DuPa – Dual Mode Participation: Window of Opportunity for Inclusive Real-World Labs

Project description

Protective measures against the Covid pandemic, such as physical distancing and reduction of contacts, limit the possibility for social interaction and exchange not only in the private and professional sector, but also in democratic decision making. Especially participatory formats, in which consensus building and decision making play an important role, are strongly affected by the current restrictions. This can also be observed in transdisciplinary real-world lab work.

So far, transdisciplinary research in general and real-world labs in particular have been based on citizens’ participation at the local level with a high degree of personal interaction. Ongoing anti-coronavirus measures, such as physical distancing and restricted access to public spaces, have turned this local “face-to-face paradigm” upside down and real-world labs can only reach a limited number of citizens. As so often in this pandemic, Covid intensifies existing difficulties: in the case of real-world labs, impacting the wider population beyond already sustainability-savvy groups (“the green bubble”).

New participation formats to promote diversity

This is exactly where the project “Dual Mode Participation: Window of Opportunity for Inclusive Real-world Labs” (DuPa) sets in. The goal is to develop more reliable and inclusive dual participation formats (combined digital and in-person formats) to contribute to the overall societal challenge of more inclusive sustainability transitions. DuPa pursues four goals with corresponding work packages:

O1. Developing dual participation formats that promote the inclusivity of real-world labs.

O2. Implementing dual participation formats in real-world labs.

O3. Evaluating dual formats, especially with regard to the diversity of the participants.

O4. Discussing the results with real-world labs in Germany and internationally.

Real-world experiment with new participation formats launched

The new participation formats are being tested in the District Future real-world lab in its ongoing project work, e.g., in the recently started real-world experiment “Dein BalkonNetz – Energie schafft Gemeinschaft” (Your balcony network - Energy creates community). The project distributes balcony modules (small solar panels) to 22 interested citizens to build an inclusive solar power grid with them. Against this background, a digital network (in the form of a forum) will be established that can be used for current and future dual participation formats in the field of sustainability. It is just this transition between face-to-face events and digital exchange that forms the basis for further developing and researching dual participation models.

Further strengthening of diversity in real-world labs

In addition to its own real-world experiments, the project also collects best practice examples and develops them further in exchange with other researchers, for example in the co-founded real-world lab network. The constant exchange should help to achieve a wide national and international reach and increase the inclusivity of various real-world lab activities. In this way, DuPa identifies and develops alternative participation formats that question and complement a common narrative of real-world labs, namely that they can only have an impact if people are present on site, and thus aims to increase diversity in real-world labs.

