Veranstaltung: Conference “Innovation and its Others” (21.06.2019, Berlin)

The DFG graduate school ‚Innovation Society Today’ from the Institute of Sociology at Technische Universität Berlin cordially invites you to join its upcoming conference part of its summer school on Innovation and Its Others: Neglected aspects of creative destruction’ on June 21 2019.

With the given topic, we want to address phenomena that are often overlooked in the contemporary discussion of innovations and innovativeness, for example the destructive side of Schumpeter’s ‘creative destruction’ or the blind spots of what Rogers called the ‘pro innovation bias’.

We are happy to announce two exceptional keynote-speakers, both working at the core of this summer schools subject:

Benoît Godin (Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Montreal) has a long history in studying innovation and recently edited a book on Critical Studies of Innovation (together with Dominique Vinck) (published in 2017). In his keynote ‘From Innovation to X-innovation to Reflexive Innovation’ he will take us on the decade long journey of the term innovation, with special recourse on its changing implications and societal conditions.

Martin W. Bauer (London School of Economics and Political Science) also since many years conducts highly relevant research by studying the societal implications and circumstances of innovations. He particularly addresses the role of resistance to innovation as an important as well as productive factor in the development process of technologies deemed to be innovative. In his Keynote ‘Resistance as Technology Assessment – Further Observations’ he will expand upon the concept of resistance, especially regarding its productive implications on innovation processes.

There is no conference fee, but we got limited space so a registration via E-Mail at the graduate schools academic coordinator is required. The mail should include your name and, if applicable, organizational affiliation.

The full programm can be found here.