Vichaar Manthan aims to explore the narratives that societies tell each other and to themselves. These stories embody, legitimise and contextualise the knowledge and experiences of a society. They order a collective memory. The most powerful stories shape our behaviour and in turn influence institutions to react to the world in equal stead.
At the Sustainable Narratives conference, we are exploring the most prevailing and long-lasting stories about how we govern a truly globalised technological world. What are the stories we tell ourselves about how nation-states regulate large, powerful international corporations; or ought to build greater real-time transparency, and therefore greater accountability; or to re-think the relationship between nationalism and fraternity amongst a citizenry? We want to put each prevailing narrative in the dock and cross-examine it in the light of sustainability.
How many of our narratives about governance are truly sustainable, and how might new outlooks alter behaviour of people and institutions?
Our panel of expert witnesses from around the world will come together and explore sustainable narratives on governance.