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Below is a short bibliography of texts and resources with particular resonance with the group’s research interests. To suggest a text, email


Nathanson, Alex. A History of Solar Power Art and Design. New York: Routledge, 2021.

The Synthetics Collective. “A DIY Fieldguide for Reducing the Environmental Impact of Art Exhibitions.” 2021.


Abbey, Heidi N. “The Green Archivist: A Primer for Adopting Affordable, Environmentally Sustainable, and Socially Responsible Archival Management Practices,” Archival Issues.

Goldman, Ben. “It’s Not Easy Being Green(e): Digital Preservation in the Age of Climate Change,” Archival Values: Essays in Honor of Mark Greene.

Pendergrass, Keith L., Walker Sampson, Tessa Walsh, and Laura Alagna. 2019. “Toward Environmentally Sustainable Digital Preservation.” The American Archivist 82 (1): 165–206

Sternfeld, Joshua et al. “Green Bytes: Sustainable Approaches to Digital Stewardship,” Digital Preservation Plenary Session, July 24, 2013.


Miya, Chelsea, Oliver Rossier, and Geoffrey Rockwell. Right Research: Modelling Sustainable Research Practices in the Anthropocene 2021.. Open Book Publishers, 2021.

Mead, Margaret, and Paul Byers. The Small Conference: An Innovation in Communication, 2015.

Pasek, Anne, Caleb Wellum, and Emily Roehl. “Making and Meeting Online: A White Paper on E-Conferences, Workshops, and other Experiments in Low-Carbon Research Exchange.” Petrocultures Research Group.

Sarabipour, Sarvenaz. “Evaluating features of scientific conferences: A call for improvements.” 21 April 2020.

Skiles, Matthew, Euijin Yang, Orad Reshef et al. "Conference Demographics and Footprint Changed by Virtual Platforms." Nature Sustainability (2021).

Svensson, Patrik. “Some Thoughts on Making Academic Events with Particular Attention to the Mid-Sized Event,” October 15, 2019.

Digital Design

De Decker, Kris. “How to Build a Low-tech Website.” Low Tech Magazine, 24 September 2018,

Formafantasma’s design portfolio:

Jarrett, Tom. “Designing Sustainable Interaction Design Principles.” Branch Magazine, 15 October 2020,

Kazemi, Darius. Run your own social.

Liu, Jen et al. "Towards a Material Ethics of Computing." Digital zine. July 2022.

Neocities (a community of often retro-inspired, user-coded, low-bandwidth personal websites):

Parnitzke, Daniel. "Finding Pleasure in Scarcity."" MA Thesis, Design Academy Eindhoven.

Piantella, Benedetta, Alex Nathanson, Tega Brain, and Keita Ohshiro. “Solar-Powered Server: Designing for a More Energy Positive Internet.” 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery, 2020.

Roscam Abbing, Roel. “‘This Is a Solar-Powered Website, Which Means It Sometimes Goes Offline’: A Design Inquiry into Degrowth and ICT. In LIMITS’21: Workshop on Computing within Limits, June 14–15, 2021.

Sutherland, Brian. "Strategies for Degrowth Computing." In LIMITS’22: Workshop on Computing within Limits, June 21-22, 2021.

Ye, Lu. “Design for Carbon-Aware Digital Experiences.” Branch Magazine, 10 October 2020.


Hamraie, Aimi. “Designing Collective Access: A Feminist Disability Theory of Universal Design.” Disability Studies Quarterly 33, no. 4 (September 5, 2013).

Hamraie, Aimi, and Kelly Fritsch. “Crip Technoscience Manifesto.” Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience 5, no. 1 (April 1, 2019): 1–33.


Bjørkdahl, Kristian, and Adrian Santiago Franco Duharte, eds. 2022. Academic Flying and the Means of Communication. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan.

Flying Less in Academia Resource Guide, ed. Ryan Katz-Rosen. (A good collection of different studies, editorials, petitions, etc. from the flying less movement).

Hall, Derek. "Reporting of and policy on greenhouse gas emissions from air travel at Canadian universities." International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education June 2024.

Glover, Andre, Yolande Strengers, and Tania Lewis. “The Unsustainability of Academic Aeromobility in Australian Universities.” Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy 13, no. 1 (2017): 1–12.

Günel, Gökçe, Saiba Varma, and Chika Watanabe. “A Manifesto for Patchwork Ethnography.” Fieldsights, June 9, 2020.

Jungnickel, Katrina. “Getting There… and Back: How Ethnographic Commuting (by Bicycle) Shaped a Study of Australian Backyard Technologists.” Qualitative Research 14, no. 6 (December 1, 2014): 640–55.

Katz-Rosene, Ryan M., and Anne Pasek. “Spiral-Scaling Climate Action: Lessons From and For the Academic Flying Less Movement.” Environmental Politics. Online First.

Stefan Laser, Anne Pasek, Estrid Sørensen, Mél Hogan, Mace Ojala, Jens Fehrenbacher, Maximilian Gregor Hepach, Leman Çelik, and Koushik Ravi Kumar. “The Environmental Footprint of Social Media Hosting: Tinkering with Mastodon.” EASST Review 41.3 (2022)

Nevins, Joseph. “Academic Jet-Setting in a Time of Climate Destabilization: Ecological Privilege and Professional Geographic Travel.” The Professional Geographer 66, no. 2 (April 3, 2014): 298–310.

Sheller, Mimi. Mobility Justice: The Politics of Movement in an Age of Extremes. London: Verso, 2018.

Zeferina, Vasco, & Claire Hoolohan. (2022). "Academic aeromobility post-COVID 19." Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

Speed (and Time)

Bautista Perpinyà, Max. "Online conferences won’t do it. Instead of ‘sustainable’ academic history, we need engaged historians working less and collaborating with activists." Historians for the Future 18 November 2021.

Conti, Meredith. “Slow Academic Travel: An Antidote to “Fly Over” Scholarship in the Age of Climate Crisis, Theatre Topics 31.1 (2021):

Mountz, Alison, et al. "For slow scholarship: A feminist politics of resistance through collective action in the neoliberal university." ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 14.4 (2015): 1235-1259.

Universities/Methods as Institutions

Cahillane, Ashley, and Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha. "Decarbonizing Research in our Universities: Policy Recommendations." University of Galway. Februrary 2023.

Miya, Chelsea, Oliver Rossier, and Geoffrey Rockwell. Right Research: Modelling Sustainable Research Practices in the Anthropocene 2021.. Open Book Publishers, 2021.

paperson, la. A Third University Is Possible. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Liboiron, Max. Pollution Is Colonialism. Durham: Duke University Press, 2021.


Easton, Max, and Lizzie Nagy. "Beyond the Scope." The Nib. 2021.