"The idea of sustainable development is essentially a cultural project. Sustainable development describes a further step in the evolution of human civilisation towards a world in which the dignity and development opportunities of people everywhere are the compass for social, political and economic action today and in the future." (Schneidewind, 2018)
Is the environmental crisis at its core a cultural-spiritual crisis? What must humans transform in order to live in harmony with earth and all realms of nature? How can we stay within the Planetary Boundaries without resorting exclusively to unilateral technocratic solutions?
In the <Research Area Sustainable Development>, we want to contribute to these questions from the work and experience with anthroposophy. How can we understand the earth not as a broken and repairable machine, but as a living organism? And how to see humanity not as destructor but as co-creator of the earth?
In the autumn of 2023, this research area will be further elaborated in a research compendium and training programme.