Vladimir Janković

Senior Lecturer in Life Sciences, University of Manchester

The principal objectives of my past and current research have been about the scope, scale and social conditions of the scientific and social engagement with weather and climate. I am particularly interested in the socio-cultural forces behind the notion of atmospheric environment as a normative framing of climate as a resource and agency, with focus on climate as a space of mundane social identity and economic action.

The shift from theorized towards lived climates has led me toward examining the problem of scale in the scientific and public understanding of the weather. Current project on the history of urban climatology since 1950 looks at the ways in which the weather and the city coexist in the street canyon, tree canopy, building turbulence and planted landscape.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Life Sciences, University of Manchester