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New research projects and a new house for KTH Climate Action Centre

Researchers in front of building
Part of KTH Climate Action Centre's multidisciplinary faculty in front of the new house.
Published Sep 15, 2022

On September 14, all faculty affiliated to KTH Climate Action Centre was gathering for the first time for a workshop and mingle. At the same time, the centre’s new venue at Teknikringen 43 was inaugurated.

”We have almost 60 affiliated researchers from across KTH, and today was the first official meeting for this multidisciplinary faculty. At the same time it was the first official event in this house,” says Francesco Fuso-Nerini, Centre Director.

The centre’s new site is located at Teknikringen 43, a small two-storey house with a pointed roof that stands out among the surrounding buildings. Karin Larsdotter, Deputy Director of the Centre, believes that having a physical place at KTH opens up new possibilities for the centre.

Francesco Fuso Nerini
Francesco Fuso Nerini.

”We are now testing this venue as a new kind of arena for collaboration, together with Akademiska Hus. We expect the house to be an open meeting place for researchers, students and external partners,” says Karin Larsdotter.

Four KTH projects that have received funding from the first project call from the centre, presented their projects to each other and exchanged ideas.

Karin Larsdotter
Karin Larsdotter.

”These are the first four projects funded by the centre, added to the other projects that we are developing within the centre,” says Francesco Fuso-Nerini. ”We plan to fund many more projects for climate action, and hope that the most successful of these will also lead to even larger projects that helps us speed up climate action in society. All projects we fund have a clear focus on climate action, both mitigation and adaptation, but are also in synergy with the other 16 Sustainable Development Goals.”

This autumn, the centre is planning for a lot of workshops, mentorspace for students, lunch seminars and more, with different activities different days of the week.

”We are open to suggestions from both students and researchers at KTH. We hope the meetings in this house will lead to a lot of new projects, and stimulate climate action,” says Karin Larsdotter.

The four new projects funded by KTH Climate Action Centre

  • Climate change utopia and dystopia narratives – co-creation in the science-art-engineering nexus. Principal investigator (PI): Katarina Larsen, from the division of History of Science, Technology and Environment at the ABE School. 
  • Nordic Climate and Energy Modelling Forum – Scale Up. PI: Will Usher, Unit of Energy Systems at the ITM School. 
  • Climate adaptation of the infrastructure – a prestudy. (Klimatanpassning av infrastrukturen – en förstudie) PI: Johan Silfwerbrand, Department of Concrete Structures at the ABE School. 
  • The Atlas of the other worlds. Discovering the multifold community experiences resisting to climate change. PI: Marco Armiero, ​from the division of History of Science, Technology and Environment at the ABE School.