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The Concept:

Building Science Policy Art (SPART)

Community  of Trust

The Problem:

Education, gender, race, language, religion, socio-economic concerns, ability, culture and geography have an impact on how we use evidence and generate insights. They define the stories,  values and beliefs that give meaning to our lives. For example, evidence can be used to  develop stories that distrust the other and values us, as was done in Apartheid South Africa. It us used to develop fear based narratives that alienate groups within society from each other, support separate development  and create discord in society. 

The Solution

Developing Science Policy Art (SPART) community of Trust  to share knowledge and improve communication across disciplinary, gender, race, cultural and geographical networks. 



When we collaborate and communicate across the science-policy-art divide, we make visible  the structure or invisible patterns of enclaves in the territory and  the networks that connect 

Audience enclaves are used by Deb Roy  to examine communication across the human-machine divide, making visible  the structure of invisible patterns of how audience networks operate through data and analytics. 

Why are SPART networks of Trust important? Because it allows us to interrogate the combination of  interests and experience that leads people to build enclaves which they then evolve and connect to make up an audience network. 

In order to disrupt  existing silos of knowledge, practice and learning used in the individual areas of science, policy, art and entrepreneurship  we will create SPART community  of trust. We will use active learning and network analysis techniques to activate  transdisciplinary and transboundary engagement  to help us understand how interest based enclaves and audience networks  look for evidence and insights to develop their stories to make sense of reality and deal with the trouble/challenges they see in the world.

We will create a collective platform across the disciplinary silos and practice boundaries of science, art, policy and entrepreneurship for active learning on how evidence from science, insights from art and actionable policy can inform and  enrich each other across this triple helix of government. The Dutch government refers to the Triple Helix model as the key to innovation and business opportunities across various sectors based on the cooperation between the government, businesses/citizens and knowledge institutes. 

The following questions animate us in developing the SPART networks 

 What are the multiple enclaves that people are part of? 

Who is in the enclave? 

What brings the group together?

How does information enter and exit the enclave?

We are interested in developing a further understanding of:

Who  are the scientific evidence, artistic insights and  actionable policy makers for  sustainable development ? 

How do we interrogate the structure and agency,  examine the visible and invisible patterns of the interest based enclaves and socially based audience networks that operate to make sense of the trouble in different settings. 


noun : a distinct territorial, cultural, or social unit enclosed within or as if within a larger unit or foreign territory

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