2022 Stockholm

Conference Theme

The International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) is pleased to announce its 28th Annual conference to be held in Stockholm on June 15-17, 2022. The special theme this year will be the cultural dimensions of sustainability based on four keywords: culture, art, human rights and courage.

Hosts for the conference 2022 is a consortium of six universities based in Stockholm: Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Stockholm School of Economics, Swedish Defence University, Stockholm University of the Arts, Södertörn University and University College Stockholm.

This years conference of ISDRS 2021 was organised by ISDRS and Mid Sweden University as an online-only event. We are thankful and happy to count 420 submissions to ISDRS 2021!


Sustainable development is often referred to by mentioning the ecological, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development. Cultural issues are often brought forward as a widespread suggestion to a fourth dimension, allowing research not only on scientific grounds, but also on artistic grounds.

We come together with a conviction that changes towards a sustainable development need leaders and a leadership that build on courage to break with taken for granted practices and experiences. Not seldom, people leading change are persecuted and human rights are broken.

The conference in Stockholm in 2022 would like to bring forth knowledge, insights and experience from humanities to enrich and exchange with scholars from natural and social sciences; it would like to facilitate knowledge exchange between scholars undertaking research based on scientific grounds and scholars undertaking research based on artistic grounds.


While current ISDRS tracks will be offered as usual we also want to take the opportunity to encourage new collaborations. For the conference we are now looking for a wide range of speakers, panelists and workshop managers. The invitation goes out to researchers and other leading actors in academia, the cultural sector, the public sector, the business community and civil society – everyone is welcome to submit their notice of interest. Our ambition is to bring together researchers active in both scientific and artistic research and to be a meeting place for the exchange of knowledge between the same.

Early on we will work closely with longstanding track chairs and involve local track chairs from the consortium universities to enrich and further develop the research topics and agendas.

On June 14, 2022 a PhD Day will be held, as well as workshops that bring together scholars interested in performing sustainability.

On June 18, 2022 a number of Sustainability tours will be offered, both in the proximity of Stockholm and online

Where and when?

June 15th - 17th, 2022

PhD Workshop June 14th, 2022

Sustainability tours June 18th, 2022



Useful links

Conference proceedings  - coming soon

Conference proceedings  (condensed version) - coming soon