Special Interest Group (SIG): Post-Normal takes on Science, Technology and Policy for Sustainability

Special Interest Group (SIG): Post-Normal takes on Science, Technology and Policy for Sustainability

Invitation to participate in a meeting with the Special Interest Group (SIG): Post-Normal takes on Science, Technology and Policy for Sustainability.


27.01.2022 kl. 15.30 - 17.00


Post-normal science (PNS) is a paradigm that helps researchers, civil servants, decision-makers, consultants and practitioners navigate situations with high levels of uncertainty and decision stakes, where values are in dispute and action is urgent. Consequently, multiple perspectives on scientific processes in post normal contexts and the involvement of extended peer communities (EPCs) is called for. In post-normal science, extended peer communities may comprise all stakeholders effected by potential action. The purpose of this SIG is to explore and critically reflect upon the existing and emergent PNS knowledgebase, and to create a forum for sharing PNS related insights, experiences, ideas and inspiration.


  • Presentation title: Teaching normative literacy in STEM classrooms: A practical manifestation of the PNS spirit?
  • Presenter: Jan Mehlich
  • Affiliation: Center for Life Ethics, Rheinische Wilhelmsuniversität, Bonn

Everybody interested is welcome.

How to join the meeting on Zoom

Use this link and passcode

LU Zoom meeting: https://lu-se.zoom.us/j/62111317129?pwd=TExLV0FMNmxXclAweTE2VThZTVY5dz09

You can also join the meeting by entering the following information in the Join a meeting dialogue or in the Zoom app:

Meeting ID: 621 1131 7129

Password: 934946

Upcoming meetings

February PNS SIG, presenter: Lorenzo Benini
Thursday, Feb 24, starting at 15.30/3.30pm.  

March PNS SIG, presenter: Silvio Funtowicz
Thursday, March 31, starting at 15.30/3.30pm. 

General information about this SIG

  • When: Last Thursday of the month. 
  • Format: Online / teams
  • Duration: Max 1.5 hours
  • Topics for the following sessions will be announced from session to session

Activities in the SIG could include:

  • Introductions to research in post-normal science regarding science, technology, and sustainability
  • Following the paradigm’s new publications
  • Discussions of potential case studies within these areas
  • Feedback/discussions about ongoing work among students, practitioners, and researchers
  • Presentations of student reports and project collaboration


Do you have any questions, or do you want to be on the PNS SIG mailing list?
Please write to Katinka Johansen, katinka.johansen@soc.lu.se




Tom Børsen (Aalborg University Copenhagen), Katinka Johansen (Lund University) and Lorenzo Benini (The European Environment Agency)


The meetings are held online, via Zoom.


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