Goethe University Frankfurt
How do the environment, the digital and the social meet? This question powers Ingmar Lippert’s research. He explores the situated politics at the heart of a “society” that wants to be simultaneously “digital” and “sustainable”. This prompts him to analyse the structures and nitty-gritty contingencies of power, knowledge, technology, science and sustainability. Ingmar specifically focuses on data practices and the politics of and within data – engaging in the overlapping empirical domains of the environment and technology. He asks questions about how human agents approach doing environments, doing data well; he analytically problematises how knowledges are shaped by (and in) both informational and environmental infrastructures.
Focus areas of expertiseGreenwashing Communications research Net Zero Climate policy and politics
Ahmed El-Sherbini, & Lippert, Ingmar. “From Energy Poverty to Vulnerability: A Discourse Analysis of the European Union’s National Energy and Climate Plans.” In Living with Energy Poverty: Perspectives from the Global North and South (forthcoming).
Ingmar Lippert, & Siddharth Sareen. “Alleviation of energy poverty through transitions to low-carbon energy infrastructure.” Energy Research & Social Science 100 (2023): 103087.
Ingmar Lippert. “Digitalisation as promissory infrastructure for sustainability.” In Elgar Handbook of Critical Environmental Politics, Edward Elgar (2022).
Siddharth Sareen, Harriet Thomson, Sergio Tirado-Herrero, João Pedro Gouveia, Ingmar Lippert & Aleksandra Lis. 2020. “European energy poverty metrics: Scales, prospects and limits,” Global Transitions (2020).
Ingmar Lippert. 2018. “On Not Muddling Lunches and Flights: Narrating a Number, Qualculation, and Ontologising Troubles.” In After Numbers? Science & Technology Studies (December 2018).
Ingmar Lippert. “Corporate carbon footprinting as techno-political practice.” In The Carbon Fix: Forest Carbon, Social Justice, and Environmental Governance, New York, London: Routledge (2016).
Ingmar Lippert. 2016. “Umwelt – “Version 2b”: Das Programmieren ökologischer Fehlentscheidungen und Grundlagen für eine neue Umweltpolitik,” Leviathan (2016).
Ingmar Lippert. 2016. “Failing the market, failing deliberative democracy: How scaling up corporate carbon reporting proliferates information asymmetries,” Big Data & Society (October 2016).
Ingmar Lippert. 2015. “Environment as Datascape: Enacting Emission Realities in Corporate Carbon Accounting.” In Environmental Management as Situated Practice, Geoforum (November 2015).
Ingmar Lippert. 2014. “Studying Reconfigurations of Discourse: Tracing the Stability and Materiality of “Sustainability/Carbon,”” Journal for Discourse Studies — Zeitschrift für Diskursforschung (2014).
Ingmar Lippert. 2014. “Latour’s Gaia – Not down to Earth? Social Studies of Environmental Management for Grounded Understandings of the Politics of Human-Nature Relationships.” In Yearbook 2012 of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society, Wien and München: Profil (2014).
Arno Simons, Aleksandra Lis, & Ingmar Lippert. 2014. “The political duality of scale-making in environmental markets,” Environmental Politics (March 2014).
Ingmar Lippert. 2012. “Carbon Classified? Unpacking Heterogeneous Relations Inscribed Into Corporate Carbon Emission,” Ephemera (2012).
Ingmar Lippert. 2011. “Extended Carbon Cognition as a Machine,” Computational Culture (2011).