Publications

This is a curated list of publications displaying only those that I deem to be within the field of futures studies and troubling speculation. For a full list of publications or to get access to publications behind paywalls, please get in touch.

Articles in peer-reviewed international journals

Wangel, J., Hesselgren, M., Eriksson, E., Broms, L., Kanulf, G., Ljunggren, A. 2019. Vitiden: Transforming a policy-orienting scenario to a practice-oriented energy fiction, Futures 112.

Broms, L., Wangel, J., Andersson, C. 2017. Sensing Energy: Forming Stories through Speculative Design Artefacts. Energy Research & Social Science, 31C: 194-204.

Pargman, D., Eriksson, E., Höök, M., Tanenbaum, J., Pufal, M., Wangel, J. 2017. What if there had only been half the oil? Rewriting history to envision the consequences of peak oil. Energy Research & Social Science, 31C: 170-178.

Wangel, J., Gustafsson, S., Svane, Ö. 2013. Goal-based socio-technical scenarios: greening the mobility practices in the Stockholm City District of Bromma, Sweden. Futures 47: 79-92

Wangel, J. 2011. Exploring social structures and agency in backcasting studies for sustainable development. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 78(5): 872-882.

Wangel, J. 2011. Change by whom? Four ways of adding actors and governance in backcasting studies. Futures 43(8): 880-889.

Conference proceedings

Wangel, J., Hesselgren, M., Eriksson, E., Broms, L. 2018. Revisiting Empowering Energy Futures: Practice-Oriented and Practice-Orienting Design. SCORAI 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Hesselgren, M. Eriksson, E. Wangel, J., Broms, L. 2018. Exploring Lost and Found in Future Images of Energy Transitions: Towards a Bridging Practice of Provoking and Affirming Design. DRS 2018, Limerick, Ireland.

Ilstedt, S., Wangel, J. 2014. Altering expectations: how design fictions and backcasting can leverage sustainable lifestyles. pp. 243-254. In: Proceedings from DRS (Design Research Society) 2014: Design’s Big Debates – Pushing the Boundaries of Design Research. Umeå, Sweden, June 16-19 2014. 

Wangel, J., Höjer, M., Pargman, D., Svane, Ö. 2013. Engineers of the future: using scenarios methods in sustainable development education Engineering Education for Sustainable Development, Cambridge, UK. September 22 – 25, 2013.

Ilstedt, S., Wangel, J. 2013. ”Designing Sustainable Futures” In: Brandt, E., Ehn, P., Degn Johansson, T., Hellström Reimer, M., Markussen, T., Vallgårda, A. (Eds.) Nordes 13 Experiments in design research. Online proceedings, Copenhagen, June 9-12, 2013, pp. 218-227. The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools Architecture, Design and Conservation.

Svane, Ö., Lundqvist, P., Wangel, J., Kliatsko, A. 2012. “Negotiated Outcomes – Actor-oriented Modelling of Energy Efficiency in a Stockholm City District Renewal.” In: R. Seppelt, A.A. Voinov, S. Lange, D. Bankamp (Eds.) Proceedings from International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) 2012 International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software: Managing Resources of a Limited Planet, Sixth Biennial Meeting, Leipzig, Germany.

Wangel, J., Mazé, R., de Jong, A., Höjer, M. 2012. Backcasting and design for sustainable social practices. Presented at 2nd Nordic Conference on Consumer Research, Gothenburg, May 30th -June 1st, 2012.

Svane, Ö., Wangel, J., Hugentobler, M. 2011. Impacts and Improvements – developing a qualitative tool for assessing scenarios’ contributions to sustainable urban development: examples from Stockholm city districts. Proceedings of the ENHR Conference 2011. 23rd ENHR 11 Conference. Toulouse, France. 5-8 July 2011

Svane, Ö., Gustafsson, S., Wangel, J., Jonsson, D., Höjer, M., Lundqvist, P., Palm, J., Weingaertner, C. 2009. Situations of Opportunity in City Transformation: – enriching evaluative case study methodology with scenarios and backcasting, exploring the sustainable development of three Stockholm city districts. Proceedings of the ENHR Conference 2009, Prague. European Network for Housing Research Conference (ENHR), Prague 28 June – 01 July 2009.

