The DEMAND Summer School 2015 focused on Peaks, Sites and Cycles; the temporal and spatial dynamics of energy and mobility demand. These are critical issues in the social sciences, and for practical efforts to reduce and manage peak loads in energy and mobility. Participants, along with researchers and academics from the DEMAND Centre explored a variety of concepts and approaches for studying social space and temporalities of daily life. They used these ideas to consider a range of questions including: how and why do patterns of daily life vary across space and change over time? In what ways do technologies, interfaces and infrastructures co-constitute these patterns? How are assumptions of time and space imagined and incorporated into future visions, strategies and policies?
The Summer School was organised by Nicola Spurling, Mike Allen, Stan Blue, Joe Gillett, Simone Gristwood, Janine Morley, Louise Reardon and Elizabeth Shove
The Camping Trip was organised by Joe Gillett, Mike Allen and Elizabeth Shove