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

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


30.09.2021 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. As a consequence, 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 knowledge base. The purpose of this SIG is also to create a forum for sharing PNS related insights, experiences, ideas and inspiration.  

We hope to meet through an array of activities, including:

  • 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

When: The last Thursday of the month

Format: Online / teams

Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours

Topics for the SIG meetings will be announced from session to session.

Presenters for the first SIG session on 30 September:         

  • Katinka Johansen: “The post-normal politics and science of wind power planning: Evidence from a Danish near-shore wind farm tender” (Katinka is currently a post-doc at Lund University)
  • Tom Børsen: "TRUST – the ethos of Post-normal science?” (Tom is an associate professor in Techno-Anthropology and Participation at Aalborg University)

How to participate

The meeting is online, via Zoom. 

Please registrar by mailing Katinka Johansen, kjoh@build.aau.dk, who will then send you the zoom link and the passcode.

Everybody interested is welcome.


Contact Katinka Johansen, kjoh@build.aau.dk, if you have any questions or would like to be included in the mailing list for this special interest group.




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


Online via Zoom

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