The Age of Stupid or the Age of Wisdom?
The ambition of The Oslo Sustainability Summit is to create a "mini-Davos" on sustainable future: a forum, where international researchers, experts and students can debate innovative solutions to the current environmental and social crisis. The Summit, which is a joint venture of the University of Oslo and BI Norwegian Business School, comprises The Arne Naess Symposium and the Business and Governance Forum.
The overarching theme of the 2011 summit has been inspired by the famous apocalyptic film, The Age of Stupid - a futuristic documentary which points to the tension between stupidity and wisdom in human actions. Modern Western cultures have made a fetish of specialized knowledge at the expense of wisdom. We ask what is wisdom in culture, business and governance? And does wisdom hold an underestimated adaptation potential for addressing the sustainability crisis?