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Shyama Ramani

Professional Fellow, United Nation University MERIT in Maastricht

Simple as ABC, Art for Behavioural Change!

PRESENTED ON SEP 07, 2016
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 31

“Somehow as we grow up, art disappears out of our lives. This is the story of how art reentered mine.”

In "Simple as ABC, Art for Behavioural Change!", from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Prof. Shyama Ramani addressed the major problems of Indian villages - open defecation and littering of public spaces. Policy makers are helplessly wondering how to bring about behavioural change. Shyama proposed that communal art forms can be used as an instrument of behavioural change. How? Listen to this talk to find out.

Prof. Shyama Ramani of UNU-MERIT has been voted one of the #100 Women Achievers of India in the category of ‘Hygiene and Sanitation’.

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Behavioural Economics

BY TANYA BASS
@ VOL 28 ON JAN 21, 2014

How can behavioural economics be used for social good? Tanya Bass believes in behavioural economics as an intersection between psychology and economics, and examines how everyday people make everyday decisions. She discusses how researchers and governments around the world have been using behavioural economics to re-design the environment to facilitate positive decision making. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 30, 2014. 

 

 

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Why Maastricht Needs the Mandril

BY TIM STRASSER
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Tim Strasser discusses the recent eviction of the Mandril in Maastricht. The combination of communal living, cultural events and political activity were what made it so special. It provided an inclusive and accessible space where experimentation was possible and encouraged. Tim urges that in order to change society, the appropriate space is necessary. 

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Thinking Public Spaces

BY ANDRÉ SLEIMAN
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 10, 2014

In Thinking Public Spaces, André Sleiman tackles the oh-so-controversial issue of public spaces in Lebanon, and invites the audience to reflect upon the balance to be found between public and private property - and well, to "Move it!"

Defining the difference between what is public, and what is private, perhaps it is best to change that for the good of the public. Paid car parks, paid parks, paid beaches. These are just a few of the consequences of what it means to live in a place of private property. 

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Tools - A Community Fabrication Centre in Maastricht

BY ROBERT KATZENSON
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Robert Katzenson believes in the community’s ability to fabricate, renovate and maintain structures and public installations. He shows how the residents and the city of Maastricht, and the South Limburg region could benefit from a Community Fabrication/Maintenance Centre.

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How a simple change can change your daily life

BY ANDRÈ WOUTERS
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Everything changed for André Wouters when he started slowing down. Rather than taking his lease car he started traveling by public transportation. He started talking to people in the train and discovered new stories. He realised how a simple change can open up a whole new way of living.

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Pivotal - The Cambridge Festival of Change

BY JAMES MURRAY-WHITE
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2016

Pivotal is the Cambridge-based collectives of artists promoting positive change, particulary in the arena of climate change. Watch James Murray-White as highlighted examples of some of the creative projects the group has initiated across the City.

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Behavioral Science and Governance

BY ARMENAK ANTINYAN
@ VOL 21 ON JAN 23, 2017

Armenak Antinyan discusses how different policy interventions may change human behavior.

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Politics, Policy and Pollution Masks: Anecdotes from the Streets of New Delhi

BY PRAACHI KUMAR
@ POLICY SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES ON APR 19, 2017

In the winter of 2015, the condition of air pollution in Delhi was described as ‘severe’. PM 2.5 was 16 times the safe limit. The smog taking over the most polluted city in the world was hazardous to human health. The state and central governments, with contrasting policy narratives and intentions, were able to effectively engage its citizens to help mitigate the problem.  

So Praachi Kumar asks: How can policy nudge non-state actors to become mutually accountable for transformative change?

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Theatre Can Change The World

BY JENNY BALLARD
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

Jenny Ballard believes the Arts are our best chance of changing our world for the better, and theatre is her art of choice. This presentation will examine theatre's positive effects on society, and its ability to change our society for the better, even if it's just one audience member or artist at a time.