On the 'Diversity of Life' in Environmental Studies and Gender Studies. (Bio)Diversity from an Interdisciplinary Perspective
Environmental sciences and gender studies have in common that they both deal with questions of diversity, be it in flora and fauna or between people from different ethnicities, genders, age or status groups. From an inter- and transdisciplinary perspective, both fields deal with the challenge of how to fostered (bio)diversity – sometimes even against a general trend towards monocultures in environmental and social systems. How can we develop specific practices of 'doing nature' and 'doing gender' that do justice to the heterogeneity of living creatures as well as to the diversity of social forms of expression in various contexts? To address this question, it needs research on the distinctive needs and knowledge cultures, including inherent tensions of different people and their diverse environments.
In our international workshop-conference we will explore the topic with a special focus on methological approaches taking advantage from both disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives for research in theory and practice.
With the first day of the workshop-conference public lectures by contributors from different disciplines will give insights intro interdisciplinary approaches to the subject matter an open up the debate.
The workshop-conference has been conceived and organized by:
Public Programme (Thursday, Feb 21, 2016):
main project: (IN)VISIBLE CITY