1st Transformative Knowledge Workshop


 

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The first of a series of annual Transformative Knowledge Workshops took place on the 17th to 19th November 2014 in Potsdam, Germany.

The overarching aim of the workshop is to lay the foundation for the global Transformations Knowledge Trust that is being developed through the ISSC’s Transformations to Sustainability Programme.

The workshop brings together the successful applicants from the seed funding phase with experts on transformative research and Steering Committee members. The first physical meeting of the Steering Committee will take place at this workshop.

The specific aims of the workshop are to:

General Information

Agenda

Travel Claim Form

List of participants

Speaker Biographies

 

Presentations

Introduction to Transformations to Sustainability Programme and the Workshop by Heide Hackmann

The Challenge – The Charge by Susi Moser

 

Guiding Question #1: What is transformation? by Frances Westley

 

Guiding Question #1: What is Transformation? by Joseph Tainter

 

Guiding Question #2: What and who initiates transformations? by Sarah Cook

 

Guiding Question #2: What and who initiates transformations? by Adam Habib

Guiding Question #3: How do transformations look? What are their characteristics? by Frans Berkhout

Guiding Question #3: How do transformations look? What are their characteristics? by Mary Watkins

Science-Policy Perspective: The Sustainability Imperative despite Staggering and Interconnected Crises by Klaus Töpfer

Guiding Question #5: Interactive writing exercise (no keynote talk)

Guiding Question #6: Can transformations toward desired futures be facilitated, steered or managed? by Melissa Leach

Guiding Question #6: Can Transformations toward desired futures be facilitated steered or managed? by Enrique Leff

Guiding Question #7: What does transformative science look like? by Ed Hackett

Integration: Global Change, sustainability & transformations (panel of synthesizers)