Just like the ‘slow food’ movement defends qualitative food against fast food, slow science urges rethinking the current university, against the fast, competitive, benchmarked research that not only restricts the choice of research topics and curricula but also threatens the quality of the knowledge.
The emergence of the ‘Slow Science’ movement reveals a resistance against the restructuration of the university into a science enterprise, increasingly dependent on industrial and other outsider interests; it reveals a resistance against science that is seen as a purveyor of technological innovation and increased competitiveness on a globalized market. ‘Slow Science’ is about thinking a Science prepared for the future, it is about the quality of research.
NEWS! Slow Science Workshop: Workshop March 30, 2012
Slow Science Basics: Text & Links
Slow Science in the Belgian public sphere: Press & Debates