During its five year lifetime, the DEMAND Centre has hosted a variety of seminars by its researchers, visitors and invited others to DEMAND, as well as others who expressed an interest in presenting their work to the centre. You can find further detail about these seminars below.

Seminars by:

| Visitors | Researchers from DEMAND| Others |


Thomas Ariztia – A sociology of household energy infrastructures: The case of the stove replacement program in rural Chile.

Mikkel Bille – Is being incompetent and ignorant all the bad? Insights from the transition to energy saving light bulbs in Denmark.

Heather Chappells – Back to normal? Demand in the aftermath of disruption. 

Giovanni Circella – The Mobility of the ‘Uber’ generation: Investigating Individual Attitudes, Lifestyles, Residential Location and Adoption of Shared Mobility by Millennials in California.

Rick Diamond – Why don’t building behave the way we want them to?

Kris de Decker – The prospective of forgotten technology.

Benjamin Görgen – Sustainable Living in Communal Housing Projects.

Benoit Granier – Pathways of Change: Cool Biz and the reconditioning of energy demand in office life.

Conor Harrison – Incorporating space and time into energy research in the Southern United States.

Sanneke Kloppenburg and Nick Verkade – Emerging energy practices around decentralised storage of electricity.

Nicola Labanca – Energy transitions in the age of complex systems: Understanding current energy transitions through an historical enquiry on instrumentality.

Ruth Lane – Communications Technology, Life course Transitions and Energy Demand.

Anthony Levanda – Configuring the Urban Smart Grid: Transitions, Experimentation and Governance.

Noreen McDonald – Are Millennials really the go-nowhere generation? Understanding the Mobility Patterns of Young Americans.

Elspeth Opperman – Managing heat stress within and across domains: Outdoor workers, rhythm and responsibility in Australia’s monsoonal North.

Kimberley O’Sullivan – The energy-time-bind.

Claudia Prempeh – Do we have lights? Lived realities and coping strategies for ‘dumsorlogy’.

Jenny Rinkinen – Stacking wood and staying warm: Temporal organisation of domestic heating practices.

Giuseppe Salvia – Smart technology vs. smarter people?
Is my vacuum cleaner actually broken or just my attitude to maintenance? 

Hilmar Schäfer – Sociology of architecture and cultural heritage: A praxeological approach. 

Ted Schatzki – Practices and large scale phenomena.

Michael Stauffacher – Research that matters: how to co-design research and co-produce knowledge for scientific and societal impact.

Yolande Strengers – Creating pleasance: New needs for the smart home.
Pet care practices and the practices of pets.

Susann Wagenknecht – Accommodating algorithms: Rules, regularities, and infrastructural power in municipal traffic management.

Anna Wanka – Doing retiring: The Social Practices of Transiting into Retirement and their Implications for Energy Demand.

Alan Wiig – Batteries, chargers and plugs: Charting the energy demands of mobile communication.

Mandy de Wilde – Sustainable belonging: Family and gender in home making practices.

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Researchers from DEMAND

John Barrett – University of Leeds – Linkages between materials, energy and economy: Production and consumption changes for a low material and carbon future.

Ian Jones – University of Leeds – A blended retail future?: Exploring the colonisation of shopping by online connectivity (and energy and mobility implications).

Giulio Mattioli – University of Aberdeen – Car dependence: Mico-, macro- and meso- approaches to the study of social barriers to sustainable transport.

Sarah Royston – Association for the conservation of energy – Dragon-breath and snow-melt: Sensory experience, know-how and keeping homes warm.

Neil Simcock (Lancaster University), Gordon Walker (Lancaster University) and Rosie Day (University of Birmingham) – The need for electricity – Electricity as a need.

Sarah Royston (University of Sussex) – In search of invisible energy policy. A talk
given as a part of the interdisciplinary lecture series: In search of ‘good’ energy policy
at the University of Cambridge.

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Jan Bastiaans – Energy Manager at Lancaster University – Demand management at Lancaster University.

Sara Berthou – University of Copenhagen, SCIENCE – Competing notions of social change and intervention in local climate change governance: The case of Copenhagen.

Mike Colechin – Energy Technologies Institute – How can the UK afford an energy system?

Adrian Gault – Committee on Climate Change – Meeting carbon budgets in the UK: The role of demand.

Kate Gifford – Car Plus – Trends in car clubs and shared transport and future demands for energy and mobility.

Paul Gilbert – Tyndall Centre – Using the Laws of Thermodynamics to inform social science research.

Murray Goulden – University of Nottingham – Caught in the Middle & Out in the Cold: The Everyday Management of Energy in the Workplace.

Catherine Grandclément – EDF R&D – Smarter and more transparent than you: Technicians and users scripting the user’s role in smart grid experiments.

Philipp Grünewald – Environmental Change Institute – What do we actually know about household electricity use?

Sam Hampton – PhD student at the University of Oxford – Muddling through the practice of policy implementation: An ethnographic study of a multi-level behaviour change project.

Richard Hanna – University of Reading – Installer businesses and renewable energy uptake in homes.

Mikko Jalas and Jenny Rinkinen – Existing houses, new residents and the alignment of heating practices.

Matt Lipson – Energy Technologies Institute – Home heating: Technologies, practices and prospects.

Walt Patterson – Energy Technologies Institute – Beyond the Fire Age.

Harald Rohracher – Linköping University – Governing sociotechnical transitions: Conceptual challenges and implications for demand. 

Tim Schwanen – Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) – Reducing energy consumption in urban transport: Ecologies of Innovation in the UK.

Rita Shaw and Geraldine Bryson – Electricity North West – Demand scenarios and Innovation Projects at Electricity North West.

Dale Southerton – Sustainable Consumption Institute – The washing basket is critical.

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