The World Academy of Science and Art (WAAS) has partnered with UNESCO BRIDGES and other partner organisations, including the Global Futures Laboratory of Arizona State University, SDSN Europe, and the World University Consortium to bring to you the International Conference on Education for Human Security.
The following panel is co-sponsored by WAAS and the BRIDGES Sustainability Science Coalition in UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformations progamme, led by the UK Hub at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
“Learning with (not about) the world: Anthropological methods for a resilient future”
Participants: Luci Attala, Fadwa El Guindi, Steven Hartman, Marta Neskovic & Vesna Vučinić
When? 6:00 – 6:50 pm CET on Mar 7, 2023
Thinking about the future can be overwhelming, but mechanisms that encourage creative thinking about prospects can empower and engender resilience. This panel thinks through the imaginative intersections between diverse research methods and educational activities so as to consider their role in creating a safe future fit for the generations to come.
Learning with (not about) the world is at the root of Anthropology. Anthropology views its core methodology as a relational contextual exercise whereby engaging parties learn from each other to avoid doing both social and environmental damage. This diverges from many research methods that might involve creating artificial conditions and changing variables to understand the world.
The panel will discuss how anthropological tools may be used to think about what futures we all want, whilst also encouraging the resilience and confidence to adapt in the real world. Such educational tools that enrich available methods for understanding and engaging in the world, whilst enabling learners to participate in co-creating the conditions for equitable human security at different scales, may well be essential to meeting the very real social and environmental challenges of present and future generations.
The Conference will take place online.