Sustainable Cities

Sign up for our newsletter

Previous Newsletters


Click below to share this page

Bookmark and Share


(Dis)Comforts of Home: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Domestic Energy Use

13-14 September 2012

Picture of terraced housing

(Dis)Comforts of Home was a two-day symposium held at UCL that explored how comparative cultural perspectives on the concepts of ‘home’ and ‘comfort’ can help us understand, learn from, and influence the behaviour that drives domestic energy consumption.

Contributors to the symposium included:

  • The School of European Languages
  • Culture and Society
  • The School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)
  • Geography
  • Anthropology
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • The UCL Energy Institute
  • UrbanLab
  • The London Consortium

As well as paper presentations there will be two documentary screenings with panel discussions.