Technology, Everyday Life, Society TEVS
Technology, Everyday Life, Society (TEVS) is researching the ways in which energy systems impact on and are used in daily life, with a focus on the development, planning and execution of various infrastructure systems.
- The research addresses technology in daily life and in society, with an emphasis on society at the local and regional levels.
- The starting point is that both human activities and the technological and institutional landscape play a role in people’s daily lives as well as in various professional fields, such as property management, energy consulting and regional planning.
- The research is being conducted from various theoretical perspectives, with the concepts of household, innovation, planning, policy, system and everyday life being problematized.
Empirically, the research is focused mainly on energy use, energy and transportation planning, and information and communication technology. Interviews, document studies and diary studies are the main methods used to gather material. The material is processed using both qualitative and quantitative tools. Our research is aimed at the research community and social actors.
Technology and Social Change is an interdisciplinary research unit focusing on how social actors create and use technology, and how technical change is woven together with cultural patterns, daily life, politics, energy systems, learning, and the economy in history and society.
The objective for TEMA - The Department of Thematic Studies is to pursue excellent research and education at undergraduate and advanced levels relevant to society. Tema aims to provide a major impetus in career development for both future researchers and those who have just entered the field of research
Last updated: 2013-02-28