Today our team-member Hanna had her 30% seminar (30% of a full doctoral education). We warmly congratulate her on a well presented seminar! And whoop her on to the next level! Go Hanna!
Social interactions and norms play a key role in shaping how we use energy. Nevertheless, research on technologies for sustainable energy use, as well as products on the market, has a strong focus on individual behaviours. In my projects I study social aspects of energy use for buildings and transportation. More specifically, I’m interested in collective energy actions in housing cooperatives (bostadsrättsföreningar) and norms and practicalities that support or hinder families in managing everyday life without owning a car. I will explore the role of design in maintaining and breaking norms related to energy practices in these contexts, as well as in facilitating social interactions as part of collective energy actions.