Seminar: Valuography as a new way to (re-)visit the lab as well as the restaurant?
Professor Claes-Fredrik Helgesson will talk about valuography, a programme of empirically oriented research into the enacting, ordering, and displacing of values.
Photo: Lasse Lychnell
Professor Helgesson will also elaborate what a valuographic research programme might entail and give examples from two ongoing research projects.
Enacting of values
In a recent edited collection I and my co-editors proposed the notion of valuography to “indicate a programme of empirically oriented research into the enacting, ordering, and displacing of values.
Understanding of values
Following a pragmatist understanding of values and valuations from John Dewey and Fabian Muniesa and others, a valuographic research programme is inclined to examine how and with what means some aspects come to count as important values, some comes to be considered as opposing one another, and still others come to be discounted.
Valuographic research programme
The talk further elaborates what a valuographic research programme might entail and gives examples from two ongoing research projects: one about the valuations in clinical trial design for drug development and another about the splitting of restaurant bills.