About the project

We explore the sustainability of lived environments with the means of citizen social science. We apply digital interactive methods to produce data about foodscapes which condition people’s choices about eating as well as data about local waters which influence human wellbeing.

We combine digital methods of data collection with methodologies encouraging the participants to make sense of the data that has been collected by them. In addition, we attempt to improve the uptake of collaboratively produced knowledge in food and water governance.

Our experimental research explores how to make science a civic practice that responds to complex environmental challenges and supports more just and legitimate solutions to them. 

Public science for sustainable living environments – PUBS project (or KARKKI in Finnish) is led by the Finnish Environment Institute and funded by the Academy of Finland.