Lessons in transforming society and the self

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Join a webinar on Embodied Intelligence (El), the third intelligence that complements IQ and emotional intelligence. Discover how El can address sustainability challenges and foster creativity by tapping into our embodied and perceptual capacities.

What is Embodied Intelligence?
Embodied Intelligence (EI) can be seen as a third intelligence (after IQ and emotional intelligence) that has peaked the interest of progressive, forward-thinking academics and business leaders. EI has potential to address systemic sustainability challenges by harnessing embodied and perceptual capacities for transforming society and the self.

The research project
EI was at the center of 'Capacity Building of Creative Radicals' project, a bold cross-disciplinary initiative within Aalto's strategy and one of its cross-cutting approaches, Radical Creativity. Aaltonians experimented with capacity building tools that encourage us to break boundaries, cultivate new ways of knowing and learning, and make space for new possibilities. See more on the project website: https://www.aalto.fi/en/embodied-practices

Key components of creative activity
El brings our deep values and multifaceted knowledge (intellectual, emotional, intuitive, embodied) into our responses to the escalating planetary crises. It helps us approach things with more openness, awareness, caring and deep commitment. Bodily sensations, quality of attention and relational capacities become key components of creative activity and ability to see the potential of what is possible in terms of a sustainable future.

Befriending uncertainty
EI also helps us befriend uncertainty and incompleteness that is so closely associated with "this era of surprises" (Sitra Megatrends 2023), and is intrinsically linked to exploring the practical means of implementation - the "how" of sustainability transformations (Bentz et al. 2021, 2022).
Period19 Sept 2023
Event typeSeminar
LocationVirtual, Online, FinlandShow on map