Cultures of Response
Prof. Dr. B.M.W. