Grattis Magdalena Kuchler!

2020-06-29

Magdalena Kuchler. Porträtt.

Magdalena Kuchler has tilldelats €15,780 från the Uppsala - Durham joint Seedcorn Fund för projektsamarbetet  "Disassembling carbon-intensive imaginaries in fossil fuel landscapes".  Projektet sker i samarbete med the Department of Geography, Durham University, och medsökande är Professor Gavin Bridge.

Projektet startar 1 september 2020 och avslutas i 31 december 2021. 

I projektet deltar även kollegor med specialistkomptens inom hållbar energiomställning och fossila energisystem; Mikael HöökBregje van Veelen, samt doktoranderna Henrik WachtmeisterIsak Stoddard and Jakob Willerström.

Projektbeskrivning (på engelska)

Summary
The requested funding will bring together and consolidate scientific expertise at Uppsala and Durham in the burgeoning research on disassembling carbon-intensive imaginaries in fossil fuel landscapes (carbonscapes). By facilitating a collaborative platform (workshops) for interdisciplinary discussions within this research area, the project has three interrelated objectives:
1) harness the already ongoing research collaboration on future decarbonisation pathways,
2) expand analytical capacities and critical mass required to successfully bid for funding, and
3) scale-up collaboration and define the scope/content of research projects (applications) and facilitate other research opportunities resulting in scientific output (paper collaboration).

Overview of project activities
The proposed project activities consist of four research workshops that will provide a regular collaborative platform for interdisciplinary research concerned with disassembling carbon-intensive imaginaries in fossil fuel landscapes, or carbonscapes (e.g., oil landscape in Teeside, UK and coal landscape in Silesia, Poland). The persistence of fossil fuels, such as oil and coal, cannot be prevented solely by assembling new energy systems and institutions that support them.Equal attention must be placed on disassembling old but powerful and seemingly-durable fossil fuel incumbencies. In this theme, we shift our focus from anticipating and assembling new energy systems to scrutinising and disassembling the old yet persistent fossil fuel energy systems. Our objective is to harness the already ongoing research collaboration in this research area and expand our analytical capacities and critical mass required to successfully bid for funding. By scaling up our collaboration and delineating the scope of research projects, the goal is to submit high-quality research proposals to both Swedish and British funding institutions in 2021/2022. We also aim at facilitating other research tasks and opportunities resulting in scientific output (papers).

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