Publications


2024
Book Chapters
Lissandrello, E.; Laborgne, P.; Pinto de Sousa, R.
Social Justice: How might we ensure that the 15-minute City promotes a just urban mobility transition where nobody is left behind?
2024. Navigating the 15-minute City. First Learnings and Discussions from the Driving Urban Transitions Partnership. Ed. : Zeisel, Lena; Jäger, Maximilian; Hanna, Kristin, 42–43, Driving Urban Transitions (DUT) 
Presentations
Laborgne, P.
Transforming mobility practices through experimentation
2024. Lecture Series “Mobility analysis and planning for human-scale cities“ (2024), Tartu, Estonia, May 23, 2024 
Laborgne, P.; Wagner, F.; Klöcker, P.; Beercroft, R.; Bögel, P.
Duale Beteiligungsmethoden: Chancen für inklusivere Reallaborarbeit
2024. "Reallabore – ExperimentierRäume für den Weg in eine nachhaltige Gesellschaft" (2024), Dresden, Germany, April 11–12, 2024 
2023
Book Chapters
Laborgne, P.; Klöcker, P.
Exploring PPGIS as a Way of Digital Participation on the Example of Heat Relief Planning
2023. The ‘New Normal’ in Planning, Governance and Participation : Transforming Urban Governance in a Post-pandemic World. Ed.: E. Lissandrello, 191–202, Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-031-32664-6_15
Journal Articles
Parodi, O.; Schwichtenberg, R.; Stelzer, F.; Rhodius, R.; Schreider, C.; von Wirth, T.; Lang, D. J.; Marg, O.; Wagner, F.; Egermann, M.; Bauknecht, D.; Wanner, M.
Stellungnahme des Netzwerks Reallabore der Nachhaltigkeit zur Reallabore-Gesetz-Initiative
2023. GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 32 (4), 399–401. doi:10.14512/gaia.32.4.14Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Presentations
Laborgne, P.
Transdisciplinary research : idea and challenges
2023. ESA RN12 Environment and Society Summer School (2023), Trento, Italy, September 4–5, 2023 
Parodi, O.
Reallabor und Realexperimente: Auf dem Weg zu einer Typologie des Experimentierens
2023. Workshop „Experimentieren in offenen Systemen – zur Epistemologie von Reallaboren (II)" (2023), Bielefeld, Germany, October 20, 2023 
Seebacher, A.
Denkmalschutz und Klimaschutz – Koexistenz ist möglich und nötig
2023, April 19. Wissenswoche Architektur & Bautechnologie (2023), Karlsruhe, Germany, April 18–22, 2023 
Trenks, H.; Bögel, P.; Laborgne, P.; Albiez, M.; Stelzer, V.
„Energy creates community “– how experimenting with balcony solar-modules can increase inclusiveness and diversity
2023. Energy, Environment and Societies in Crises: ESA RN12 mid-term and Energy and society Network. 6th Energy and Society Conference (2023), Trento, Italy, September 6–7, 2023 
Science Communication on the Internet
Other
Seebacher, A.; Albiez, M.; Parodi, O.; Quint, A.; Zimmer-Merkle, S.; Walter, I.
Comment la durabilité est possible - (Ein Leporello)
2023. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) 
Seebacher, A.; Albiez, M.; Parodi, O.; Quint, A.; Zimmer-Merkle, S.; Walter, I.
Com’ è realizzabile la sostenibilità - (Ein Leporello)
2023. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) 
Seebacher, A.; Albiez, M.; Parodi, O.; Quint, A.; Zimmer-Merkle, S.; Walter, I.
Cómo es posible alcanzar la sostenibilidad - (Ein Leporello)
2023. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) 
2022
Book Chapters
Albiez, M.; Stelzer, V.
Werde Solar-Coach
2022. Praxisbeispiele und Reflexionsimpulse zur Weiterentwicklung des Bildungsangebotes an Hochschulen. Hrsg.: Georg Winterseel, Lukas Vaupe, 102–105, netzwerk n 
Journal Articles
Bögel, P. M.; Augenstein, K.; Levin-Keitel, M.; Upham, P.
An interdisciplinary perspective on scaling in transitions: Connecting actors and space
2022. Environmental innovation and societal transitions, 42, 170–183. doi:10.1016/j.eist.2021.12.009Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Presentations
Albiez, M.; Beecroft, R.; Bögel, P.; Fricke, A.; Klöcker, P.; Laborgne, P.; Meyer-Soylu, S.; Ober, S.; Stelzer, V.; Trenks, H.; Wagner, F.; Wendeberg, E.
Neue Beteiligungsformate und Diversität
2022. tF-Symposium: Lösungen entwickeln und erproben (2022), Online, March 17, 2022 
Albiez, M.; Beecroft, R.; Bögel, P.; Fricke, A.; Klöcker, P.; Laborgne, P.; Ober, S.; Trenks, H.; Wagner, F.; Wendeberg, E.
Neue Beteiligungsformate und Diversität
2022. Nachhaltig wirken: Reallabore in der Transformation (2022), Karlsruhe, Germany, June 2–3, 2022 
Albiez, M.; Laborgne, P.; Meyer-Soylu, S.; Parodi , O.
Räume schaffen für Dialog, Selbstwirksamkeit und Wandel
