Panarchy as adaptation paradigm in the anthropocene

R.J.F. van Haren (First author), Irmgard Starmann, Floris Boogaard

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Panarchy is the paradigm of transition and change. Panarchy is the paradigm where small actions can have major effects for better or worse. It is to expect the unexpected. Panarchy holds the promise of positively changing the Anthropocene. By being prepared we can anticipate upon unexpected emerging phenomena which can be used as leverage for creating change.rue change is by transformative learning which transforms our sets of assumptions and expectations, our frames of reference (mindsets, habits of mind and meaning perspectives) Art&Design, artists, designers and philosophers are, by there very nature, capable of changing our frames of reference and thereby create opportunities for true change and adaptation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2018
EventAdaptation Futures 2018: Dialogues for Solutions - Kaapstad, South Africa
Duration: 11 Jun 201815 Jun 2018


ConferenceAdaptation Futures 2018
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
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  • panarchy
  • watermanagement
  • climate adaptation


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