For example, we study the role of technology in daily life and in how we understand ourselves and the world. We also study how values and norms are expressed, enacted, negotiated, transformed and reinforced in different practices and contexts where technology is developed and used.Research at Tema T – Technology and Social Change is divided into four research programmes. Environmental Humanities studies different understandings of the environmental consequences and risks that are intertwined with the development of large-scale technical systems. We are particularly interested in contradictory beliefs and value conflicts that emerge in conjunction with greater demands to care for the natural environment.
P6: Bodies, Knowledge, Subjectivities researches topics of agency, care, embodiment, knowledge practices, normativities, and subjectivities in science, medicine and other technological practices. These topics are examined from social, cultural, philosophical, and ethical perspectives, contributing to feminist theory, medical humanities, and science, technology and society studies.
TEVS: Technology, Everyday Life and Society studies energy system planning on regional and local level, and how energy is used in buildings and in everyday life. TEVS researchers study how people and technology can together create sustainable energy systems.
ValueS researches valuation practices including rankings, metrics, pricing, impact, evaluation and so on, across a variety of fields in and beyond technology and scientific knowledge. The work is rooted in science and technology studies (STS) and both draws on and contributes to contemporary theoretical problems of agency, ontology, governance and materiality.