As co-production and public engagement with science and technology has superseded a more communicative public understanding agenda, it is useful to take stock of the ways in which expertise is imagined, spatialisied, co-ordinated or otherwise within science. How, in turn, are publics imagined and produced? This page should enable us to pool the different experiences and approaches within Exeter and look forward to setting research agenda in this area.
It may be possible to develop a matrix of what expertise, experts, public, understanding, engagement, consultation, dialogue, participation, citizen science etc, mean in the current climate and how they need to be configured depending on issues, situations and politics.
Please share thoughts, ideas or key readings.