Fixing for Future: Nordic perspectives on product repair is organised by the Sustainability Lab at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo (UiO), with the venue provided by one of our project partners, the Science Library of the University of Oslo.
Fixing for Future is an event in two UiO-financed research projects:
Futuring Sustainable Nordic Business Models (Futuring Nordics) is an UiO:Nordic-financed project, led by Prof. Jukka Mähönen of the Department of Private Law, UiO, with Beate and Maja as deputy leaders. Futuring Nordics brings together researchers from the Company, Markets, and Sustainability group (Dept. of private Law) and the Regenerative Technologies group and Entrepreneurship group (Dept. of Informatics).
Futuring Nordics aims to address the great challenges of globalization, digitalization, and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to Nordic businesses through 1) an interdisciplinary analysis of the development and transformation of Nordic business models in the era of globalization and digitalization; 2) an inquiry into the possibilities and challenges globalization, digitalization and the SDGs create for Nordic business models today, and 3) the proposition of policies for innovating Nordic business models for sustainability.
The second project, Circular Energy for a Sustainable Circular Economy (Circular Energy) is an UiO:Energy financed project led by Maja van der Velden. It brings together researchers from the Company, Markets, and Sustainability group (Dept. of private Law) and the Regenerative Technologies group.
Circular Energy aims to contribute to new knowledge about social and legal aspects of sustainable energy solutions in relation to the expanding role of digital products and services in our economy. The research group will explore digitalisation in the context of the shift to Circular Economy (CE), with a particular focus on design, maintenance, and repair as energy conservation strategies and the regulation of products for sustainability.
The Sustainability Lab aims to contribute to a safe and just space for all of humanity, now and in the future, within planetary boundaries. We do that through a focus on the ecological, social, and cultural sustainability of digital artefacts and the practices that they shape.
The Lab is a meeting space for students and faculty at IFI, as well as for the wider UiO community, wishing to contribute to strengthening sustainable human modes of planetary habitation.
The Lab aims to contribute to the transition to more sustainable futures, informed by systems thinking, regenerative thinking, repair thinking, and design thinking.