The international Knowledge, Learning, And Societal Change research Alliance (www.KLASICA.org) is very pleased to announce dates and the theme of the second KLASICA Taipei symposium. We very cordially invite researchers, policy makers, community activists, and practitioners who are concerned with societal transformations to sustainable futures in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to join us in this exciting and important symposium.
Theme: Core affective narratives of vision and identity that guide and motivate societal change toward sustainable futures and their applicability for modeling social dynamics.
The narratives we seek to identify and understand are in the form of:
- a) visions of desirable and sustainable futures and potential pathways for collective actions to sustainable outcomes, or
- b) affective expressions of individual and community identities that strongly, though often tacitly, contain rationales to motivate positive or negative responses to narrative visions and actions. Similar narratives may be expressed in different forms (e.g., stories, slogans, images, dance or music) that are resonant in local cultures and contexts.
We welcome applications to participate from all interested people from a wide range of backgrounds, including those in early career stages. We particularly encourage participation of those who have experience or are concerned with
- social movements toward sustainability in different communities, contexts, and cultures,
- narrative(s) that have played a significant role in framing or motivating actions by a community or collective, or
- computational modeling of social dynamics in the context of sustainability.
Please see the two attached documents (Save the Date and Seeking Narratives) for details on application to attend and the call for submission of examples of narratives.
Applications and examples of narratives are due by 15 May 2018 should be addressed to Angela.firstname.lastname@example.org.