This project investigates how cultural variations in the norms, ethics and practices of repair impact on the interpretation, implementation and contestation of the ideas of a circular and bio-based economy.

Through ethnographic field work, the project explores practical ethics and norms of repair in contrasting cultures, focusing on the prevalence and significance of ethics of care. The project contributes to a comprehensive understanding of cultural variations of norms and values permeating different repair practices, and thereby of different social imaginaries of the use of natural resources and practical environmental ethics.

Research Leader: Jonas Anshelm