What is an actor constellation?
|An actor constellation is a role-play, in which all scientific and societal actors involved in a project are represented and positioned around the central research question. The distance from an actor to the research question, and to other actors, expresses how relevant (s)he is in the project.|
|Why should it be applied?||Project team members may hold implicit assumptions on the other actors’ relevance for, and their potential contributions to the project. The actor constellation method helps making these assumptions explicit and allows jointly deliberating and deciding on an adequate position.|
|When should it be applied?||The actor constellation exercise should be done early in the project; ideally during problem framing when a team is forming.|