Thursday 18.nov 2021 (14:30-15:30)Cecilie Sachs Olsen, Forsker II Senter for velferds- og arbeidslivsforskning, By- og regionforskningsinstituttet NIBR
Cecilie is a social geographer with a doctorate from Queen Mary University of London. She has previously been a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Royal Holloway University of London. Cecilie has led a number of research projects to develop creative methods for participation, site development, and analysis.
She will present from her recent publication on audio walks as method.
Thursday 18.nov 2021 (14:30-15:30)How to Engage Reflexively with Messy Presents and Potential Futures: An Audio Walk for Planners
Cecilie Sachs Olsen and Christina Louise Zaff Juhlinb
PLANNING THEORY & PRACTICE2021, VOL. 22, NO. 4, 595-609
This article calls for planning practitioners to engage in future-making practices that move from projection to reflexive engagement. We demonstrate how the audio walk, as a method for reflexive engagement, can assist planners in developing future-making practices that 1) strengthen planners’ ability to see places and issues through local perspectives, 2) help planners accommodate the messy present in future plans and 3) make planners recognize their own roles and responsibility as active generators of specific images of the future. We conclude that any representations of the future are performative; they bring the future into being and therefore enable or constrain certain (re)configurations of it.
Thursday 18.nov 2021 (14:30-15:30)Ana Luisa Sánchez Laws, Professor Centre for peace studies (CPS), UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Dr. Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws is Professor in Interdisciplinary Methodologies and Methods at University of Tromsø. One strand of her research focuses on the use of new technologies to address contested topics in museums and issues of diversity and social inclusion in museums. She has written a book on these issues, Panamanian Museums and Historical Memory (Berghahn Books 2011). A second strand of research deals with the creation of digital artifacts to communicate cultural and natural heritage, with projects involving institutions such as the Panama Viejo Museum and Questacon Science Centre. More recently, she has developed theoretical and practical work about immersive journalism (Conceptualizing Immersive Journalism, Routledge, 2018).
Thursday 18.nov 2021 (14:30-15:30)Virtual reality as a tool for post-traumatic growth: Advances in VRET
Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) is currently recognized by the American Psychological Association as a suitable mode of exposure therapy when in vivo exposure is not feasible, for example, exposure therapy for the treatment of trauma in combat veterans. An emerging aspect of using VRET is the capacity of such systems to track individual responses in multiple dimensions and to provide feedback in real time to make precise adjustments to individual baselines. This presentation provides an overview of a systematic literature review on studies of VRET that include a focus on individual differences. The review aims to assess the extent to which results from VR-based studies of the influence of individual differences in basic mechanisms of fear learning are being incorporated in studies focusing on VRET.
This work is part of the newly established Reality Lab at the Psychology Institute and Centers for Women’s and Gender Research / Peace Studies / Sami and Indigenous Studies,UiT.
Presenters: PhD Candidate Kamilla Bergsnev and Prof. Ana Luisa Sánchez Laws