15. februar 2017
CfP: Gendering Smart Mobilities
The first workshop will take place in Oslo in August 2017, and aims to explore the cultural, societal and institutional consequences of the shift towards shared mobility and increasing e-mobility. For example, the implementation of shared mobility systems, driverless cars might challenge the traditional imaginary of the active “male” driver, as both autonomy and agency are shifted from the driver to the car. The workshop will critically consider the interplay of different logical underpinnings. The logics of the pervasive technological fix often leaves important social and cultural issues unattended. Through exploring the dimensions of technological transitions, human-machine interfaces, conceptualization of technology, new business models etc. the workshop is intended to rethink the concept of mobility in the Nordic regions. Smart mobility is currently a Norwegian stronghold linked to sub-set of “ green shift ”. The seminar will focus on how gender interfaces with the shift between these the “systems” and “regimes” of (auto)mobility and how such models can fertilize Nordic models and co-operations.