Geography Research Seminar: Prof. Dorothea Kleine (University of Sheffield) - Engaged Digital Geographies and Participatory Action Research for Sustainable Human Development: Food Futures 2.0 Project
|Dates:||1 March 2017|
|Times:||16:00 - 17:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Environment, Education and Development|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
New research agendas are currently being formulated around 'digital geographies'. Drawing on her longstanding work using digital technologies for sustainable
development goals, in this talk Dorothea Kleine argues that the engaged, critical and participatory tradition in geography should be a key strand of these future agendas. She will be discussing the ESRC-CONFAP Food Futures 2.0 project, where Brazilian and British academic facilitators, community NGOs and young participants engaged in participatory film-making to express the perspectives of youth on sustainable and just food futures. The project's methodology has now been adopted by UNICEF for work with young people in other contexts.
Dorothea Kleine is Professorial Research Fellow at Sheffield University and leads the Digital Technologies, Data and Innovation group at the Sheffield Institute for International Development. She is a Faculty Associate at Harvard University?s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Before joining Sheffield, Dorothea was director of the ICT4D Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London. She studied Munich (LMU) and Oxford universities and holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She later worked at the¦University of Cambridge and¦Bonn University. Dorothea has conducted collaborative research with and/or advised UNICEF, UNEP, EuropeAid, DFID, GIZ, IDRC, private sector organisations and NGOs.
Seminar Chair: Alison Brown
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