Experimental Adaptation and Mitigation Hub (EXAM)

Past Event
20 January 2022 15:00 (GMT)
20 January 2022 16:30 (GMT)

In the frame of a research project funded by the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund, a team of researchers from the Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) and TU Wien works on establishing an “Experimental Adaptation and Mitigation Hub” (EXAM). The hub shall be co-created together with actors from policy, business, academia and civil society in order to work as an intermediary knowledge and actor platform which supports future experimental practices in transformative climate governance in Austria. In the long run this hub shall work as a catalyst for radical change and contribute to exploring trajectories of transformative experimentations and their context. Via the participation at the TIP conference we would like to take part in the international discussion on transformative change, collect experiences, exchange knowledge and give immediate on-the-ground feedback and analysis from the situation in Austria.

Ref: #7

Experimentation for transformative change
Challenge-led: Climate


Wolfgang Haider
Wolfgang Haider works as a project coordinator and researcher at the Centre for Social Innovation in Vienna since October 2015, and has a background in political science and international development studies. Main foci of his work include participatory research and process design, regional development, sustainability transition research, impact assessment as well as social and sustainable innovation studies. Currently he is pursuing a PhD at the University of Utrecht and is working on the role of experimental practices, social innovation and agency in the context of sustainable societal transitions.
Johannes Suitner
Johannes Suitner holds a PostDoc position at the Institute of Spatial Planning, TU Wien. He is a planning researcher with expertise in strategic planning, sustainability transitions, regional energy transition, and transformative climate governance. His recent work deals with strategic agency in transitions, the impact of the experimental turn on urban planning, and resilience imaginaries in urban development.
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