We are 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 spaces for dialogue… we are providing contextual information from different point-of-views… we are questioning what goes around us and we are co-developing our critical thinking and intellectual autonomy.
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A knowledge hub for alternative narratives
The Knowledge Hub is an online platform established in January 2016 whereby different contributions and expertise about specific themes are gathered and inserted in the framework of a synergetic learning process. Hence, I-Dare has launched this knowledge hub in order to be a powerful resource and a virtual point of aggregation for promoting alternative narratives. I-Dare acknowledges the need for a comprehensive approach towards tackling such a multifaceted topic. Here is why the Alternative Narratives Knowledge Hub is organized into several different categories, such as Articipate: participation through art-based methods, alternativism, prevention of violent extremism and other content relevant to providing alternative narratives to hate and violent content.
Alternative Narratives are needed to balance the 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. The mission of the knowledge hub is to promote alternative narratives for reducing such risks and dismantling obstacles.
Raising above stereotypes, racism, and discrimination is not an easy task as they are enshrined in the popular culture, in the common discourse and sometimes even in the official discourse. They are so hard to be balanced since they are based on illusory correlations which simplify our representation of the world. In other words, stereotypes, racism, and discrimination can be considered as intellectual shortcuts.
To be effective, alternative narratives must then be based on facts, data and clear evidence. The 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.