1st Transformative Knowledge Workshop
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:
- Bring existing knowledge, theory, insights and inspiration to Transformations Programme proposals in development;
- Establish an initial basis of what we know about transformation in the context of global environmental change and sustainability, so we can assess progress in pushing forward the knowledge frontiers during the life of the Transformations Programme through internationally comparative research;
- Create a multi-disciplinary conversation among participants and provide an opportunity to explore research conducted in an inter- and trans-disciplinary way;
- Immerse participants in the interconnected challenges of transformation, global change and sustainability;Introduce potential and confirmed donors/funders to the Transformations Programme.
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
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)