Science is telling us that we need to change our lives. How should we do that? Should we allow a ‘paternalism light’, in the sense of a evidenced based environmental and climate policy, to nudge us into self-imposed docility? Or should we, regardless of the consequences, fight for our individual freedom? Are there socio-technical experiments beyond these strong alternatives, how we can shape our existence, and which expand our understanding of democracy and/or society? (Talk in collaboration with Bernd Kräftner)
Michael Braito works at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. He explores concepts of human-nature relationships to better understand individual/collective environmental behavior and its governance. His research interest is based on the notion that sustainability requires software solutions, not just hardware solutions.