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dc.contributor.authorVervoort, Joost M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBendor Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorKelliher Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorStrik Oen_US
dc.contributor.authorHelfgott, Ariella E.S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-25T11:51:24Zen_US
dc.date.available2016-08-25T11:51:24Zen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/76588en_US
dc.titleScenarios and the art of worldmakingen_US
cg.identifier.ccafsprojectFP4_Scenariosen_US
dcterms.abstractIn this exploratory paper we propose ‘worldmaking’ as a framework for pluralistic, imaginative scenario development. Our points of departure are the need in scenario practice to embrace uncertainty, discomfort and knowledge gaps, and the connected need to capture and make productive fundamental plurality among understandings of the future. To help respond to these needs, we introduce what Nelson Goodman calls worldmaking. It holds that there is no singular, objective world (or “real reality”), and instead that worlds are multiple, constructed through creative processes instead of given, and always in the process of becoming. We then explore how worldmaking can operationalise discordant pluralism in scenario practice by allowing participants to approach not only the future but also the present in a constructivist and pluralistic fashion; and by extending pluralism to ontological domains. Building on this, we investigate how scenario worldmaking could lead to more imaginative scenarios: worldmaking is framed as a fully creative process which gives participants ontological agency, and it helps make contrasts, tensions and complementarities between worlds productive. We go on to propose questions that can be used to operationalize scenario worldmaking, and conclude with the expected potential and limitations the approach, as well as suggestions for practical experimentation.en_US
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Accessen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationVervoort JM, Bendor R, Kelliher A, Strik O, Helfgott AER. 2015. Scenarios and the art of worldmaking. Futures 74:62-70.en_US
dcterms.issued2015en_US
dcterms.languageenen_US
dcterms.subjectclimate changeen_US
dcterms.subjectagricultureen_US
dcterms.subjectfood securityen_US
dcterms.subjectscenariosen_US
dcterms.subjectpluralismen_US
dcterms.subjectimaginationen_US
dcterms.subjectdeconstructionen_US
dcterms.subjectagencyen_US
dcterms.subjectworldsen_US
dcterms.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.subject.ccafsPRIORITIES AND POLICIES FOR CSAen_US
cg.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2015.08.009en_US
cg.isijournalISI Journalen_US
cg.contributor.crpClimate Change, Agriculture and Food Securityen_US
cg.journalFuturesen_US


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