Books & book chapters 

Wangel, J., Broms, L., Eriksson, E., Hesselgren, M., Kanulf, G., Ljunggren, A. 2017. Vitiden – En energifiktion

Mazé, R., Wangel, J. 2016. “Future (Im)Perfect: Exploring time, becoming and difference in design and futures studies.” In: Schalk, M., Kristiansson, T., Mazé, R. (ed.) Feminist Futures: Pedagogies for a critical spatial practice practice. Spurbuchverlag.

Högström, E., Wangel, J., Henriksson, G. 2013. ”Performing sustainable practices: institutions, inertia and everyday life” In: Metzger, J., Olsson, A. (Eds.) Sustainable Stockholm. Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

Höjer, M., Svenfelt, Å., Wangel, J. 2012. ”Backcasting öppnar upp framtiden”. In: Alm, S., Palme, J., Westholm, E. (Eds.) Att utforska framtiden: valda perspektiv. Stockholm: Dialogos.

Wangel, J. 2012. Making Futures: On Targets, Measures and Governance in Backcasting and Planning for Sustainability. Doctoral Thesis. KTH – Royal Institute of Technology. ISSN 1653-6126; Trita-SOM 2012-09.

Essays, popular scientific & debate articles

270 climate scientists in Sweden: Vi klimatforskare stödjer Greta och skolungdomarna (“We climate scientists support Greta and the school kids”), Debate article for DN Debatt, 2019-03-15.

Wangel, J. 2018. Prognosen är död (“The prognosis is dead”). Essay for magazine PLAN #4-5, 2018.

Wangel, J. 2018. Hur minskar vi välfärdens fotavtryck? (“How can we decrease the environmental footprint of welfare?”) Chapter in I: Mot en hållbar framtid: Så genomför vi FN:s Agenda 2030 och de globala målen för hållbar utveckling, Global Utmaning.

Alvesson, M., Arping, Å., Bjereld, U. (…) Wangel, J. (…) 2018. Universiteten måste själva börja klimatomställningen (“Universities have to start the climate transition themselves”). Debate article for DN Debatt, 2018-10-28. 

Wangel, J. Finnveden, G., Hagbert, P., Kaijser, A. 2018. De rikas konsumtion är största problemet (“The main problem is the consumtion of the rich”). Response to debate article in SvD, 2018-03-18.

Wangel, J., Gunnarsson-Östling, U. 2018. Jorden har dödlig feber (“Earth has a lethal fever”). A popular scientific introduction to climate change for the feminist magazine BANG (2018:1).

Wangel, J., Diedrich, L., Vogel, N. 2018. Konsten att skapa framtidsbilder (“The art of making images of the future”). Essay for the magaxine STAD 20 (mars 2018).

Wangel, J. 2017. “Den ekocentriska staden” [The ecocentric city]. Essay for the Swedish climate magazine Effekt (3/2017), this issue has ‘visions’ as theme.

Wangel, J. 2015. “Klimatet, konsumtionen och kapitalet” (“Climate, consumption and the capital”). Chapter in (Eds.) Bevare mig väl: en klimatantologi. Sjösala förlag. In press. 

Wangel, J. 2015. “En orättvis(ande) kartbild” (“An unjust map”). Commentary in Tiden magasin (3/2015) about GHG emission accounting. 

Wangel, J. 2015. “Den sunda skulden” (“The sound guilt”) . Essay for the Swedish climate magazine Effekt special issue (3/2015) of climate change and emotions. 

Wangel, J. 2015. “Den orimliga staden” (“The unreasonable city”). Chapter in: Avner et al. (Eds.) Att slakta en guldkalv: Visioner för ett hållbar samhälle. Carlsson bokförlag.

Cardonna, J. et al. 2015. A Degrowth Response to an Ecomodernist Manifesto

Wangel, J., Hagbert, P., Hult, A., Höjer, M., Kramers, A., Metzger, J. 2014. Sverige är inget gott exempel (“Sweden is not a good example”) Debate reply in DN Debatt, published 2014-11-24

Wangel J. 2014. Konsumenter kan inte skapa hållbara konsumtionsmönster. (”Consumers cannot create sustainable consumption patterns themselves”) Debate article for Formas EXTRAKT, published 2014-01-28.

Wangel, J. 2012. Det omöjliga är det nödvändiga. (”The impossible is the necessity”) Essay in PLAN – Tidsskrift för samhällsplanering 2012(4): 18-22.