. An empirical study can further evaluate the progress towards a sustainable development. Under this frame, this session discusses the potential of statistical methods for measuring and monitoring sustainability. Topics of the session can include, for instance, the detection of causalities between sustainable development indices, the assessment of the impact of policy interventions towards sustainability and the measurement of long-term relations and impacts. We invite authors of various research fields to present their work on theoretical as well as applied statistics. Projects should be presented from the perspective of an applied researcher or include a non-technical discussion of the statistical methodology. After individual presentations, the session concludes with a discussion forum. We jointly review the presented statistical methodologies, find synergies between the chosen approaches and collaboratively envision the future development of quantitative methods in sustainability science.

Contact: simone.maxand@helsinki.fi

Session programme:

Thursday 19.11.2020, 13.00 – 16.00

Measuring sustainability: what do sustainability ratings rate? - Alisa Kurganova (Aalto University)

Balancing the triple bottom line: a participatory approach. - Satu Helenius (University of Eastern Finland)

Interrelations between science and technology in the context of sustainable development goals: Text analysis and machine learning approach - Arash Hajikhani (VTT)

The dependence between income inequality and carbon emissions: Distributional copula analysis - Franziska Dorn (University of Göttingen)

Discussion on quantitative sustainability science

 

Session 8:
Sustainability and boundary organizations

Chairs:
Anna Salomaa, University of Helsinki and HELSUS & Katri Mäkinen-Rostedt, Tampere University

Description

Actors on international and national environmental science-policy interfaces, often referred to as boundary organizations, can have an important role in assessing and compiling existing knowledge on sustainability related topics. These organizations can also determine the shape of relations between science and policy. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) are two examples of these kinds of organizations. Both IPBES and IPCC have, however, divergent approaches to organizing the relationship between science and policy and also to creating policy relevant knowledge. The impact and effectiveness of boundary organizations is often studied through their credibility, legitimacy and relevance for their audiences, or in other words their ability to adjust between contexts. Boundary organizations balance between different knowledge types, values and even epistemes, and can construct sustainability as well as the process towards it - sustainability transformation - in different ways. This session discusses boundary organizations and boundary work and their impact on defining what sustainability means and how we should act upon it.  What is the contribution of boundary organizations to defining and governing sustainability?

Theoretical, methodological, and empirical presentations are all welcome. The topics can include but are not limited to:

  • Actorship, values and expectations in boundary work
  • Relationships between different boundary organizations
  • Different knowledge systems and their contribution to the definition of sustainability and sustainability transformations
  • What does the co-production of knowledge mean in different boundary organizations and can it be institutionalized
  • Can and should the impact of knowledge and boundary organizations in advancing sustainability be measured

Contact: anna.salomaa@helsinki.fi

Session programme:

Thursday 19.11.2020, 13.00 – 16.00

Boundary organizations and projectified environmental governance – drawing the connections - Johan Munck af Rosenschöld

Best practices thinking for sustainable transportation policy development in Finland: can boundary institutions' commissions actually hinder knowledge co-creation? - Carlos Lamuela

The role of intermediaries as enablers of agile innovation in public sector - Peeter Vihma

Lessons from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on inclusiveness across geographies and stakeholders - Yulia Yamineva

 

Session 9:
Measuring urban sustainability – (mis)matching numbers with practices

Chairs: Juha Peltomaa, Finnish Environment Institute & Marko Tainio, Finnish Environment Institute

This workshop will be in Finnish.

Description

Sustainable Cities and Communities is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goal-specific targets and related indicators draw a "city plan" covering an unequivocal set of domains for sustainability. However, global targets do not necessarily serve well local needs and the targets in the different SDGs are interconnected and cross-cut several domains. At worst this leads to a zero-sum game where increase in ecological sustainability decreases social sustainability.

Cities themselves wish clear and transparent indicators to measure and communicate sustainability. There are commercial services available for cities to streamline the measuring of various sustainability data flows allowing for comparisons. While acknowledging the need for a comparable set of quantitative indicators, the production of data in diverse local settings is far from uniform. This poses a challenge if the underlying epistemic is not carefully considered.

In this panel session we discuss the dilemma between the need for applicable indicators based on robust data and the manifold practices of acquiring and using this data. We want to raise discussion on how to utilize indicators measuring urban sustainability in cases that are not easily measured albeit tell something crucial about urban sustainability? How to measure sustainability for example in processes where positive development is connected to practices, behavior or wellbeing. What are the best ways to utilize the diverse data sources ranging from remote sensing from space to smart phones in the pockets of urban dwellers? The panel will consist of curated discussion around crowdsourced questions with 5 invited members from different organizations and cities.

