Just a reminder that the closing date for applications to the DEMAND Centre Summer School 2015 is 17th April - I'd appreciate it if you circulate the call for applications to PhD students and colleagues who might be interested. We're looking forward to another great event this year, please get in touch if you have any questions.
PEAKS, SITES AND CYCLES: A Summer School on Energy and Mobility
14th-16th July 2014, DEMAND Centre, Lancaster University, England.
The call for applications for the 2015 DEMAND Centre Summer School is now open. The DEMAND Centre (Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand) takes a distinctive approach to end use energy demand, recognising that energy is not used for its own sake but as part of accomplishing social practices at home, at work and in moving around. In essence the Centre focuses on what energy is for, how this changes, and how it might be steered. (http://www.demand.ac.uk<http://www.demand.ac.uk/>)
Summer School 2015 will focus on Peaks, Sites and Cycles; the temporal and spatial dynamics of energy and mobility demand. These are critical issues in the social sciences, and for practical efforts to reduce and manage peak loads in energy and mobility. Participants, along with researchers and academics from the DEMAND Centre will explore a variety of concepts and approaches for studying social space and temporalities of daily life. We will use these ideas to consider a range of questions including: how and why do patterns of daily life vary across space and change over time? In what ways do technologies, interfaces and infrastructures co-constitute these patterns? How are assumptions of time and space imagined and incorporated into future visions, strategies and policies?
The 3 intensive days will be academically challenging and fun, with presentations, indoor and outdoor workshops and networking activities. Applications are invited from research students, early career researchers and practitioners. For further information and details of how to apply visit: http://www.demand.ac.uk/events/event/summer-school-peaks-sites-and-cycles-14-16-july-2015/
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