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Events 2022

Join the upcoming events arranged by or in collaboration with the Agenda 2030 Graduate School.


2nd PhD Conference on Sustainable Development

6 - 7 October, on campus and online

The Lund University PhD Conference on Sustainable Development is an opportunity to encourage interdisciplinary cooperation in order to further academic research on all aspects of sustainability. The Agenda 2030 Graduate School hosts the conference, which will showcase ongoing research and offer a networking opportunity for PhD students with similar interests in sustainable development, the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The deadline for submissions of proposals is 15 August and the registration deadline for participation is 21 September.
About the PhD Conference

ALL MY RELATIONS; Eco-Pedagogy, Self-Cultivation and Transformative Performance Practices

2 - 4 September, Gylleboverket, Simrishamn

The purpose of this 3-day workshop event is to study the possibilities and limitations of performative arrangements to foster individual and collective transformation and aim at a more sustainable life. It is addressed to artists, researchers, and pedagogues dealing with ecology, non-human relations, and sustainable development.

The workshop is co-arranged by Malmö Theatre Academy and the Agenda 2030 Graduate School.
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Joint PhD seminar on environmental challenges and stakeholder interaction

7 June, 15.00-16.00, online

PhD student of Political Science, Christie Nicoson, joins the panel at ClimBEco Graduate Research School's joint PhD seminar on the topic "Bringing stakeholders in: supporting society in climate adaptation strategies as part of the PhD project". In her research project Christie explores how climate change impacts local communities and its implications for peace.
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Start-up seminar with Carlo Nicoli Aldini

1 June, 13.00-16.00, Room 331, 3rd floor, Allhelgona kyrkogata 18 (House M), Lund

Carlo Nicoli Aldini’s research investigates how citizens of Taranto, a city in the south of Italy where one of the largest European steel factories is located, have resorted to laws and courts to fight against the environmental decay caused by the activities of the local industry. 
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More about Carlo Nicoli Aldini's research

Award ceremony - Lund University Agenda 2030 Award

5 May, 13.00-15.00, Magle konserthus, Magle Stora Kyrkogata 4, Lund

Don't miss the chance to be inspired by Lund University's sustainability researchers.

The winner of the first Lund University Agenda 2030 Award is Alexandra Nikoleris, Associate Senior Lecturer at the Department of Technology and Science at the Faculty of Engineering.

Join us in the celebrations of Alexandra and the other skilled sustainability researchers who received honorary mentions of the award:

  • Ana Goidea from the Department for Architecture and the Built Environment and
  • Steven Curtis, Sofie Sandin Lompar, Frans Libertson, Katherine Shabb and Karolina Södergren at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE).

At the award ceremony, Mikael Klintman, Professor of Sociology at Lund University, will share insights on research for sustainable development and relate to his topical research on knowledge resistance.

The event will be held on site in English and will not be recorded.

The Lund University Agenda 2030 Award is a collaboration between the Agenda 2030 Graduate School and Elis Textil Service AB.

We appreciate registration beforehand, but you're welcome to join the event without having registered:
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Details about the laureates, event and programme -

Collaboration for social sustainability: what does it mean?

3 May, 8.30-11.00, Magle konserthus, Magle Stora Kyrkogata 4, Lund

To meet complex societal challenges, it has become increasingly common to work between and across sector boundaries. Civil society and academia meet with public bodies and business. Specialists are challenged to question the logic of their own business and open up to more perspectives from other sectors. What are the challenges and strengths of such collaboration? Does this have an impact on our capacity to meet the global sustainability goals?

Our PhD student of Human Rights Studies, Emelie Lantz, co-arranges a seminar and workshop raising issues on collaboration for social sustainability. The seminar is held in Swedish.

Programme details in Lund University's calendar (in Swedish) -
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STRINGS - Performative Encounter with Agenda 2030 Graduate School

11 April - 7 May

Strings is a participative performance by PhD student of Theatre, Steinunn Knúts-Önnudóttir, that explores the driving forces of change and what personal motivations humans have for pursuing their vision. The hosts are an international group of researchers from all faculties of Lund University covering topics that cut through the United Nations sustainable goals, that are set to respond to the current global crisis. In the two parts of STRINGS the researchers will share their stories, knowledge and inspiration through a series of performative encounters.

11 April – 6 May
STRINGS I: We are all researchers 
A personal meeting between two people in a poetic performative setting.
Location: different institutions at Lund University in Lund & Malmö

3 May and 7 May
A performative gathering of people that have a motivation for change and seek to inspire and get inspired. 
Location: Kapellsalen, Odeum, Lund University (3 May) & Red Room, Inter Arts Center, Malmö (7 May)

Information about the events and how to participate, Inter Arts Center -
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Climate, Crisis, Social Resilience - the sixth social resilience webinar

10 March, 14.15-16.00, online

PhD student  Juan Antonio Samper presents on the topic "The defense of the territory as a form of resilience?" at this seminar arranged by the Society for Critical Studies of Crisis and the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University.

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Gender equality seminar on International Women's Day

8 March, 18.00-19.00, public library in Lund

Our coordinator Kristina Jönsson joins talk on how far the world has reached in relation to gender quality, at an International Women's Day seminar at Lund's public library.

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Webinar on "Social resilience beyond the west"

27 January, 15.15-17.00, online via Zoom

Our PhD student of Ethnology, Billy Jones, joins seminar in which assumptions about resilience and crisis in western research will be discussed and challenged. Contributions to the discussion will come from ongoing projects on Myanmar, Kenya, South Africa and more. 

The webinar is arranged by the Society for Critical Studies of Crisis (SCSC) at Lund University.

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