STS & Democracy workshop
Kristin Asdal will be giving the keynote presentation at a workshop on STS and Democracy in Copenhagen.
Over the course of the workshop that will be held on November 23rd and 24th, 18 scholars will present and discuss their chapter contributions for a forthcoming STS-anthology.
Excerpt from the workshop announcement
In this workshop, we ask what it would mean to work with democracy not as an implicit repository of ideals, but as an explicit object of study in STS. We ask how democratic politics can be understood and studied based on the practice-oriented empirical commitments and conceptual repertoires of STS. Such an effort might require a redescription of democratic political institutions and concepts, paying close attention to the situated practices and entanglements that their operations require. Despite a number of notable contributions in recent years, we believe that the vast majority of the work on what STS has to offer democracy is yet to be done.
For more information, see the workshop announcement.