Individual Paper: Disruption or Equilibrium?
An Ecosystemic Approach to the Problems of our Time
Trying to solve isolated problems without addressing the main factors that affect well being and the quality of life, is a conceptual error, problems should be defined and dealt with by public policies, research and teaching programmes in view of an integrated ecosystemic aproach, encompassing all dimensions of being in the world (intimate, interactive, social and biophysical), as they combine to induce the events (deficits/assets), cope with consequences (desired/undesired) and contribute for change (potential outputs). The proposal counteracts public policies segmented programmes, market-place interests, reduced academic formats and mass-media treatment of the problems; instead of an exploratory forecasting (projection into the future of the trends of today), a normative forecasting is posited (previous definition of desirable goals and exploration of new paths to reach them), in view of new paradigms of knowledge, development, wealth, power, growth, work and freedom.
Start time: 11:30
Track: Degrowth: Culture, Power and Change
- Developing an Ecosystemic Approach to Live Better in a Better World: A Global Voice for Humanity Survival in the 21st Century
- L'Environnement et la Qualité de Vie dans le Modèle Écosystémique de Culture: Conséquences sur les Politiques Publiques, la Recherche e l'Enseignement
- A Global Voice for Survival: An Ecosystemic Approach for the Environment and the Quality of Life
- Governance, Science-Policy Interfaces, Societal Organisation and the Transition to an Ecosystemic Model of Culture
- Education Towards a Responsible Society: An Ecosystemic Approach for Advocacy, Public Policies, Research and Teaching Programmes
- The Bubbles or the Boiling Pot? An Ecosystemic Approach to Culture, Environment and Quality of Life
- Adding Value to Irresponsibility