международный консорциум для понимания
и прогнозирования социально-значимых
изменений в Сибири в глобальном контексте
Manchester Roosa Ryutken
plans to devote a study
to TSU biologists.
Rossa Ryutkenen is a social anthropologist from Finland and she is currently studying in graduate school in Manchester. But this is not the farthest of her journeys: this summer she plans to continue her work among the TSSW scientists. She plans to conduct an anthropological study of the community of scientists involved in climate change and the environment research, and Roosa considers SecNet to be one of the most interesting places for such a study.
She learned about SecNet on TSU website, she was interested in an interdisciplinary approach to studying climate. She came to Tomsk to see the Siberian Institute of the Future with her own eyes. It’s her first come to Siberia, although she is not an alien in Russia — she has practiced in St. Petersburg, and studyed in Kazan. Now she is walking along the cozy Tomsk streets, surprised at the preservation of wooden architecture, and planning her own research.
Fortunately, at TSU she met colleagues — anthropologists who are able to assist Roosa in her study. She visited the laboratory of social and anthropological problems of the Faculty of Historical and Political Sciences, met the researchers of the BioClimLand Center. Her main interest is science as a form of life, the lifestyle of a modern scientist in a mirror of anthropology. She has a lot of time to spend among Tomsk scientists, as the main method of her research is the included observation. This field, the anthropology of scientific knowledge, is actively developed as part of STS, Science and Technology Studies. It examines how social conditions affect the production of knowledge and technology and vice versa. “As a researcher, I’m interested in universities and what transformations are taking place here,” Roosa says. “Now everyone is talking about the global economy of knowledge, which means that knowledge is becoming the most important resource for the well-being of individuals and countries. And in such an economy, the expectations from universities are great: they should simultaneously solve problems at the local, national and global levels. I wonder what the challenges arise in the process and what drives people who devote themselves to science“.
Tomsk is interested Roosa as an intellectual center of Siberia. She is puzzled when locals call Tomsk a "dead-end." — How can you think this way of a city with such a strong science and rich history? I was told about the character of Tomsk citizens. When I traveled from Moscow to Tomsk, there was a night flight behind, earlier in the morning, but at the airport people smiled to each other, laughed a lot. It was such a happy atmosphere! Roosa believes that she arrived in Tomsk at the good moment: she found the beginning of ice drift. In the city where she grew up, there was a large lake, and Roosa’s father, a photojournalist, took pictures of the ice drift every year and was looking forward to it. — I was happy to know that you in Tomsk celebrate ice breaking as well.
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