Version 3.2_September 2016

Speaker: Martin Schweighofer

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Martin Schweighofer is a Researcher at the EnergyCultures Research Group at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Vienna, has worked as a sustainability researcher and project manager for several years, and is heading for his PhD in Sociology. His main research interests are in cultural transformations towards sufficiency and the respective dynamics of social practices, especially looking at the epistemic dimension. Currently he is doing research on the importance of knowledge production of social movements and activists in the transition of energy cultures. He is engaged as an activist for many years and his empirical field of research is mainly the degrowth movement.