Contact person:
Kristina Lindström
  • Formas –Research Council for Sustainable Development
Responsible at MaU:
Kristina Lindström
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Time frame:
01 January 2020 - 31 December 2022
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About the project

Debates on a transition to a fossil free society tends to focus on how new technologies, such as biogas, can replace fossil energy - without changing ways of living that fossil energy has enabled. A transition towards a fossil free society will also require transitions in everyday practices, values, imaginaries and world views. In some cases, this transition will also involve loss, in terms of resources, things and mobilities.

The overall aim of this project is to (1) engage diverse publics into imaging and performing fossil free futures, that encompasses loss as well as hope, and to (2) develop forms and methods for how these futures can be discussed and debated amongst heterogeneous publics.

Already engaged transition communities and perhaps more reluctant fossil dependent everyday work commuters and different age groups will be included. The goal of this process is to mobilize a heterogeneous understanding of hope as well as loss in a transition towards a fossil free society, and to cultivate movements in terms of what is understood as hopeful and what is an acceptable loss.