Seminar #16: Mianna Meskus

Working in ‘the gap’: Methodological implications of interdisciplinary speculative collaboration

Given the current atmosphere of social and ecological crises, there is increasing interest in conducing collaborative research across disciplinary boundaries that engages with different publics to tinker with futures. In this session, Mianna Meskus, Associate Professor of Sociology and Science and technology Studies in Tampere University shared her experiences and thoughts about methodological and ethical issues in conducting speculative research events. Drawing from case studies in social science and design research on emergent biotechnologies, she invited participants to deliberate on what speculative research sets in motion when asking participants to imagine uncertain futures.

CreaTures project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870759. The content presented represents the views of the authors, and the European Commission has no liability in respect of the content.