Attentive, speculative experimental research for sustainability transitions : An exploration in sustainable eating

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dc.contributor.author Kaljonen, Minna
dc.contributor.author Peltola, Taru
dc.contributor.author Salo, Marja
dc.contributor.author Furman, Eeva
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-20T14:41:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-20T14:41:01Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-01
dc.identifier.citation Kaljonen , M , Peltola , T , Salo , M & Furman , E 2019 , ' Attentive, speculative experimental research for sustainability transitions : An exploration in sustainable eating ' , Journal of Cleaner Production , vol. 206 , pp. 365-373 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.09.206
dc.identifier.other PURE: 119513704
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 7f4e2bf7-a917-4990-86a8-09014b2674e2
dc.identifier.other RIS: urn:543D621710F3054FB9AF33561CBEF506
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85054173253
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-7002-9528/work/55619003
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000449449100031
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/300239
dc.description.abstract The critical role of everyday practices in climate change mitigation has placed experimental approaches at the top of the environmental policy agenda. In this paper we discuss the value of behavioural approaches, practice theories, pragmatic tinkering and speculative thinking with respect to experimentation. Whereas the first two have been much discussed within sustainability science and transition research, the notions of pragmatic tinkering and speculative thinking radically broaden the scope of experimental research and its contribution to sustainable everyday practices. Pragmatism brings to the fore the need to coordinate multiple practices and understandings of good eating, as these may clash in practice. Through this lens, the value of experimental research lies in revealing frictions that need to be resolved, or tinkered, in practice. Speculative experimentation, in turn, refers to the power of experiments to challenge the experimental setting itself and force thinking about new possibilities and avenues. We investigate the value of all four approaches in relation to our experiments with sustainable eating in the Finnish and Nordic context. Our elaboration justifies the need to broaden the conception of experimental research in order to capture the multiplicity of sustainable eating. Hence, we call for attentive, speculative experimental research aimed not only at testing solutions for sustainable everyday practice, but also at reflecting on the practice of experimentation itself. en
dc.format.extent 9
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Cleaner Production
dc.rights CC BY
dc.subject 1172 Environmental sciences
dc.subject 416 Food Science
dc.subject CHOICE
dc.subject COMMUNITY
dc.subject CONSUMPTION
dc.subject DESIGN
dc.subject ENERGY
dc.subject Eating
dc.subject Experimental research
dc.subject Experiments
dc.subject FOOD
dc.subject Food
dc.subject HEALTH
dc.subject INNOVATION
dc.subject POLICY
dc.subject Sustainable practices
dc.title Attentive, speculative experimental research for sustainability transitions : An exploration in sustainable eating en
dc.type Article en
dc.contributor.organization Environmental Policy Research Group (EPRG)
dc.contributor.organization Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
dc.description.reviewstatus peerReviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.09.206
dc.relation.issn 0959-6526
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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