Public engagement is necessary to improve effectiveness of a project or policy on science and technology or regional development. It is important for significant public engagement to address the following issues including spatial design, process, facilitation and management. 1. Engage with local place and community Grasp the context of local place and community where people… Continue reading Communication Training Manual for Positive Engagement
On ethical, legal, and social issues of emerging life sciences, it is important to comply with codes of conduct fitted in the recent socio-technical context reflecting Japanese experiences, develop procedures for the research and innovation governance, and promote public engagement for opening up future possibilities. It is also necessary in the governance to provide new… Continue reading Ethical, legal, and social issues to be considered in emerging life sciences
We know we are ambiguous. So often we change our minds, forget what we said, and don’t walk the talk. Even worse, we sit on the fence, put things on others, and leave them in limbo. We should’ve known that our rationality is limited since before Herbert Simon. Yet, few have doubted thus far that… Continue reading Who’s sure about technologies and futures?
We were unable to attend and present at IASDR (International Association of Socities of Design Research) Conference 2019 held on September 2-5, but the research paper is available here. Go Yoshizawa & Jusaku Minari, Mobilising publics: governing biodesign technologies, IASDR 2019. Abstract. Biodesign technologies enable us to design a living system and observe how that system and its environment… Continue reading IASDR 2019
6 Feburary 2019: Attended the Norway-Japan alumni and researcher gathering fiscal year 2018 at Research Council of Norway (RCN) and presented “Public engagement for what? A light in the darkness”. Following this event, the 3rd Norway-Japan Academic Network Seminar was organised in the same location. The JSPS alumni club Norway is still under the formalisation process, but will create… Continue reading Recent activities (Feb – Mar 2019)
Go Yoshizawa & Nozomi Mizushima, Brussels, 27 February 2019 Management of Citizen Science OrganisationsCitizen science (CS) practitioners and supporters should facilitate fair and inclusive management of CS organisations, with special attention to gender and inter-generational issues. Evidence-informed ApproachCS practitioners and supporters should analyse, archive and publicly share their evidence-informed (explicit or tacit) knowledge of radioactive… Continue reading Recommendations for policy and practice of citizen science for radioactive measurement in Japan
World Expo 2025 is to be hosted by Osaka again. A good news? Well, rather amazing to see how the government and industry is plainly dreaming to resurrect the industrial age dinosaur for the 21th Century. It’s true that this old modern idea was warmly welcomed by the Japanese society in 1970, when Osaka hosted… Continue reading Designing futures and publics
There is a common saying in Japan that “a grain of pepper may be tiny but it still is sharp on the tongue” – Good things come in small packages. As one of the packages, this EU-funded two-year project (Sep 2018-Aug 2020) is called PEPPER – Positive Environment in Public Participation and Engagement for Responsible… Continue reading A grain of pepper – about the project