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Sabine Hielscher

Sabine Hielscher is interested in the politics, processes and materializations of grassroots innovations and the dynamics of everyday (sustainable) consumption patterns, particularly the relationship between people and technologies. Analysis tends to be interdisciplinary, drawing upon theoretical frameworks from variety of disciplines, but especially social practice theory and transition theory. Sabine has made use of a variety of qualitative research methods (such as in-depth interviews, evocative interviews, creative design workshops, participant observations and focus groups) and has been employed on research projects with different organizations (such as BMBF, AHRC, EPSRC and RCUK Energy Programme).

 

Forschungsinteressen

  • Nachhaltiger Konsum
  • Grassroots Innovation
  • Mensch-Maschine Interaktion
  • STS, Practice Theories, Sustainability Transitions

 

Akademische Laufbahn

  • Seit 2015 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im ZTG, TU Berlin
  • 2017-2019 Repara(kul)tur
  • 2015-2016 COSIMA – Governing community-based social innovation for climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Seit 2010 Research Fellow, SPRU, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
  • 2017-2018 SDG17++
  • 2013-2018 CIED – Centre for Innovation and Energy Demand: Studying Grassroots Digital Fabrication
  • 2015 DLRG – Design Researcher Get Lost
  • 2013-2015 Transit – Transformative Social Innovation Theory : Studying Fab Labs and Hackerspaces
  • 2010-2013 CISE – Community Innovations in Sustainable Energy

 

Akademische Ausbildung

2005-2010 PhD in Design, Nottingham Trent University, UK

2000-2004 BA (Hons) Ecodesign, Goldsmiths College, London, UK

Publikationen

Articles 

Sovacool, Benjamin K, Kivimaa, Paula, Hielscher, Sabine and Jenkins, Kirsten (2017) Vulnerability and resistance in the United Kingdom’s smart meter transition. Energy Policy, 109. pp. 767-781. ISSN 0301-4215

Hielscher, Sabine (2017) Experimenting with novel socio–technical configurations: the domestication of digital fabrication technologies in FabLabs. Digital Culture and Society, 3 (1). pp. 47-72. ISSN 2364-2114

Johnstone, Philip and Hielscher, Sabine (2017) Phasing out coal, sustaining coal communities? Living with technological decline in sustainability pathways. Extractive Industries and Society. ISSN 2214-790X

Longhurst, Noel, Avelino, Flor, Wittmeyer, Julia, Weaver, Paul, Dumitru, Adina, Hielscher, Sabine, Cipolla, Carla, Alfonso, Rita, Kunze, Iris and Elle, Morton (2017) Experimenting with alternative economies: four emergent counter-narratives of urban economic development. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 22. pp. 69-74. ISSN 1877-3435

Hielscher, Sabine (2016) Because you’re worth it: women’s daily hair care routines in contemporary Britain. Internet Archaeology (42). ISSN 1363-5387

Smith, Adrian, Hargreaves, Tom, Hielscher, Sabine, Martiskainen, Mari and Seyfang, Gill (2016) Making the most of community energies: three perspectives on grassroots innovation. Environment and Planning A, 48 (2). pp. 407-432. ISSN 0308-518X

Fleischmann, Katja, Hielscher, Sabine and Merritt, Timothy (2016) Making things in fab labs: a case study on sustainability and co-creation. Digital Creativity, 27 (2). pp. 113-131. ISSN 1462-6268

Seyfang, Gill, Hielscher, Sabine, Hargreaves, Tom, Martiskainen, Mari and Smith, Adrian (2014) A grassroots sustainable energy niche? Reflections on community energy in the UK. Journal of Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 13. pp. 21-44. ISSN 2210-4224

Hargreaves, Tom, Hielscher, Sabine, Seyfang, Gill and Smith, Adrian (2013) Grassroots innovations in community energy: the role of intermediaries in niche development. Global Environmental Change, 23 (5). pp. 868-880. ISSN 0959-3780

Hielscher, Sabine (2013) 'Good' and 'bad' shine: an examination of the material interactions in women's hair care in the UK. Journal of Design History, 26 (3). pp. 257-269. ISSN 0952-4649

Hielscher, Sabine, Fisher, Tom and Cooper, Tim (2008) The return of the beehives, brylcreem and botanical! An historical review of hair care practices with a view to opportunities for sustainable design. Undisciplined! Design Research Society Conference 2008 Proceedings.

Hielscher, Sabine (2007) How often do you wash your hair? Design as disordering: everyday routines, human object theories, probes and sustainability. 7th European Academy of Design Conference (EAD07) Proceedings, 07.

 

Book Section

Hielscher, Sabine, Seyfang, Gill and Smith, Adrian (2013) Grassroots innovation for sustainable energy: exploring niche development processes among community energy initiatives. In: Cohen, Maurie J, Brown, Halina S and Vergragt, Philip J (eds.) Sustainable Lifestyles in a New Economy: Ecological Macroeconomics, Socio-technical Transitions and Social Practice. Advances in ecological economics . Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 133-158. ISBN 9781781001257

 

Reports and Working Papers 

Avelino, Flor, Dumitru, Adina, Longhurst, Noel, Wittmayer, Julia, Hielscher, Sabine, Weaver, Paul, Cipolla, Carla, Afonso, Rita, Kunze, Iris, Dorland, Jens, Elle, Morton, Pel, Bonno, Strasser, Tim, Kemp, Rene, Haxeltine, Alex and Unset (2015) Transitions towards new economies? A transformative social innovation perspective. Working Paper. TRANSIT working paper #3, Brighton.

Smith, Adrian, Hielscher, Sabine and Fressoli, Mariano (2015) Transformative social innovation narrative: FabLabs. Project Report. TRANSIT: EU.

Smith, Adrian, Hielscher, Sabine and Fressoli, Mariano (2015) Transformative social innovation narrative: Hackerspaces. Project Report. TRANSIT: EU.

Hielscher, Sabine (2015) Fab Lab Amersfoort, De War: an innovation history. Project Report. Centre for Innovation and Energy Demand.

Hielscher, Sabine and Smith, Adrian (2014) Community-based digital fabrication workshops: a review of the research literature. Working Paper. University of Sussex, Brighton, Sussex.

Smith, Adrian, Hielscher, Sabine, Dickel, Sascha, Soderberg, Johan and van Oost, Ellen (2013) Grassroots digital fabrication and makerspaces: Reconfiguring, relocating and recalibrating innovation? Working Paper. University of Sussex, Brighton, Sussex.

Hielscher, Sabine (2013) Carbon rationing action groups: an innovation history. Project Report. University of Sussex; University of East Anglia.

Hielscher, Sabine (2013) Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust: an innovation history. Project Report. University of Sussex; University of East Anglia.

Hielscher, Sabine (2012) South Wheatley Environmental Trust wind turbine project: an innovation history. Project Report. University of Sussex; University of East Anglia.

Hielscher, Sabine (2012) Brighton Energy Co-op: an innovation history. Project Report. SPRU & CSERGE.

Hielscher, Sabine (2012) Barley Bridge Weir Hydro Scheme: an innovation history. Project Report. SPRU & CSERGE.

Hielscher, Sabine (2011) Community energy in the UK: a review of the research literature. Working Paper. CISE: Grassroots Innovation, Brighton.

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