How do numbers shape the world? Join the METRO conference (22-23rd of September 2021) to explore this question. From the data visualizations of nowcasted epidemiological data in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic to calculation practices of the costs of climate change, conference presentations will engage with the practices, actors, and institutions of quantification to take on these questions.
From 3-6 March 2020, METRO team member Marlee Tichenor attended the United Nations’ 51st Statistical Commission in New York, which is hosted by the UN Statistics Division. The meeting was one of the last UN large conventions held before the COVID-19 emergency led to the cancellation of most such gatherings across the globe. In this blog post, she reflects on the role of the Commission on the current global governance landscape.
The blog builds on research reported in the paper: Grek, S. (2020 under review) ‘Prophets, Saviours and Saints: Symbolic Governance and the Rise of a Transnational Metrological Field’, International Review of Education.
Sotiria Grek will be travelling to San Francisco next week to present her paper on ‘Education as a Global Metrological Field: Examining the Interdependencies of International Organisations in the Production of Education and Development Data’.
Come talk to us! We are presenting METRO research at many upcoming conferences and workshops.
In this nascent METRO ‘going public’ attempt, the project team is using the medium of Q&As to outline some of the ideas, ambitions and challenges that motor our work and coffee breaks at the top floor 22 George Square.