Scenario art as a decision-making tool to facilitate sustainable futures: The case for minerals and mining in Australia

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Show simple item record Lederwasch, Aleta en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2012-10-12T03:35:32Z 2012-10-12T03:35:32Z 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011001479 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Lederwasch Aleta 2011, 'Scenario art as a decision-making tool to facilitate sustainable futures: The case for minerals and mining in Australia', Common Ground Publishing, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 153-166. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1833-1866 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Scenario Art (visual representations of a future scenario, used to enhance decision-making processes) is offered as a new tool to facilitate a transition to sustainable futures. The paper acknowledges recent evaluations of current futures methods (methods for long-term decision making and strategy development that involve consideration of multiple future circumstances), which have found that the futures field is not having the transformative influence expected. It is argued that to have a transformative influence, world views need to be drawn out and examined. An analysis of the results of a workshop (Vision 2040) that tested the application of Scenario Art, alongside art and neurological theory, is used to explore the relationship between Scenario Art, neurological processes, and the implications of these neurological processes in the context of decision-making processes. Vision 2040 utilized a deliberative process and aimed to establish a shared vision and strategy for the future of the mining and minerals industry in Australia. The workshop involved a range of futures methods which provided an opportunity for mining stakeholders to explore how the mining and minerals industry in Australia can deliver long-term national benefit. This paper focuses on the results of applying Scenario Art at this workshop which support that Scenario Art increases a person's level of empathy, creativity, responsiveness to risk, imagination and willingness to consider alternative perspectives. In the context of developing a shared vision, it was found that this increased a person?s ability to recognise strategies and actions that would benefit multiple stakeholders and to recognise shared and conflicting ideas, values and perspectives for a preferred future. en_US
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dc.publisher Common Ground Publishing en_US
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dc.title Scenario art as a decision-making tool to facilitate sustainable futures: The case for minerals and mining in Australia en_US
dc.parent The International Journal of the Arts in Society en_US
dc.journal.volume 6 en_US
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 153 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 166 en_US DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 190500 en_US
dc.personcode 109674 en_US
dc.percentage 34 en_US Visual Arts and Crafts en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Scenario Art, Art, Futures, Mining, Minerals, Sustainable Futures, Decision Making Processes en_US
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