HOW CAN SCIENCE CONTRIBUTE TO LIVABLE FUTURES?
Katharina, 28, studies Politics, Administration and International Relations in Friedrichshafen and lives in Stuttgart. Since 2016, she is co-chair of the Science Policy Commission of the Scientific Advisory Board of BUND. Since 2018, she works as a research assistant at the civil society platform Forschungswende, where she designs participatory processes for transdisciplinary research projects.
Jan, 28, has first studied Environmental Engineering in Berlin, Lausanne and Zurich, where we graduated from the master's in 2018. In 2020, he has finished a second master's in "Science, Technology and Policy" in Zurich. Currently, he works on a PhD in Political Science on the topic of "Environmental Migration". From 2016-2019, he has been the youth representative in the Scientific Advisory Board of BUND.
BUNDjugend also has a mailing list for people who are interested in science policy.
In 2017, we organized a first seminar for BUNDjugend about the collaboration of science and civil society organizations: „Wissenschaft in NGOs – Herausforderungen und Chancen“.
In 2018, we followed up with the seminar „Transformative Wissenschaften – Forschung für die und mit der Gesellschaft“.
In 2019, we cooperated with the Vereinigung für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (VÖW e.V.) and the Institut für Ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW) for organizing the summer school „Transformative Wissenschaft – Vom Wissen zur Wirkung“.
To represent diverse perspectives in the book besides our own ones, we have been talking to a couple of interviewees during our research, coming from different areas of the scientific system in general, and the discourse around transformative science in particular.
Newly, there are the interviews with Felix Ekardt, Peter Finke, Lars Hochmann, Reinhard Pfriem, Ortwin Renn, and Norbert Sack in shortened form online! Weitere Interviews – auch mit weiblichen Gesprächspartnerinnen – folgen in Kürze.
There are many different Actors in the field of transdisciplinary sustainability research, transformative science and the opening of the science(s) in general.
During our research for the book, we came into contact with several of them. Here you can find a selection of these actors from different corners of the science system. All actors have their own profile page with infos about goals, activities and experiences.
Our project gains a lot from people who study, do a PhD or are active in science, research or the civil society and who share their experiences with us.
We are currently collecting slogans to draw attention to the book through postcards or social media posts. Choose your favorite slogans in our short fun survey or send us your own ideas for a slogan. We will give away 3 surprises among all participants!
We have also prepared a Spotify playlist for all supporters!
More than 230 people have filled in our survey about the book concept. We would have never expected that and are super grateful! You can find the survey results summarized here (in German, but with an English executive summary).
You think our project sounds interesting and want to stay up to date? We send out a project newsletter around four times per year with updates about the book as well as hints towards articles, papers and events that we find inspiring. The newsletter is in both German and English!