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fostering a culture of sustainability introducing the case for cultural indicators

Fostering a Culture of Sustainability: Introducing the case for cultural indicators

Douglas Worts and Lynne Teather

CSIN Conference, Toronto

March 3, 2010

objectives of the workshop

Objectives of the Workshop

that each participant thinks about the role that culture plays in defining their life

to identify ways that our society’s unsustainability is rooted in cultural values and behaviours

3. identify ways to create and use cultural indicators that can help shift how individuals and societal systems operate

agenda
Agenda

A. Introductory Exercise

B. Discussions of Culture and Intersections with Sustainability

C. Cultural Assessment Indicators Exercise

who are you culturally

A. Introductory Exercise

Who are you… culturally?

Spend a couple of minutes and write down 2 short descriptors (1-3 words) that would provide a sense of how your culture is expressed in your life.

2. Pair up with someone you don’t know. Each introduce yourself - name and the two descriptors you have chosen for yourself

3. Share one descriptor to share in large group

culture

B. Culture and Sustainability

Culture

“a basic pattern of assumptions invented, discovered or developed by a given group as it learns to cope with its problems of external adaptation and internal integration”

Edgar Shein

In, Mastering Civic Engagement

another definition of culture

B. Culture and Sustainability

Another Definition of Culture

…. all of the ways in which a people relate to those aspects of life which:

a) they can know and control; as well as,

b) those they can’t fully know or control, but to which they must have a conscious relationship.

Worts, 2001

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B. Culture and Sustainability

Culture is:

Standing on the shoulders of ancestors

culture is relationships

B. Culture and Sustainability

The

Unknown

Culture is Relationships

Environment

Global humanity

Pressures

Forces of Change

Society

Museums &

Cultural Organizations

Community

Family

Self

<--Past

Future-->

<--Present -->

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B. Culture and Sustainability

Sustainability,

(and unsustainability)

is a cultural matter

Rooted in:

  • Our values
  • Our behaviours
  • Our attitudes
  • Our priorities
  • Our systems
sustainability model

B. Culture and Sustainability

Economy

Sustainability Model

Society

Adapted

Sustainability

Environment

Culture

Values, traditions, behaviours, relationship

what are some attributes of culture

B. Culture and Sustainability

What are Some Attributes of Culture
  • Reflection (individual and collective)
  • Participation/engagement in what is relevant
  • Relatedness - connection to others/environment
  • Awareness of history - learn from the past
  • Creativity - & have faith in it personally
  • Conscious systems of knowledge - including values
  • Connection to the symbolic & the spiritual
  • Connection to what cannot be controlled
  • Responsible action
  • Capacity to embrace change
  • Attendance at cultural facilities…?
adaptive renewal cycle

B. Culture and Sustainability

Adaptive Renewal Cycle

Holling (2004) www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol9/iss1/art11

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B. Culture and Sustainability

Australian Bushfire, 2009

Insurance companies had claims of $22 billion this year

even more complexity

B. Culture and Sustainability

Even more complexity…

Panarchy

“Sustainability is the capacity to create, test and maintain adaptive capability”.

Development is the process of creating, testing and maintaining opportunity

adaptation in a cultural context

B. Culture and Sustainability

Adaptation in a cultural context…

Personal Level:

  • - changes in personal relationships
  • changes in career
  • moving from country to city (or vice-versa)

Collective Level:

  • development of new technologies
  • monocultures => pluralism
  • urbanization

Institutional Level:

- re-examine first principles

Change can be either adaptive or maladaptive

the challenge of feedback loops indicating a culture of sustainability

B. Culture and Sustainability

The Challenge of Feedback Loops Indicating a ‘Culture of Sustainability’

Examples => making the invisible, visible

discarded cell phones

B. Culture and Sustainability

Discarded Cell Phones

426,000 cell phones, equal to the number of cell phones retired in the US

every day

Photo by Chris Jordan

keeping places australia

B. Culture and Sustainability

Keeping Places-Australia

Armidale Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping place

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B. Culture and Sustainability

“Without

Sanctuary”

alberta canada economic wellbeing

B. Culture and Sustainability

Alberta, Canada: Economic Wellbeing

Economy

oikos (household)

nomia (management)

Mark Anielsk

c cultural assessment indicators exercise
C) Cultural Assessment Indicators Exercise
  • Divide into 3 groups
  • Each group is given a topic to develop a public engagement initiative on a sustainability topic
  • Each group will brainstorm 2 or 3 ideas
  • Each group will assess the ideas using a series of questions, provided - from the Critical Assessment Framework - and report back on one ‘best’ idea
many thanks
Many thanks!

Lynne Teather,

Professor, Museum Studies Program

University of Toronto

lynne.teather@gmail.com

Douglas Worts,

WorldViews Consulting,

Douglas_worts@rogers.com

www.douglasworts.org