Contact: juha.peltomaa@ymparisto.fi

Session programme:

Friday 20.11. at 9-10.30.

Panelistit ovat:
Timo Aro, johtava asiantuntija, MDI,
Jukka Hoffrén, tutkimuspäällikkö, Tilastokeskus
Jari Lyytimäki, koordinaattori, Kestävyyspaneeli
Elina Ojala, ympäristöjohtaja, Lahden kaupunki
Sini Sallinen, kuntakehitys- ja tutkimusjohtaja, Kuntaliitto
Emma Terämä, johtava asiantuntija, Valtiovarainministeriö

 

Session 10:
What is green growth? Conceptualizations and practices in Russia and beyond

Chairs:
Research Professor Anna Korppoo, Fridtjof Nansen Institute & Associate Professor Nina Tynkkynen, Åbo Akademi

Description

The aim of this session is to explore the conceptualization of green growth in Russia and compare it to other countries. Understanding how green growth is conceptualized and being advanced in practice carries a wider societal importance as it can open further dialogue and cooperation on many levels – government, business, academic and civil society. Russia's political goals of diversifying the economy away from its dependence on raw materials and technology development have potential links to green growth i.e. ‘economic growth…which also achieves significant environmental protection' (Jacobs 2012, p.4). Even though the concept has been criticized to be too vague, any greening of activities would be a positive development in Russia, where the traditional ‘brown' economy remains mainstream.

The conceptualization of green growth is also tied to its practical application, which varies between countries. The session reports two case studies on green growth in Murmansk waste sector and explores how they are linked to green growth and how this green growth could be measured. Due to policy failures being characteristic of the Russian polity, we also propose to discuss the dynamics of successful policy implementation and green growth in this context: how much ‘greener' would the activities in the Russian waste sector be if the government policies were fully implemented?

The session reports the main findings of the ‘Green Growth in the Russian Arctic' project funded by the Research Council of Norway's NORRUSS programme and proposes to discuss these findings in a comparative setting to gain lessons relevant to the development of green growth in Russia in the future.

Contact: akorppoo@fni.no

Session programme:

Friday 20.11. at 9-12

Chairs: Anna Korppoo, Research Professor, Fridtjof Nansen Institute (Norway), Inessa Tarusina, Head of Department, RANEPA (Russia)

Presentations:

Nina Tynkkynen, Åbo Akademi, Associate Professor: The concept of Green Economy in international discussio

Anna Korppoo, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Research Professor: Conceptualization of Green Growth / Green Economy in Russia

Elena Klyuchnikova, Kola Centre of RAS, Head of Department Waste Management Sector as a Generator of Green Growth in the Russian Arctic: Murmansk Region as Example

Anton Orlov, CICERO, Senior Researcher: Economic and environmental co-benefits of improving waste management in Russia: A case study of Murmansk

Discussants:

Sergey Bobylev, Professor, Head of Department, MGU

Igor Makarov, Head of Department, HSE

 

Session 12:
Coproducing What and for Whom?

Chairs:
Maija Faehnle
David Lazarevic
Jani Lukkarinen
Heli Saarikoski
Finnish Environment Institute

Description

The recent developments in the structure of research communities and funding instruments have led to multiplication of diverse forms of knowledge co-production methodologies as core components of research design. However, in some cases co-production still remains as a mere coating at the top of the research core rather than a constitutive element. The examples vary from novel citizen science platforms and transition management interventions to experimentation in governance, user practices and technology. At best, the co-production of scientific knowledge can be seen as a way to impact both science and the society. Nevertheless, it is necessary to stop for a moment and discuss the epistemological groundings of the ongoing wave of knowledge co-production and where it is taking us.

We invite empirically rooted contributions that critically reflect on the what, why and how of co-production in research settings: Is it about the specific knowledge, the wider research context or stakeholder's perspectives? What is the success of a co-production process about in which research contexts? What makes success possible? And on the other hand, for whom are we coproducing: for the local communities, for improved sustainability or for the scientific community? The answers to these questions are not uniform, but they might help positioning the feasibility of knowledge co-production in different research contexts and institutional settings for different audiences.

