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The Scenario Mode | Running in scenario mode: On the sustainability of scenario modelling

Technosphere × Knowledge
2016, Apr 14, Thu — 2016, Apr 16, Sat

with Peter Galison, Sander van der Leeuw and Claire Pentecost; moderated by Sebastian Vehlken

What is the current status of scenario analysis and what does this highly codified mode of knowledge production import for creating sustainable futures? As a tool to investigate long-term dynamics of the human-environment relationship, scenario modeling is central to get from speculation to foresighted steering. But as a decision-making framework with its own mediatic data basis and socio-technical quantification strategies, does scenario science also perpetuate existing conditions and trends? Does it promote self-fulfilling propheciesof a self-maintaining technosphere? As a sustainability science what, then, is the sustainability of the scenario mode itself?

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