Thesis Title
Regenerative Futures: Climate Action and Data-Driven Technologies

Research Description
Sophie’s research explores how climate activists intervene in environments that are increasingly influenced by automated decision-making technologies. ReFi, or Regenerative Finance, is an emerging form of climate action, where blockchain-based decentralised finance tools are used to promote sustainable development and climate change solutions. Through this primary case study, Sophie’s research will analyse the ways that data-driven technologies are impacting climate activism and ecosystems, while paying attention to the multiform ways that activists and technologists alike are speaking back to, transforming and reappropriating these data-driven technologies.

Professor Ellie Rennie, RMIT University
Professor Anna Hickey-Moody, RMIT University