Visions and future perspectives
We share the vision to establish an independent institution for socio-scientific work in combination with social acting.
Our central concerns in an intercultural accelerating world are the establishment and intermediation of anthropological core competences.
The cultural anthropologist Arjun Appadurai adheres in his essay “Grassroot globalization and the research imagination “(2003), that the modern social sciences barely include knowledge strategies from NGOs and other social movements in their work. Static knowledge (how something is) still outweighs practical knowledge (how I do something) in scientific discourses.
Our ideas and projects are primarily dedicated to the investigation, discussion and constructive participation in/of social and interpersonal dynamics in complex socio-cultural landscapes. Core of such an examination is the commitment to human forms of interaction in the day-to-day life circumstances.
MASN - Austria wants to reinforce the practical implementation of socio-scientific insights to make a peaceful coexistence and cooperation in a heterogeneous (world-) society possible.