An introduction to Crafting Sustainability – exploring the interconnections between sustainability and craft

  • Roger Andre Søraa Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture - NTNU
  • Håkon Fyhn Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture - NTNU
Keywords: crafting sustainability, craft, sustainability, craftsmanship

Abstract

Sustainability has become a critical issue, calling for new conceptualizations of both problems and solutions. This special issue of the Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies,  explore the concept of “Crafting Sustainability”. Sustainability is a hot topic in contemporary scholarly debates, with methodological, theoretical, and conceptual contributions from a wide array of research areas, also from Science and Technology Studies. Craft on the other hand has been less of a focal point, although all humans relate to craft on some level.


Author Biographies

Roger Andre Søraa, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture - NTNU
Roger Andre Søraa is a PhD candidate at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Håkon Fyhn, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture - NTNU
Håkon Fyhn is senior researcher at NTNU Social Research, previously post doc at Dep. Of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU, with the project “Crafting Climate” focusing on craftspeople in the building industry. The interest in craft follows an approach to social science in his career circling the question “what does it mean to be present?”.

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Published
2017-12-22