Webinar: New Book on Mattering and Social Quantum Change in a World of Crisis

Join us for an webinar and conversation with Karen O´Brien about her new book. Karen will present some of the key themes in the draft and then invited guests will reflect on quantum social change and its implications for climate change.

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Everyone agrees that we are at a critical juncture, and many are calling for deep social changes to address climate change, biodiversity loss, poverty and inequality, racism, and the direct and secondary effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. More and more people recognize the need for a paradigm shift. But what does this actually mean? What would it involve?

In this webinar, Karen O’Brien will present a draft of her new book "You Matter More Than You Think: Quantum Social Change in Response to a World in Crisis."

The concept of “quantum social change” opens up an inquiry into how we relate to ourselves, each other, the environment, and the future. It aims to get us thinking about our agency and potential to act in time to make a difference and to really matter.

The presentation will be followed by a conversation and discussions about the relationship between individual change, collective change, and systems change and why [I/we] matters.

* Karen O’Brien, Professor Human Geography, University of Oslo and co-founder of cCHANGE
* Tone Bjordam, Artist

This webinar is free and open to all but registration is required. Please register here

Register by midnight CEST on the 17th June 2020. The Zoom link will be sent out on the day of the webinar.

A draft of Karen’s new book, which includes artwork by Tone Bjordam, can be downloaded at: www.youmattermorethanyouthink.com.

Artwork by Tone Bjordam

Published June 14, 2020 11:42 AM - Last modified June 14, 2020 11:43 AM