paradigm shift

Photo: Eeva Houtbeckers

Although we already know a lot about the ecological crisis, the amount of knowledge has not led to significant changes in the institutions maintained by people in the global North.

During the ecological crisis, many solid or hegemonic views are in transition. When discussing changes, it is customary to appeal to researched knowledge as an authority, but researched knowledge is constructed as part of prevailing moral-political understandings and social relations and thus maintains old structures in some respects. We need new ways of knowing that help us understand changing relationships. In the collective, we want to examine how knowledge is produced during the ecological crisis.


Kallio, G., & Houtbeckers, E. (2020). Academic Knowledge Production: Framework of Practical Activity in the Context of Transformative Food Studies. Frontiers in sustainable food systems, 4, 218.

Galina Kallio as a guest in a podcast episode Murroksen airueet in Ruokayhteiskunta podcast (30.3.2021)

Eeva Houtbeckers as a guest in a podcast episode Wellbeing in the postgrowth world in Money-morphosis podcast (28.1.2020)


Reading group. Untame coordinates a reading group where different perspectives on paradigm change are explored across various fields and authors. The reading group meets approximately every 2 months.

Network collaboration. Members of Untame participate in network collaboration, which brings together actors interested in addressing the ecological crisis from different parts of Finland.

“It is important to read interesting texts that one would not otherwise encounter or prioritize due to the rush of everyday life.”

Participant of Untame’s paradigm shift reading group.

How are you involved in the paradigm shift?

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