Congratulations to CBNS CI Associate Professor Matthew Kearnes and 3S Chair Jason Chilvers on receiving the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) 2018 Amsterdamska Award for their book Remaking Participation.
The award, in honour of science and technology studies (STS) scholar Olga Amsterdamska, is made for a “significant creative collaboration in an edited book or special issue in the broad field of science and technology studies.” It recognises a “substantive contribution” to the STS field in terms of “originality or impact” and “the quality of the editing”. The Amsterdamska Award, one of three book prizes awarded by EASST during its biennial conference at Lancaster University on 26 July 2018, places an emphasis on meaningful collaborations.
The book “Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics” was published by Routledge in 2016. The book grew out of an ESRC-funded seminar series on ‘Critical Public Engagement’ directed by Jason Chilvers in 2009-2011. The series involved over 250 social scientists, scientists, participation practitioners and policy-makers, from the UK and internationally. The approaches developed in the book are being applied to issues of climate change, energy transitions, emerging technologies and public engagement with science, in the UK and other countries around the world.
Jason and Matthew dedicated the award to David Gasi who, along with colleagues at the design agency Solid Block, designed the book’s striking front cover.