About Us

Salam…

We are a group of people… a cross-cultural community… and we are co-creating content… that would be an alternative narrative… we do not claim knowledge nor the ultimate truth… but, together we are creating a dialogue… we are providing contextual information and from a different point of views… we are questioning what goes around us and we are co-developing our critical thinking and intellectual autonomy. 

Share and contribute to the Knnwodleg Hub for Alternative Narratives… write to us today act@idareact.org 

 

A knowledge hub for alternative narratives

A Knowledge Hub is an online platform whereby different contributions and expertise about a specific theme or sector are gathered and inserted in the framework of a synergetic learning process. Hence, I-Dare has launched this knowledge hub in order for it to be a powerful resource and a virtual point of aggregation for promoting alternative narratives. I-Dare acknowledges the need for a comprehensive approach to tackling such a multifaceted topic. Here is why the Alternative Narratives Knowledge Hub is organized into several different categories, such as, inter alia, Art, Research, alongside numerous references to other NGOs and social actors dedicated to promoting Alternative Narratives.

Alternative Narratives are needed to counter current paradigms which rely on intellectually wrong assumptions and perpetuate stereotypes which increase the risks of extremism, hate and violence and constitute obstacles to intercultural dialogue. Hence, the mission of the knowledge hub is to promote alternative narratives for reducing these risk and dismantle these obstacles. 

Fighting stereotypes is not an easy task. They are enshrined in the popular culture, in the common discourse and sometimes even in the official discourse. They are so hard to counter because they are based on illusory correlations which simplify our representation of the world. In other words, stereotypes are intellectual shortcuts.

To be effective, alternative narratives must then be based on facts, data and clear evidence. Their ultimate goal is to convince people to abandon the aforementioned intellectual shortcuts and to base their opinions on solid and proved correlations, not on illusory ones.