CfP: Futures of Sustainability

Call for Papers for the Conference of the DFG Centre for Advanced Studies “Futures of Sustainability”, University of Hamburg

Deadline: 30. April 2021

“Organizations, institutions as well as everyday life are permeated and characterized by a variety of interests and objectives regarding sustainability. They all relate to sustainability as a strong normative point of reference. However, this complexity of interests and goals associated with the concept of sustainability inevitably gives rise to conflicts, incompatibilities as well ascontradictory and paradoxical effects. This is also reflected in the notion of contested “futures of sustainability,” whose multiple, sometimes conflicting tendencies describe different potential trajectories of social change (Adloff/Neckel 2019).”

This conference at the University of Hamburg (DFG Research Group on Futures of Sustainability) will discuss the context of ruptures, transformations and continuities infrastructures of the ecological crisis in their meaning and their implications for different “futures of sustainability”. The conference will be held as a digital event on November 25-26, 2021. Abstracts (max. 500 words) can be submitted until April 30, 2021. For more information, please see the full call:

Adloff, F., & Neckel, S. (2019). Futures of sustainability as modernization, transformation, and control: a conceptual framework. Sustainability Science, 14(4), 1015-1025.