Welcome to the 28th annual ISDRS Conference:


June 15-17 2022, Stockholm & online

Covid-19 and the Conference 2022

Uncertainty and ever-changing conditions continue to characterize our present and how we position ourselves when planning for the future. In order to acknowledge potential feelings of uncertainty towards the ISDRS Conference 2022 we, the organizing committee, wish to emphasize that the conference will take place. With courage and hope we are planning for an on-campus conference with online elements. However, we invite you to embrace it in which ever shape it will take, on campus, online or a hybrid version. 

We will offer participants to join the conference digitally. This will be offered regardless if the conference will be solely online or also organized on campus.’

Conference hosts and special topic

Hosts for the conference 2022 is a consortium of six universities based in Stockholm: Marie Cederschiöld University, Stockholm School of Economics, Swedish Defence University, Stockholm University of the Arts, Södertörn University and University College Stockholm

The conference special topic is the cultural dimensions of sustainability based on four keywords: culture, art, human rights and courage. Sustainable development is often referred to by mentioning the ecological, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development. Cultural issues are often brought forward as a widespread suggestion to a fourth dimension, allowing research not only on scientific grounds, but also on artistic grounds.

We come together with a conviction that changes towards a sustainable development need leaders and a leadership that build on courage to break with taken for granted practices and experiences. Not seldom, people leading change are persecuted and human rights are broken.

The conference in Stockholm in 2022 would like to bring forth knowledge, insights and experience from humanities to enrich and exchange with scholars from natural and social sciences; it would like to facilitate knowledge exchange between scholars undertaking research based on scientific grounds and scholars undertaking research based on artistic grounds.

Art and ISDRS 2022

The road to 2022

While current ISDRS tracks will be offered as usual we also want to take the opportunity to encourage new collaborations. For the conference we are now looking for a wide range of speakers, panelists and workshop managers. The invitation goes out to researchers and other leading actors in academia, the cultural sector, the public sector, the business community and civil society – everyone is welcome to submit their notice of interest. Our ambition is to bring together researchers active in both scientific and artistic research and to be a meeting place for the exchange of knowledge between the same.

Early on we will work closely with longstanding track chairs and involve local track chairs from the consortium universities to enrich and further develop the research topics and agendas.

On June 14, 2022 a PhD Day will be held, as well as workshops that bring together scholars interested in performing sustainability.

On June 18, 2022 a number of Sustainability tours will be offered, both in the proximity of Stockholm and online