Morten Petersen

Dept of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark

March 1–July 31, 2013. Working with Larry Leifer, CDR

I study the current turn to participation within innovation. I do so by exploring ethnographically how links are made between practices of everyday life and innovation within a number of Danish, state-supported user-driven innovation projects. Analytical resources are drawn from the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) and, more narrowly, Actor-Network Theory (ANT). These resources suggest that everyday life practices comprise durable logics. The delineation and description of such logics conceptualize innovation as dependent upon a non-reductionist understanding of present everyday life and I see this as a constructive way to engage with the turn to participation within innovation.