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CCP SEMINAR | 6 July, QUEENS 01.11
The final CCP seminar of the semester will be on Friday 6 July with Noel Longhurst (ENV) presenting on “The LIved Experience of Energy Vulnerability Among Social Housing Tenants'
ABSTRACT: Experiences of energy vulnerability are highly diverse, shaped by a wide range of interlinked issues that render everyday life (including the ability to carry out ‘normal’ activities, to pay bills, and general health and well-being) extremely precarious, and with potentially serious consequences for health and wellbeing. This paper reports on new in-depth research with energy vulnerable social housing tenants. It explores the multiple ways housing associations intervene in their lives and how tenants respond to such changes. In so doing, it reveals how multiple forms of human, material and institutional agency – within and beyond the home – are produced and interact to shape patterns of energy consumption. Particular attention is drawn to the emotional experiences of householders in managing their energy use. Drawing on this analysis the paper concludes that solutions to some enduring and widespread forms of energy deprivation may lie beyond those traditionally associated with dominant framings of the problem.
The seminar will take place between 1pm-2pm in Queens Building 01.11
Tea will be served directly after the seminar in the foyer area of the Elizabeth Fry Building.
For the full seminar series programme please visit our website: http://competitionpolicy.ac.uk/events/ccp-seminar-series