Tyndall Manchester seminar- Understanding urban mobility change- how can social practice theory help?
|Starts:||13:00 26 Nov 2020|
|Ends:||14:00 26 Nov 2020|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Current University students|
Talk title: Understanding urban mobility change- how can social practice theory help?
Speaker: Dr Matt Watson, University of Sheffield
Abstract: The ways we travel are of course systemically embedded. Change in mobility is inextricable from both the dynamism and obduracy of so many other aspects of people’s lives, and of collective social rhythms, norms and purposes, and of broader socio-technical systems. Amongst the approaches to tackling this complexity, what difference can social practice theory make? In this talk I work through how the approach can help in understanding mobility change, and what challenges that task poses to social practice theory in return.
Speaker bio: Dr Matt Watson is Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of Sheffield. His research explores the systemic relations between everyday practices, technologies, spaces and institutions to advance understandings of social change in relation to sustainability. Empirically, this work has encompassed energy, food, waste and mobility.
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