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The series of seminars 'Action, Climate, Crisis: Anthropological tales in times of climate change' brings scholars working on climate and environmental crisis to Amsterdam to engage with UvA anthropologists.

Event details of Atmospheric Citizens: How to Make Breathable Worlds
Date 24 November 2022
Time 15:00 -17:00
Location Roeterseilandcampus - gebouw B/C/D (ingang B/C)

The seminars will address urgent epistemological, methodological and political challenges that we face, as we conduct research in time of climate crisis.

About Jennifer Gabrys

The upcoming seminar on November 24, hosts a lecture by Jennifer Gabrys, Chair in Media, Culture and Environment in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. She leads the Planetary Praxis research group and is Principal Investigator on the ERC-funded project, Smart Forests: Transforming Environments into Social-Political Technologies, which launched the research platform Smart Forests Atlas in 2022.

Gabrys also leads the Citizen Sense and AirKit projects, which investigate the use of environmental sensors for new modes of citizen involvement in environmental issues. Both of these projects have received funding from the European Research Council. 

She co-edits the “Planetarities” book series published through Goldsmiths Press; and is co-editor with Big Data & Society. She has co-edited a special issue on “Sensors and Sensing Practices,” with Science, Technology & Human Values (2019); and a special issue on “Environmental Data,” with Big Data & Society (2016). She is also co-editor of Accumulation: The Material Politics of Plastic (Routledge, 2013).

Her most recent book on the Citizen Sense project titled, Citizens of Worlds: Open-Air Toolkits for Environmental Struggle, is forthcoming in November 2022 from University of Minnesota Press, and is available as a pre-production publication on Manifold.


REC-B5.12, Common room Anthropology



M.C. (Martha) Dietrich PhD

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Globalising Culture and the Quest for Belonging

Dr. C.H. (Tina) Harris

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Moving Matters: People, Goods, Power and Ideas

Roeterseilandcampus - gebouw B/C/D (ingang B/C)

Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam