publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

The future imagined: Exploring fiction as a means of reflecting on today’s Grand Societal Challenges and tomorrow’s options

Olivia Bina; Sandra Mateus; Lavinia Pereira; Annalisa Caffa;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2017
  • Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
WOS:000395850200015 (Nº de Acesso Web of Science) European science policy (so-called Horizon 2020) is guided by Grand Societal Challenges (GSCs) with the explicit aim of shaping the future. In this paper we propose an innovative approach to the analysis and critique of Europe’s GSCs. The aim is to explore how speculative and creative fiction offer ways of embodying, telling, imagining, and symbolising ‘futures’, that can provide alternative frames and understandings to enrich the grand challenges of the 21st century, and the related rationale and agendas for ERA and H2020. We identify six ways in which filmic and literary representations can be considered creati...
Subjects
free text keywords: Cinema fiction, Literature fiction, Warning signals, Grand societal challenges, Science policy, Horizon 2020, FLAGSHIP, :Ciências Sociais::Economia e Gestão [Domínio/Área Científica], :Ciências Sociais::Geografia Económica e Social [Domínio/Área Científica], European science policy, Future, Fiction, Sociology, Politics, Argument, The Imaginary, Oppression, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Dignity, Grand Challenges, Social science, Futures studies
Funded by
EC| FLAGSHIP
Project
FLAGSHIP
Forward Looking Analysis of Grand Societal cHallenges and Innovative Policies
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 320330
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | SSH
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FCT| UID/SOC/03126/2013
Project
UID/SOC/03126/2013
Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147300
  • Funding stream: 5876
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

The future imagined: Exploring fiction as a means of reflecting on today’s Grand Societal Challenges and tomorrow’s options

Olivia Bina; Sandra Mateus; Lavinia Pereira; Annalisa Caffa;