Johan Holmén

Postdoc at Physical Resource Theory

Johan holds a PhD in Physical Resource Theory and conducts research on sustainability transformations. The research develops knowledge on how society’s complex sustainability challenges can be understood and addressed in transformative ways in practice, emphasizing methodological development for learning and systemic change based on backcasting. The research is inter- and transdisciplinary where knowledge is drawn from multiple fields, also in collaboration with societal actors.Johan has a special interest in education for sustainable development and has been part of establishing Challenge Lab at Chalmers that in 2016 received the UNEP/EAUC GUPES Green Gown Award. Johan also participates in The Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership (2022-2024), which is an initiative of the Robert Bosch Foundation together with the Humboldt-Universätet zu Berlin, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions.

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Showing 21 publications

2022

Higher Education Leadership: Cruise or Expedition?

John Holmberg, Johan Holmén
NORRAG: Network for international policies and cooperation in education and training (7), p. 110-113
Journal article
2022

Comparing sustainability transition labs across process, effects and impacts: Insights from Canada and Sweden

Johan Holmén, Stephen Williams, John Holmberg
Energy Research and Social Science. Vol. 89
Journal article
2022

Sustainability-oriented labs in transitions: An empirically grounded typology

Gavin McCrory, Johan Holmén, Niko Alexander Schäpke et al
Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. Vol. 43, p. 99-117
Journal article
2021

A space for learners to lead and leaders to learn: Challenge Lab

John Holmberg, Johan Holmén
Transdisciplinary Knowledge Co-production: A Guide for Sustainable Cities, p. 79-81
Book chapter
2021

WORKSHOP: When emotions are NOT outlawed: Using emotional scaffolding to enhance student learning

Johanna Lönngren, Tom Adawi, Johan Holmén
Proceedings - SEFI 49th Annual Conference: Blended Learning in Engineering Education: Challenging, Enlightening - and Lasting?, p. 1556-1560
Paper in proceeding
2021

Learning to Frame Complex Sustainability Challenges in Place: Explorations Into a Transdisciplinary “Challenge Lab” Curriculum

Gavin McCrory, Johan Holmén, John Holmberg et al
Frontiers in Sustainability. Vol. 2
Journal article
2021

Student-led sustainability transformations: employing realist evaluation to open the black box of learning in a Challenge Lab curriculum

Johan Holmén, Tom Adawi, John Holmberg
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. Vol. 22 (8), p. 1-24
Journal article
2020

Sustainability-oriented labs in real-world contexts: An exploratory review

Gavin McCrory, Niko Alexander Schäpke, Johan Holmén et al
Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 277, p. 1-18
Review article
2018

Guiding Systemic Change: A cross-case analysis of ‘transition labs’ in Canada and Sweden

Johan Larsson, Stephen Williams, John Holmberg
Other conference contribution
2018

Learning while creating value for sustainability transitions: The case of Challenge Lab at Chalmers University of Technology

Johan Larsson, John Holmberg
Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 172, p. 4411-4420
Journal article
2018

A Sustainability Lighthouse—Supporting Transition Leadership and Conversations on Desirable Futures

John Holmberg, Johan Larsson
Sustainability. Vol. 10 (11)
Journal article
2018

Governing sustainability transitions: contrasting experimental arenas through the lens of Agenda 2030

Gavin McCrory, Niko Alexander Schäpke, Johan Larsson et al
Other conference contribution
2017

Challenge Lab – Learning by Engaging in Society’s Sustainability Transitions

John Holmberg, Johan Larsson
10th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning, 6-8 December 2017 Rhodes University, Grahamstown South Africa
Paper in proceeding
2017

A principles-based framework for sustainability transitions

John Holmberg, Johan Larsson
The International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST 2017) at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden
Paper in proceeding
2017

Challenge Lab - Students guiding sustainability transitions in society

John Holmberg, Johan Larsson
Den 6:e utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar
Other conference contribution
2016

Reflections on evaluating Challenge Lab by applying a proposed scheme for Sustainability Transition Experiments

David Andersson, John Holmberg, Johan Larsson et al
IST 2016 Book of Conference Papers
Paper in proceeding
2016

Backcasting from sustainability principles – a case from a regional climate policy process in West Sweden

Johan Larsson, John Holmberg
IST 2016 Book of Conference Papers
Paper in proceeding
2016

Students guiding societal transitions - examples from Challenge Lab at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

John Holmberg, Johan Larsson, David Andersson
8th Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD) in Bruges, Belgium
Paper in proceeding
2015

Challenge Lab: A transformative and integrative approach for sustainability transitions

John Holmberg, Johan Larsson, David Andersson
The International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST 2015) at the University of Sussex (UK)
Paper in proceeding

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Showing 1 research projects

2014–2019

Challenge Lab

John Holmberg Physical Resource Theory
David Andersson Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Andreas I Hanning Physical Resource Theory
Linnéa Johansson Physical Resource Theory
Johan Larsson Physical Resource Theory
The Chalmers University Foundation

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