eCape: New Energy Consumer roles and smart technologies – Actors, Practices and Equality

The transition to a low-carbon society includes new prosumer roles linking renewable energy production and consumption by use of smart technologies. To guide this low-carbon transition, new theory development on the role of technological systems in everyday life is needed. eCAPE will contribute with this by further developing theories of practice in three directions:

  1. The importance of gender and social structures
  2. The role of the ethical consumer in developing new practices
  3. The inclusion of non-humans as carriers and performers of practices.

Structures and actors in households’ everyday practices. Illustrating the three approaches from which theories of practice will be further developed in the eCAPE project.

The eCAPE project starts 1 November 2018 and runs for 5 years.

eCAPE is financed by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. eCAPE received an ERC Advanced Grant worth 2.11 million Euro under the grant agreement number 786643.

The project is led by Professor Kirsten Gram-Hanssen from Department of the Built Environment, Aalborg University.

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