Open Up: Tackling Framing Effects of Dominant Knowledge Systems in Transformations
Contributed session - Approaches and methods for understanding social-ecological system dynamics
Room 34 (30)
11:30 - 13:00
Cristina Apetrei, Maja Goepel
Humans use knowledge and value systems (paradigms, worldviews, mindsets, mental maps) to make sense of the world and to act purposefully. However, most often than not, the cognitive, affective and social rules by which decisions are made remain implicit, while cultural frames provide shortcuts for explanations and rationalizations. In this session we bring together theory and practice to unravel the tacit assumptions that have so far dominated sustainability discourses, and to highlight the potential of alternative mindsets for bringing about peaceful futures. We present various frameworks, methods and technological advances that may catalyze a Great Mindshift for governing the Anthropocene.