Memory across generations

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Coordinator LINNÉUNIVERSITETET - Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration April 2019 - January 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Call Challenge-Driven Innovation stage 1 initiation – 2019

Purpose and goal

We will improve the management of nuclear and other hazardous wastes throughout their life-cycles by making long-term memory across generations more reliable. Our main innovation consists of the insight that managing hazardous waste, which is a (very) particular legacy of the industrialised nations for the future, can benefit from experience with managing other legacies in our age. In particular, insights gained in global Heritage Studies and cultural heritage management can be applied to managing hazardous waste.

Expected results and effects

During the course of the entire project we plan to (a) establish a platform and ways of collaborating across different sectors and disciplines, both nationally and internationally, involving all major stakeholders, (b) test effective ways of ´knowledge exchange´ between relevant collaborators in the area of thinking and planning for the future, (c) jointly develop workable cultural processes and strategies that can contribute to achieving long-term memory, (d) propose concrete suggestions for policy and legislation.

Planned approach and implementation

Our initial focus is on nuclear waste. The joint work of the project will be focussed on four workshops of the project group.

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