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SHAPE-ID and University of Deusto host workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Social Good

The SHAPE-ID learning case workshop series was brought to a very satisfying conclusion on 19 October with a stakeholder-focused workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Social Good, co-organised by SHAPE-ID partner ISINNOVA and the University of Deusto in Bilbao. Covid-19 made it impossible for us to meet in Bilbao as originally planned, but the online workshop was nevertheless highly engaged and enjoyable – an example of how stimulating discussion and collaboration can continue in a virtual setting. Informed by the ‘6i’ model of research and innovation, envisaged and led by Toni Caro, to combine interdisciplinarity, intersectoral engagement and an international outlook,…

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SHAPE-ID Workshop on Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage in ‘Virtual Warsaw’

The second of the SHAPE-ID remote learning case workshops (and second to last in our overall workshop series) took place on 24-25 September, organised by SHAPE-ID partners at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBL PAN). The workshop brought together Digital Humanities researchers, policy makers, funders and cultural heritage professionals to explore the challenge of transdisciplinary collaboration between these two areas. The workshop began with a series of thoughtful scene-setting presentations from invited speakers. Natalie Harrower from the Digital Repository of Ireland presented insights from the recent ALLEA report Sustainable and FAIR Data Sharing in…

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First SHAPE-ID Remote Learning Case Workshop Takes Place

We were delighted to continue our SHAPE-ID learning case workshop series after a long delay with our first virtual workshop held on 10-11 September. This was originally due to take place in person in Zurich in May but was postponed due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Partners in ETH Zurich have been working tirelessly over the summer to redesign the workshop for the new format and the workshop was a very successful re-start. Co-organised with td-net, the Network for Transdisciplnary Research of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, the workshop brought together participants from across the world to explore how…

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SHAPE-ID / TrUST Workshop on Education for Urban Sustainability Transitions Takes Place in Turin

The third SHAPE-ID workshop took place last week in Turin and was a collaboration with the TrUST project (Transdisciplinarity for Urban Sustainability Solutions) at Politecnico di Torino. Hosted at the beautiful Valentino Castle, the two-day event brought educators and researchers together to explore inter- and transdisciplinary educational models and approaches that support sustainable urban transformation. The event began with some inspiring keynote presentations from international experts addressing new learning paradigms and best practice cases for sustainability education, from primary schools to third level campuses. Dr Jo-Anne Ferreira (Professor of Sustainability and Teacher Education in the School of Education at La…

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SHAPE-ID Workshop on Environmental Humanities Takes Place at the University of Edinburgh

The second SHAPE-ID workshop, organised at the University of Edinburgh this week by our partners Professor Catherine Lyall and Dr Isabel Fletcher, was a great success. We spent two days with Environmental Humanities scholars, policy makers and funders, to explore what specific contributions the humanities can and do make to societal challenges research related to environmental concerns in the context of inter- and transdisciplinary research. The workshop began with three fascinating scene-setting presentations from Environmental Humanities researchers who spoke about their experience working in inter- and transdisciplinary projects and teams. Dr Anna Antonova (Rachel Carson Centre for Environment and Society,…

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First SHAPE-ID Workshop Takes Place at Trinity College Dublin

We were delighted to host the first of six planned SHAPE-ID workshops this week in Dublin. Over an inspiring two days, a highly engaged group of researchers, policy makers, funders and experts from the cultural sector and industry joined the SHAPE-ID team at the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute at Trinity College Dublin to tackle the question of how Arts and Humanities disciplines can position themselves as leaders or equal partners in research addressing societal challenges. The workshop kicked off with a series of inspiring presentations from researchers leading inter- and transdisciplinary projects and initiatives. Dr…

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