Journal article: Getting to the heart of transformation
What’s at the heart of transformation? This is the question addressed in a new perspective in Sustainability Science by Coleen Vogel and Karen O’Brien.
The term transformation is everywhere these days and approaching buzzword status. Therefore, it’s important to get to the heart of what the concept is really about and what is needed to generate the deep and enduring changes that are called for to address the multiple interacting challenges humanity is facing.
Colleen and Karen’s answer is that it’s about our capacity to go beyond established and entrenched boundaries and limits. The heart of transformation “involves going beyond our current ways of being and doing and embracing the unfolding of humanity’s collective capacity and potential to collectively shift systems and cultures, while also ensuring that transformations are equitable, inclusive, and not the least, sustainable.”
Every one of us can sow, nurture, and develop the seeds of transformation and if you want to learn more about how check out the article here.
This free-to-download article is part of a special feature on The "How" of Transformation: Integrative Approaches to Sustainability in the journal Sustainability Science (eds. Julia Bentz, Karen O'Brien, and Morgan Scoville-Simonds).