- 18 March 2019
- 19 March 2019
“Plastics – Publics – Politics”: transdisciplinary meeting in March
18 March 2019 - 19 March 2019
On March 18 and 19, 2019, the Professorship of Science and Technology Policy will host a transdisciplinary meeting of scientists, who are part of the consortium “SubµTrack: Tracking of (Sub)Microplastics of different identities”. The consortium explores the toxicological, ecological as well as the social and political aspects of micro and nano plastic particles in the environment and is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of a BMBF-funded initiative “Plastic in the Environment“ (https://bmbf-plastik.de/en).
The project “Plastics – Publics – Politics”, which is part of the consortium, analyses how different stakeholders perceive and understand microplastics and how it is discussed and rendered potentially problematic in different social arenas, such as the media, civil society, science or policy. Thereby, the project generates a better understanding of the societal contexts in which current efforts to change the use and governance of plastics unfold. The project “Plastics – Publics – Politics” receives additional funds from the MCTS Lab “Engineering Responsibility”.