The project engages with important questions about how to communicate science, how to address the societal responsibility of science, and how to engage the public in science in a meaningful and productive way. Drawing on his experience from earlier work, Torben will contribute to the conceptual development of the model of open innovation for material science, and the organisation of the interactive event involving stakeholders. The project will be a unique opportunity to develop an innovative methodological approach to public engagement in the early, conceptual and visionary processes of cutting-edge natural science.
In a recent blog post, Torben reflects on what he hopes to bring to the project. More specifically, he describes three items on his packing list for Durham – two ideas and one physical object.