Where I’ll Be

On these pages I aim to give details of upcoming talks. If you’re going to be around for any of them please say Hi and let’s chat!

July 12th 2017

Who Decides The Future? Science, politics or the people?

6pm Sheffield Town Hall

Free public debate in a Question Time format – I’m on the panel. Submit your questions when you register! Just click the link above.


March 6th 2017

Department of Urban Planning & Design.  Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge

“Material Politics in Renewable Energy Transitions”


November 10th 2016 Engineering and Teaching shorts (EATS), University of Sheffield

“Repurposing Content: a pragmatic approach to digital resources”


November 3rd 2016 Engineering Professors Council Sectoral Group (Association of Civil Engineering Departments) Annual Conference, Halifax Hall, Sheffield

“Getting behind creativity through Lego Serious Play”


August 2nd 2016 TODAI Summer School at the University of Sheffield, UK

“6000km: What does Japan have at stake in Arctic development?”


July 14th – 15th 2016 6th International Symposium of Engineering Education, The Diamond, Sheffield, UK

“Distributing Responsibility in Engineering Education: from individual to collective” (abstract here)


April 7th 2016 Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching: Frameworks and Practice, University of Sheffield, UK

“Crossing Boundaries: Principles for Learning and Teaching across Applied and Social Sciences” (abstract here)


February 23rd 2016    Hollin, GJS. & Gibbs, B. (2016). Regimes of violent-care: Democracy, climate change, and rare earth mining in Greenland. Unexpected Encounters with Deep Time: Violence. University of Edinburgh


September 17th 2015 NERC Arctic Science Conference, University of Sheffield, UK

Arctic Change: Implications for Society and Culture  “When Imagination Meets Reality: the role of REEs in Greenland’s future”


September 15th 2015 Stresses: Living with Toxicity, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham UK.

“Toxic Interventions” [Public Event] There is a write-up on this event here


August 27th 2015 Department of Engineering and Society, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA

“Engineers as Professionals, Innovators and Citizens:  Evolving engineering higher education in the UK”


June 25-27th 2015 Science and Democracy Network 14th Annual Meeting, Harvard Law School, Harvard University

“Imaginaries in the Making: The Socio-technical Imagination of Rare Earth Elements in Greenland’s Future”


May 29-30th 2015         ‘The European and The Arctic’ conference, University of Dundee

“Multiple Stakes in Greenland’s Mineral Development”


May 6-7th 2015             ‘Future Greenland’ conference, Nuuk


March 26th 2015           Institute of Management of Technology, National Chiao Tung University

“From Policy to Multilevel Governance: understanding and managing complex technological problems”


March 26th 2015            University of Nottingham, ISS Seminar series

“The Great Cold Rush: Stewardship Tensions in Greenland’s Mining of Rare Earth Elements”