1st Intrepid Training School – February 13-16, 2017
Barcelona Training School provided methodological foundations and experience in designing and implementing inter/ transdisciplinary urban research.
The Training School was organised around a common framework of sustainable urban research and problem solving based on the interplay of the following five key competences: System thinking competence, anticipatory competence, normative competence, strategic competence and interpersonal competence.
Barcelona Training School was linked to the Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona (CCCB) events focusing on Climate Change. Thus, the training school also addressed questions as:
- How academic institutions translate to the citizens the need for behavioural change regarding to Climate Change? –communication/educational challenge.
- How scientific research is influenced by social values and preferences and is able to integrate citizens’ knowledge? –knowledge creation challenge.
- How cultural institutions could contribute towards the process of involving citizens, artists and scientists, as well as practitioners and politicians, in co-creation processes related to both knowledge and political action? -political challenge.
For 2017, the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) is organising a series of events focusing on Climate Change, such as the literature platform Kosmopolis, a public exhibition “Another World“ planned for October 2017, and thematic debates. The Training School was linked to these CCCB activities.