The Nexus idea refers to how systems of energy, food and water are interdependent. It is increasingly visible in academic debate and policy development, but so far research around the Nexus has principally addressed supply side issues at the national and international level. This ESRC-funded network will extend the Nexus concept to examine the dynamics of consumption at the domestic (household) scale. The household is a critical junction where the provisioning of basic resources meets with everyday practices like those of laundry, eating or comfort.
We are exploring this field through a series of workshops, taking place in Sheffield, Manchester and London. See the events page for more details. The workshops are the core of a project led by Matt Watson with Peter Jackson and Liz Sharp at the University of Sheffield, and Dale Southerton, David Evans, Alan Warde and Ali Browne at the University of Manchester. It is funded by the ESRC Nexus Network.
More details at sheffield.ac.uk/geography/nexus