ROLES project research journey is well underway, and the project team plans to undertake power cube analysis. This reflexive approach means that further engagement work is due to be carried out, alongside analysis of data using cutting-edge techniques. The project continues to synthesise across all three case studies to address a primary question of how European city-regions can accelerate decarbonisation through digitalisation of energy infrastructure. The team plans to use surface transport to converge in Groningen in April 2022 to deepen joint thematic exploration from our monthly online meetings.
In August 2021, ROLES sponsored the biennial conference of the Energy Anthropology Network, hosted by the University of Stavanger, and a book manuscript entered review with a university press shortly afterward, on the theme of digitalisation and low-carbon transitions, with ten chapters by a range of international scholars. The event included the launch of an art exhibition on just mobility transitions co-produced by the Rjukan Solarpunk Academy and the Just Mobility Transitions Network (JUSTMOBNET) in Norway, which was shown at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum during August-November 2021. ROLES members held a reflective panel discussion as part of the conference to discuss our ongoing thematic research.
ROLES published important journal articles over the past few months, for more information please read the ROLES Newsletter here, visit the project website, follow LinkedIn group.