Contact: Jani.Lukkarinen@ymparisto.fi

Session programme:

Friday 20.11. at 9-11

  • 9:00 Introduction words and a task for the participants
  • 9:05 Paper 1: Transitions arenas on trial: Resistances to the transformative co-production of knowledge and public policy - David Lazarevic, Helena Valve, Jani Lukkarinen
  • 9:30 Paper 2: Opening up wolf data: Political possibilities of digital participation in controversial conservation science - Taru Peltola, Outi Ratamäki
  • 9:55 Paper 3: Co-learning in a transition arena process: A case of citizen energy in Finland - Satu Lähteenoja, Sampsa Hyysalo, Tatu Marttila, Jani Lukkarinen, Karoliina Auvinen, Maija Faehnle, Hanna-Liisa Kangas, Lasse Peltonen, Heli Saarikoski, Miikka Salo
  • 10:20 Discussion and answer to the workshop question
  • 10:45 Closing the session

(Each paper has 15 minutes dedicated for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion)

 

Sessio 13:
Kamala luonto. Elämää toislajisten kanssa

Koollekutsujat:
Minna Santaoja, Tulevaisuuden tutkimuskeskus, Turun yliopisto & Nina V. Nygren, Johtamisen ja talouden tiedekunta, Tampereen yliopisto

This workshop will be in Finnish.

Inhottava, vaarallinen, aggressiivinen, haitallinen, väärässä paikassa? Ihmiset voivat kokea toislajisten eläinten läsnäolon ja elintavat monin eri tavoin epämiellyttäviksi. Kokemus voi liittyä esimerkiksi terveysvaaraan, omaisuudelle aiheutettuun haittaan tai sen riskiin, tai epämukavuuden tunteeseen. Nämä koetut haitat ja lajienväliset suhteet ovat kiihtyvässä muutoksessa ihmisen muuttaessa biosfäärin ja ilmaston toimintaa. Koronavirus SARS-CoV2-19 nosti ennennäkemättömällä tavalla esiin ihmisten ja muunlajisten vuorovaikutukseen liittyvät terveydelliset uhat. Valkoposkihanhien Suomen ylle siirtyneet muuttoreitit ovat aiheuttaneet närää ja huolta sekä maanviljelijöissä että helsinkiläisissä, ja uusi ampiaislaji kiinanherhiläinen säikäytti kansalaisia USA:ssa.

Toisaalta kestävyyskriisin ratkaiseminen edellyttää, että opimme jakamaan ekosysteemimme monenlaisten muunlajisten kanssa, myös ärsyttävien ja pelottavien eliöiden kanssa. Kutsumme tähän työryhmään eri tavoin haitallisina koettujen toislajisten eläinten parissa tutkimusta tekeviä. Työpajan tarkoitus on koota yhteen teemasta kiinnostuneita tutkijoita, esitellä aineistoja, menetelmiä, käsitteitä ja tutkimustuloksia ja pohtia yhdessä keinoja rinnakkaineloon kiusallisina koettujen toislajisten kanssa. Millä tavoin ympäristömuutokset vaikuttavat eri lajeihin? Miten eri lajeja arvotetaan? Miten käsitteellistämme tätä lajienvälistä dynamiikkaa? Mitkä ovat parhaita keinoja viestiä tutkimustuloksista ja edesauttaa sopeutumista toislajisiin? Miten voimme kultivoida uteliasta, ymmärtävää suhtautumista kumppanilajeihimme?

Perinteisten tieteellisten esitysten lisäksi kannustamme työryhmän osallistujia kokeilemaan erilaisia esitys- ja vuorovaikutustapoja. Esimerkiksi ampiaisten ja ihmisten dynamiikkaa pohtivan keskustelun aikana työpajassa on mahdollista valmistaa ampiaisten tekopesä ja työstää näin ampparisuhdetta käsin tunnustellen.

Contact: minna.santaoja@utu.fi

Session programme:

Perjantai 20.11.2020 klo 9-11

Esitykset:

Kompostipornoa – ihana kamala jäte; Veera Kinnunen, Lapin yliopisto

Kaupungissa nuorten ja hankalien eläinten kanssa. Kansalaistieteestä antropologian ja taiteen kautta kohti ei-ihmiskeskeistä kasvatusta; Tuure Tammi, Oulun yliopisto

Rotta kuntalaisena; Nina V. Nygren, Tampereen yliopisto

Ekososiaalisen sivistyksen materiaalisuus: ampiaisten valepesien virkkaus lajienvälisenä tunnusteluna; Minna Santaoja, Turun yliopisto