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Design for Changing Values team is organizing a workshop focused on the empirical pursuits of studying values on October 31 – November 1, 2019 at TU Delft, the Netherlands. This workshop aims to introduce new researchers to empirical research about how values are being studied across methods and disciplines.

Workshop Description

Technological advancement, along with the many benefits, simultaneously changes societal canvas, from individual to legal and institutional levels. Digital technologies defy barriers of space and time to connect people like never before, but simultaneously raise issues of divide, surveillance, information management, and, ironically, loneliness. Production rates worldwide are reaching historical highs with the help of new agricultural and engineering technologies, but in parallel climate change and energy transition become the overwhelming global problems and increasing automation invites to reconsider the nature and value of work. Technological challenges are complex and require interdisciplinary collaboration. In this workshop, we invite to consider the question of values that underlies all technological challenges. 

To understand better what is at stake with the intertwinement of values and technologies, we wish to explore the empirical methods used in different disciplines that study the social and moral dimensions of values. The speakers will present how they study values empirically in the fields of philosophy, policy analysis, environmental psychology, sociology, design anthropology and others. Thus, the workshop aims to bring together a wide range of scientific domains to explore the question of values across methods and disciplines.

Practical Info

Attendance in the workshop is free of charge and limited to 30 participants. If you are interested, please fill in the hyperlinked online registration form with a short statement of motivation before October 1, 2019. The list of speakers, exact location and agenda of the workshop will be circulated closer to the date of the event.