New Paper: Inter- and transdisciplinary reasoning for action: the case of an arts–sciences–humanities intervention on climate change
How do participants in arts–science collaborations reason together to overcome disciplinary boundaries and to co-create interventions? This article by Luana Poliseli and Guido Caniglia chronicles how inter- and transdisciplinary reasoning unfolded in such a collaborative project involving experts from the natural sciences, humanities, and the arts. It appears that embracing of differences rather than seeking consensus among diverse perspectives allows inter- and transdisciplinary reasoning to help navigate unpredictable situations effectively by capitalising on and leveraging differences. (Click on the title to read a summary article of this new paper!)
New paper in Nature Sustainability by Caniglia et al. outlines a new role for practical wisdom and virtue ethics in knowledge co-production for transformative change.
New paper by Caniglia and Vogel outlines how queer theory can help transdisciplinary sustainability researchers to embrace transgressive orientations.
Laura Menatti and Mariagrazia Ranzini 's new paper explores the effects of Covid lockdowns on relationships and connectedness, with important implications for future health policy.
KLI fellow Enrico Petracca questions the problem’s main assumption: That cognitive phenomena can be categorized based on their inherent complexity or representation-hunger.
A new study, co-authored by Guido Caniglia, highlights optimism and complexity thinking as key factors to foster interpersonal trust during times of crises.
New Paper: What drives densification and sprawl in cities? A spatially explicit assessment for Vienna, between 1984 and 2018
Led by fresh KLI alumnus Anna-Katharina Brenner, this paper explores the long-lasting impact of settlement arrangements in cities on sustainability, and emphasizes the importance of understanding the drivers that change settlement patterns.
We welcome Richard Gawne from the Duke University to the KLI.
This reading group is loosely but seriously centered around agency.
The Vienna Science Studies Lab is an intra-institution initiative revived this winter by the KLI, UPSalon UniVie, and the In/human project at CEU. A reading group on Feminist STS is the first event.
“...from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved...” (Darwin 1859) But what about the time before the ‘so simple’ beginning? Does evolutionary theory apply there? Let's ask Schoenmakers et al.!
Guido Caniglia took up his position as Scientific Director of the KLI in November 2018.
We welcome Harold de Vladar to the KLI.
The September issue of our journal, Biological Theory, is now out.
We welcome Javier SUAREZ (University of Barcelona) who will work on his project "Stability of Traits as the Kind of Stability that Matters: Holobionts as Units of Selection."
Vivarium: Experimental, Quantitative, and Theoretical Biology at Vienna's Biologische Versuchsanstalt. A new volume in the Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology edited by Gerd Müller was published in October 2017!
We welcome Murillo Pagnotta from the University of St. Andrews to the KLI.
We welcome Eva Fernandez-Labandera Tejado from the University of the Basque Country to the KLI.
We welcome Roland Zimm from the University of Helsinki to the KLI.
We welcome Writing-Up Fellow Christian DORNINGER who will work at the KLI on his project "Biophysical Human-Nature Disconnections as a Form of Sociocultural Niche Construction" starting on April 1st, 2019.