Sustainability Transitions: 5 inspiring reads by Prof. Dr. Derk Loorbach

Do you sometimes think that societal challenges are hopelessly complex, but are you committed to make a difference? This fall DRIFT, the Transition Academy and entrepreneurial network Impact Hub Amsterdam offer a second edition of the Masterclass Societal Transitions: a 5-day intensive course, combining a theoretical perspective with critical reflection and applied action learning, to help you foster systemic impact.

In the build-up to the Masterclass, we want to inspire the bridge-builders, innovators and entrepreneurs around us. Therefore, we asked the diverse teachers of the Masterclass to send us some interesting readings and articles of their choice, in order to offer you new insights and inspiration on social innovation and societal transitions! During the masterclass, we combine a critical and theoretical perspective on sustainability transitions, social innovation and entrepreneurship, with pragmatic tools and insights in 5 thematic modules: social innovation, sustainability transitions, leadership & politics, synthesis & moving forward, and integration & application.

“Transitions start with those who anticipate to the breakdown of the system. With those who start telling new stories, those who name problems in an early stage. Transitions start with those people, who start experimenting.’

In the second module on sustainability transitions, Prof. Dr. Derk Loorbach, director of the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT) and Professor of Socio-economic Transitions at the Faculty of Social Science, will share his knowledge on the philosophical background of transition management and on the many applications of TM in practice.

We offer you a preview on his insights by selecting thought-provoking reads, that reflect the scope – and questions raised- in Derks research and lectures. Dive into transition literature and inspire yourself with new knowledge that helps you foster systemic impact!