1 Evidence

This cluster investigates methods of evidence making in praxis. The projects of the cluster examine controversies related to the key aporia of the contemporary moment. Technoscientific methods have been centrally involved in self-devouring economic growth and the industrial production of toxic residues and social inequalities. At the same time, they have been involved in tracing and evidencing these ruinations and in identifying ways out. What is the role of STS in dealing with this aporia?

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2 Technology

This cluster inquires into forms of praxis that entail or aim at technicisation – i.e. a condition where many processes are self-running and do not permanently require human attention. The projects of the cluster study technologies for their ordering and stabilizing, but also their disordering and destabilizing potentials. They pay attention to how particular futures are designed, engendered, prevented or contested by forms of technicization that raise the insecurity and vulnerability of life to levels unknown before.

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3 Ecology

This cluster inquires into various ways of sustaining life on the damaged planet that humans inhabit. The projects of the cluster investigate how self-devouring economic growth, toxic residues and other forms of ruinations are being traced, evidenced and counter-acted upon.

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4 Health

This cluster inquires into human wellbeing as part of planetary health that has been damaged by toxic residues and intolerable social inequalities. The projects of this cluster investigate the constitution of wellbeing by analyzing how relevant scientific, technological, environmental, social, cultural, legal, economic and political factors assemble and incessantly unfold.

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5 Nomosphere

This cluster inquires how laws, regulations, norms and conventions shape institutions and forms of praxis by allocating accountabilities and how at the same time they are being shaped by these practices. The projects of the cluster examine how normative forms stabilize, contest and negotiate ever unfolding lifeforms by indexing ideas of justice, liberty, equality and solidarity.

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6 State

This cluster investigates forms of praxis related to state-making. The projects of the cluster ask how state institutions, their various organizational concretizations, technologies and procedures of governance are enacted and negotiated and how they engender multiple territories with only partly overlapping boundaries.

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7 Collaborative Projects

This cluster entails all projects that have several researchers. The same projects are also listed under the seven hills of our topography, i.e. the main topics of LOST research: Evidence, Laboratories, Technology, Ecology, Health, Nomosphere, State.

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8 Completed

This cluster entails all projects that have finalized their empirical research, but some of them are still writing up their findings.

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