How do we as consuming human beings relate to climate and how is our behaviour and consciousness influenced by the way climate is communicated?
TIC (Centre for Tourism, Innovation and Culture) does research in CO2-reducing practices and innovation within tourism. The climate is perceived through an ethnological-cultural perspective, including how climate and the environment are perceived, materialised and "are done" through a number of performances, discourses and practices in the tension field between culture, nature and tourism. Examples of areas in which this can be observed and studied are in general CO2- tourism, climate tourism or more broadly eco-friendly or green tourism.
Carina Ren, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Business Communication and Information Science, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: +45 6550 1579
Centre for Maritime and Regional Studies
The meaning of language and consciousness for the human relationship with the global environment: energy, climate and ecology
The Institute of Language and Communication takes part in an international research network about the meaning of language and consciousness for the human relationship with the global environment: energy, climate and ecology.
Since 1990 a research group from ISK has been in front in an international exploration of the meaning of different language, discourse- and communication forms, when it comes to the understanding and development of our environmental consciousness and behaviour. Most recently, Associate Professor Anna Vibeke Lindø and Associate Professor Jørgen Chr. Bang hosted a two-day symposium at SDU about language and ecology with researchers from all over the world. The symposium is followed up at the World Congress of Applied Linguistics in Beijing in 2011, where the two SDU researchers participate in the planning and the organisation.
- Humanities is associated with our attitude to the world, and as such it is only natural that the world's big questions about energy and the environment are not only explored from scientific or social scientific observations but are also examined from a humanistic point of view. As the problems deal with our behaviour and consciousness, it is important to examine the way in which we speak about the ecological problems contributes to acceptance of or opposition to the demanding behavioural changes. Are the changes perceived as a development or a restriction of man’s life styles and quality of life?
Anna Vibeke Lindø, Associate Professor at the Institute of Language and Communication, e-mail: email@example.com, Tel: +45 6550 3156
Jørgen Chr. Bang, Associate professor at Institute for Language and Communication, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: +45 6550 3155