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Patrícia Oliveira-Silva and Francisco Mendes-Palma: "Sounds of Change: What If We Played to a Different Beat?"

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 16:12

Patrícia Oliveira-Silva, director of the Human Neurobehavioral Laboratory, and Francisco Mendes-Palma, director of Global Engagement at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. The practices and patterns we follow are characterized by excessive consumption, waste, and unsustainable exploitation of natural resources. It's a familiar but unsustainable rhythm. Imagine an adept drummer. He is gifted with talent, but with a singularity: he plays his drum at a rhythm not entirely recognized, challenging prevailing musical conventions. Many are disturbed by the peculiar sound of that drum, but others feel curious and drawn to the novelty of that sound. Let's use the metaphor of the drummer to reflect on the consumption patterns we have been recording in recent decades, which are unsustainable for the planet.

Read the full article on Público online.