GuestXR is present in a Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) workshop

Dani Shanley, project partner from Maastricht University, talked about the GuestXR project in a panel discussion in the International Workshop on RRI Futures organised by the Belgian Science and Technology in Society Network at the Catholic University of Leuven on June 8th, 2022.

Specifically, Shanley discussed the value of history in thinking about Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and how further historical research could prove fruitful in this field. Her talk built upon her thesis “Making Responsibility Matter: The Emergence of Responsible Innovation as an Intellectual Movement” and mentioned GuestXR as an example of a project trying to put RRI into practice.  

During the workshop a panel of speakers, including Shanley, also discussed what can be learned from roughly a decade of interest in RRI and how should such learning inform policy, scholarly, and practitioner agendas and imaginations for the next ten years.

The workshop was organised as the official launch of a recently published special issue of the Journal of Responsible Innovation entitled “RRI Futures: learning from a diversity of voices and visions”. The special issue takes stock of the shortcomings and accomplishments of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) by delving into past RRI policies and processes, and by probing possible and desirable RRI futures. Shanley’s article in the special issue was “Imagining the future through revisiting the past: the value of history in thinking about R(R)I’s possible future(s)”.