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Title: Assembling Upstream Engagement: the Case of the Portuguese Deliberative Forum on Nanotechnologies
Authors: Carvalho, António 
Nunes, João Arriscado 
Keywords: Deliberation; Upstream engagement with nanotechnologies; Responsible research and innovation; Performativity
Issue Date: 3-Apr-2018
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Serial title, monograph or event: NanoEthics
Volume: 12
Issue: 2
Abstract: This article analyzes a deliberative forum on nanotechnologies, organized in Portugal within the scope of the research project DEEPEN—Deepening Ethical Engagement and Participation in Emerging Nanotechnologies. This event included scientists, science communicators and members of the “lay public”, and resulted in a position document which summarizes collective aspirations and concerns related to nano. Drawing upon our previous experience with focus groups on nanotechnologies—characterized by methodological innovations that aimed at suspending epistemological inequalities between participants—this paper delves into the performativity of the deliberative event, exploring some of the tensions and power/knowledge asymmetries generated by the forum. Recognizing that the design of participatory assemblages matters, we reflect on our role as facilitators and explore the difficulties in organizing exercises of upstream engagement with emerging technologies.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/80641
ISSN: 1871-4757
1871-4765
DOI: 10.1007/s11569-018-0314-0
Rights: embargoedAccess
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