Editorial: ‘multi-’

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Federico Freschi


After a hiatus caused by the successive lockdowns of the Covid pandemic in 2020, Junctures 22 returns with a full issue that amply lives up to the journal’s mission of encouraging discussion across boundaries, whether disciplinary, geographic, cultural, social, or economic. The call for submissions invited contributors to reflect on how the notion of ‘multi-’ could prompt the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to reveal new truths that are hidden in plain sight, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions. This invitation was prompted by the assertion that as the world around us becomes increasingly complex and as the tensions between technological advancement and environmental degradation increase, solutions for a sustainable future are only going to be found through collaborative approaches that are open to paradigms and knowledge systems that are other than those that have sustained the status quo.

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Federico Freschi, Otago Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga

Federico Freschi is Professor and Head of College Te Maru Pūmanawa | Creative Practice & Enterprise at the
Otago Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga.