The fieldwork conducted on household preparedness in Oslo is now completed. The SIFO team has visited 10 households in Oslo to understand how urban households prepare for electricity and ICT infrastructure breakdowns. We visited households in different age groups, and families living in dwellings with and without alternative heating systems.
The photos below shows some of the material resources in the urban households:
The Research program Samrisk II – which has funded the Homerisk project – is now moving towards its end and the Research Council of Norway is arranging a conference on october 27th at HIOA to sum up the main results. You find more information about the conference and how to register here.
Nina Heidenstrøm will – on behalf of SIFO and the Project group – present preliminary findings and recommendations from Homerisk at the conference under theme b (Sosiale strukturer, verdier og tillit). There will be possibilities for questions and discussion.
Head of Research Torvald Tangeland from SIFO will also be present at the conference (PI Ardis Storm-Mathisen can unfortunately not attend the conference due to fieldwork abroad on another Research Council Project).
Nina Heidenstrøm and Linda Kvarnlöf has published the article “Coping with blackouts: A practice theory approach to household preparedness” in the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management.
The article can be downloaded here
August 30th 2017, PhD student Nina Heidenstrøm presented her research on household preparedness in rural and urban areas at the European Sociological Association (ESA) conference in Athens.
Presentation can be downloaded here