Welcome to an inspirational afternoon where we discuss sustainability looking backwards, inwards and forwards. The starting point is “Stockholm 50+” - the 50th anniversary of the UN's first environmental conference that took place in Stockholm in 1972. At HLK, we also want to draw attention to the 50th anniversary and highlight the importance regarding the transition and the challenges it entails.

The event is organized by the Master programs in Social Sciences of Sustainability at HLK.

November 16th, 2022

Location: Ha108, HLK

Time: 13:00-16:30



LOOK BACK - Stockholm+50

This year marks fifty years since the UN's first environmental conference took place, the Stockholm Conference in 1972. In June this year, Stockholm+50 was arranged to celebrate the 50th anniversary, and to contribute to increasing the pace of the transition towards sustainable and green societies.

Speaker: Paola Sartoretto, Program Director, Sustainable Communication


LOOK INSIDE - It’s All Personal: Wellbeing for Changemakers

A unique, interactive experience on the personal dimensions of professional life. Through interactive exercises, small-group discussions and individual reflection, you will acquire the tools, frameworks and experience to improve your wellbeing while studying sustainability. In this unique brave space, students will explore topics such as finding meaning and purpose, managing overwhelm, and maintaining balance and self-care. By working proactively with these topics, individuals are supported holistically to be truly prepared for their future.

Read more: https://the-decade.com/offers/

Moderator, workshop: Oren Ipp, The Changing Room. Jonathan Angel & Melker Larsson, The Decade Podcast

15:30 Coffee break


LOOK FORWARD - Beyond 2030

"Reclaiming Sustainability through Humanities Science Pathways: Transdisciplinary Co-Production of Knowledge on Climate-Energy Futures"

This presentation explores the frontiers of the concept of sustainability by connecting its history with recent novel synergies between the humanities, social and natural sciences.

While humanities research is considered key to understand contemporary energy-climate questions, recent studies in environmental humanities reveal that collaborations with the arts and humanities in sustainability studies is still scarce and lacks clarity in both its aims and procedures.

Thus, it becomes necessary to explore better integrated methodological pathways between humanities with social and natural sciences in sustainability science. Drawing on examples from Latin American environmental humanities and art-science collaboration, it will address novel methods of co-production of knowledge between humanities, social and natural science research to meet present and future sustainability challenges related to energy-climate questions.

Speaker: Azucena Castro, Post-doctoral fellow, Stockholm Resilience center
(this presentation is online)


Wrap up

Moderator: Maria Bäcke and Paola Sartoretto

Most welcome!