2022. "Zukunftswerkstatt 2022" der Vector Stiftung (2022), Stuttgart, Germany, October 14, 2022 
Laborgne, P.; Kloecker, P.; Stelzer, F.; Bögel, P.; Beecroft, R.
Dual Mode participation- Window of Opportunity for Inclusive Real-World Labs
2022. Corona Crisis and Beyond – Perspectives for Science, Scholarship and Society (2022), Hanover, Germany, December 5–7, 2022 
Laborgne, P.; Meyer-Soylu, S.; Ober, S.; Stelzer, V.; Trenks, H.; Wagner, F.; Wendeberg, E.; Albiez, M.; Beecroft, R.; Bögel, P.; Fricke, A.; Klöcker, P.; Parodi, O.
Auf der Suche nach Wegen einer inklusiven Gestaltung der sozial-ökologischen Transformation
2022. Alumni-Salon: Sozial-Ökologische Transformation (2022), Berlin, Germany, November 19, 2022 
Laborgne, P.; Wagner, F.; Albiez, M.; Bögel, P.; Beecroft, R.; Klöcker, P.
„Dual Mode Partizipation“ Die Pandemie als Möglichkeitsfenster für Methodeninnovationen in Reallaboren
2022. Nachhaltig wirken: Reallabore in der Transformation (2022), Karlsruhe, Germany, June 2–3, 2022 
Parodi, O.
Wissen schafft Nachhaltigkeit: Experimentieren für die Transformation
2022. Gastvortrag "Wissenschaft transformiert: verantwortliches Handeln", Leuphana Universität Lüneburg (2022), Lüneburg, Germany, December 19, 2022 
Parodi, O.
Nachhaltige Entwicklung - und ich?
2022. Lutherforum (2022), Karlsruhe, Germany, November 9, 2022 
Parodi, O.
Nachhaltigkeitstransformation als kulturelles Tiefenphänomen
2022. Jahrestagung 2022 der Vereinigung für Ökologische Ökonomie e.V. (VÖÖ) "Wachstum und/oder Nachhaltigkeit: Bestandsaufnahme für eine Post-2030-Agenda" (2022), Stuttgart, Germany, October 21, 2022 
Parodi, O.
Wie wir zu Pionieren des Wandels werden können
2022. Baden-Badener Dialoge "Vortrag und Vernissage zum Thema Nachhaltigkeit" (2022), Baden-Baden, Germany, October 20, 2022 
Parodi, O.
Reallabore… entering Metropolregionen? Möglichkeiten, Herausforderungen & Knackpunkte
2022. BMBF-Fachgespräch: Forschung für Metropolregionen als Innovationsraum für Nachhaltigkeit und Klimaschutz (2022), Online, April 4, 2022 
Parodi, O.
Nachhaltigkeit, Nachhaltige Entwicklung, Nachhaltigkeitstransformation
2022. Kulturlabor - DiskursForum#2 : Kultur gestalten für eine nachhaltige Perspektive (2022), Freiburg, Germany, March 18, 2022 
Parodi, O.; Bögel, P.; Beecroft, R.; Seebacher, A.; Wagner, F.
Reallabore der nächsten Generation: für einen nachhaltigen und reflexiven Umgang mit technologischen Innovationen
2022. Nachhaltig wirken: Reallabore in der Transformation (2022), Karlsruhe, Germany, June 2–3, 2022 
Parodi, O.; Wagner, F.
Experimente im Kulturlabor
2022. 1. Experimenteforum / Kulturlabor Freiburg (2022), Freiburg, Germany, April 11, 2022 
2021
Book Chapters
Parodi, O.; Beecroft, R.
Reallabore als Möglichkeitsraum und Rahmen für Technikfolgenabschätzung
2021. Technikfolgenabschätzung. Hrsg.: S. Böschen; A. Grunwald; B.-J. Krings; C. Rösch, 374–388, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft. doi:10.5771/9783748901990-374
Parodi, O.; Steglich, A.
Reallabor
2021. Handbuch Transdisziplinäre Didaktik. Hrsg.: T. Schmohl, 255–265, transcript. doi:10.1515/9783839455654-024Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Journal Articles
Laborgne, P.; Ekille, E.; Wendel, J.; Pierce, A.; Heyder, M.; Suchomska, J.; Nichersu, I.; Balaican, D.; Ślebioda, K.; Wróblewski, M.; Goszczynski, W.
Urban Living Labs: how to enable inclusive transdisciplinary research?
2021. Urban transformations, 3. doi:10.1186/s42854-021-00026-0Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Presentations
Bögel, P.; Albiez, M.; Trenks, H.; Stelzer, V.; Möller, A.
Von der Idee zum Realexperiment: Dein BalkonNetz
2021, July 27. Beyond Technology : Perspektivenwende in der Energietransformation (2021), Online, July 6–27, 2021 
Posters
Bögel, P.; Albiez, M.; Stelzer, V.; Trenks, H.; Meier-Arendt, J.; Bentle, S.; Baumann, A.; Völker, S.; Hurst, C.; Kumlehn, C.
Dein Balkonnetz - Energie schafft Gemeinschaft
2021. Energiewendetage Baden-Württemberg (2021 2021), Karlsruhe, Germany, September 20, 2021 
Bögel, P.; Albiez, M.; Stelzer, V.; Trenks, H.; Meier-Arendt, J.; Bentle, S.; Baumann, A.; Völker, S.; Hurst, C.; Kumlehn, C.
Dein Balkonnetz - Energie schafft Gemeinschaft
2021. Energiewendetage Baden-Württemberg (2021 2021), Stuttgart, Germany, September 18, 2021 

Contact

Pia Laborgne
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
P.O. Box 3640
76021 Karlsruhe
Germany

Tel.: +49 721 608-24869
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