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Participatory research reconnecting diversity: knowledge democracy as a pathway for sustainability and health

Grant number: 19/12804-3
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2020
Effective date (End): July 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal Investigator:Leandro Luiz Giatti
Grantee:Leandro Luiz Giatti
Host: Jutta Gertrud Anna Gutberlet
Home Institution: Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of Victoria (UVic), Canada  
Associated research grant:15/03804-9 - Environmental governance of macrometropolis paulista in face of climate variability, AP.PFPMCG.TEM


Beyond the hegemonic production there is a broad variety of knowledge associated with social practices and problem-solving. These much different forms of knowledge are legitimate by the daily life interacting with adver-sities and scarcities, as well as constituting primary determinants in imbricated causal associations to several critic problems as those related to health, environment, and sustainability. In this regard, there is the expectancy for an ecology of knowledge, making a cross-fertilization and democratic merging of the diversity of knowledge and social practices to deal with complexity. Participatory approaches can foster interactions and innovation throughout the co-creation of new, hybrid, and applicable knowledge. Such collaborative perspective also can tackle with the imposed ruptures among the possession of hegemonic knowledge and the marginalization of common sense and traditional knowledge. This circumstance can be understood as a cognitive exclusion that is corroborated by the lack of possible dialogical relationships involving stakeholders from different domains of knowledge and power. This project is dedicated to studying processes of participatory research projects to identify indicatives of coupling and interactions among social actors of different organizational levels and through distinct sectors and areas of knowledge. The method is a meta-research to be operated on previous research experiences of the proponent as well as experiences from the CBRL - Community-based Research Laboratory, coordinated by prof. Gutberlet in the University of Victoria. The expected results are: international collaboration and publications on innovative analysis within the potential of participatory research, contributions to an ongoing thematic research project on environmental governance of a macrometropolitan territory in São Paulo/Brazil, extending international network acquisition of new knowledge on university-community-policy making interactions for sustainability and health promotion across territorial scales.

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
JOEL HENRIQUE ELLWANGER; BRUNA KULMANN-LEAL; VALÉRIA L. KAMINSKI; JACQUELINE MARÍA VALVERDE-VILLEGAS; ANA BEATRIZ G. DA VEIGA; FERNANDO R. SPILKI; PHILIP M. FEARNSIDE; LÍLIAN CAESAR; LEANDRO LUIZ GIATTI; GABRIEL L. WALLAU; SABRINA E.M. ALMEIDA; MAURO R. BORBA; VANUSA P. DA HORA; JOSÉ ARTUR B. CHIES. Beyond diversity loss and climate change: Impacts of Amazon deforestation on infectious diseases and public health. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, v. 92, n. 1, p. -, 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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