FGB at International Intensive Course in Bioethics


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FGB at International Intensive Course in Bioethics

  1. 1. The Bassetti Foundation’s mission is to promote responsible innovation. The Foundation seeks to address the actors involved in complex innovation scenarios … in order to increase awareness and foster new roles in the issue of responsibility.
  2. 2. The Bassetti Foundation acts along these lines: • it promotes the concept and culture of responsible innovation, seeking to make its meaning, function and impact clearer through political and cultural activity; • it fosters awareness of the issue of responsibility in innovation amongst entrepreneurs, policy makers, professionals and communicators… … highlighting the multiple (and often unforeseeable) consequences of their decisions.
  3. 3. “Innovation” for the Bassetti Foundation: 1. means "something previously improbable, now made real“ and not simply "novelty“ or “creativity”.
  4. 4. “Innovation” for the Bassetti Foundation: 2. forges new links between knowledge and power, which bring into existence previously unknown objects, relations or situations
  5. 5. “Innovation” for the Bassetti Foundation: 3. is not “invention” per se (science and capital intensive), but the ability to transform lifestyles 4 …for instance Poiesis-intensive” innovation refers to cultural aspects, such as beauty and taste, as well as to “techno-scientific” applications.
  6. 6. “Innovation” for the Bassetti Foundation: 4. is not an individual "creative" act, but a social process that permeates politics and institutions and, in turn, depends on them.
  7. 7. Some of our main current Activities: Teaching and Training: LIUC – Free University of Castellanza; LAB IN RES - Master on Dissemination and Innovation in the Debate: Public Administration, Distinguished Lectures: Richard Milan University Nelson (2002), Bruno Latour (2003), Daniel Callahan (2005), Sheila Jasanoff (2008); Seminars and workshops: “Public participation and the Research and Scientific Publications: Governance of Innovation”, (Italian ed. of Taking European Knowledge Society “Science and Governance”; Seriously, Report to the EU Commission, 2007; “Journalism and science Technoscientific Innovation - Responsibility and New communication” Forms of Democracy, 2008)
  8. 8. Some of our most recent achievements: Research: See Jeff Ubois’s Conversations on Innovation, Power, and Responsibility Politics: insertion of a “participatory” clause in the new Dissemination: Statute of Lombardy 2008 PCST network Conference Florence 2012 (Public Cooperation with academic institutes and communication Entrepreneurial associations of science and (Sheila Jasanoff’s STS program at Harvard technology) Kennedy School of Government; PDMA Southern Europe, etc.)
  9. 9. Some current Interests: New rules of political engagement (current co-operation with the Regional Research Institute of Lombardy IRER Anthropology of innovation: exploring cultures of responsibility in scientific and entrepreneurial practice Current cutting-edge innovations and questions of responsibility: nanotechnology, roboethics, participatory design, computer mediated collective action etc.
  10. 10. Our web site: www.fondazionebassetti.org Articles Bibliography Blogs Calls for comments Focus News Photo Press Reports Pod casts
  11. 11. Any questions? Ask me or… contact us: info@fondazionebassetti.org