Reading room five: Space, time and contestations over demand response and infrastructure access

07 June, 2021

Reading time: 2 minutes

In our fifth Flexibility reading room, researchers discuss rhythmicity and themes of temporality, energy justice and the availability of infrastructure services.

This extended reading room on 17 March was a collaboration with Mikko Jalas and colleagues to bring together a small group of researchers interested in discussing rhythmicity and access to infrastructure services such as energy, water and transport.

In broad terms, the reading room considered themes of temporality; (energy) justice and the availability of infrastructure services. More specifically, it explored the idea of infrastructure services as spatio-temporal landscapes and considered how, under peak loads or other difficult-to-serve situations/locations, access to services might be regulated, as well as the conflicts which arise in relation to regulation.

The event was part of an ongoing collaboration between the Flexibility theme and Mikko Jalas, Aalto University, Department of Design, and is linked to a project entitled Rhythms of Infrastructure Services (submitted to the Academy of Finland) that is set to examine demand management and the rhythmicity of rail and electricity infrastructure services.

Transcript: Space, time and contestations over demand response and infrastructure access

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Participants

  • Behnam Taebi
  • Eeva-Lotta Apajalahti
  • Elizabeth Shove
  • Eva Vieras
  • Ibo van de Poel
  • Jacopo Torriti
  • Jenny von Platten
  • Max Kleinebrahm
  • Mikko Jalas
  • Nicola Labanca
  • Nynke van Uffelen
  • Sahrakorpi Tiia
  • Samuele Lo Piano
  • Selin Yilmaz
  • Sini Numminen
  • Stanley Blue
  • Stefan Smith
  • Udo Pesch

Banner photo credit: Anton Maksimov Juvnsky on Unsplash

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