Inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration is crucial to a systemic understanding of obsolescence as a sociotechnical phenomena. Therefore we collaborate with a great variety of partners from research, civil society, economy and politics.

They are involved in the investigation of consumption patterns, the development of eco-innovative approaches in economy and the eco-reliability check as well as the design of transformations paths.


OHA is also supported by a transdisciplinary advisory board with experts from science, policy and practice that is meeting once a year. Member of the advisory board are (in alphabetical order):

  • Prof. Dr. Tobias Brönnecke, Hochschule Pforzheim, Rechtswissenschaft
  • Philip Heldt, Verbraucherzentrale NRW
  • Dr. Ralph Hintemann, Borderstep Institut
  • Matthias Hüskens, IFixIt
  • Volker Korten, Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH
  • Dr. Jörg Longmuß, SUSTAINUM
  • Dr. Ines Oehme, Umweltbundesamt
  • Prof. Dr. Werner Rammert, TU Berlin, Techniksoziologie
  • Nina Tröger, Arbeiterkammer Wien
  • Prof. Dr. Heike Weber, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Technikkulturwissenschaft
  • Dr. Olaf Wittler, Fraunhofer IZM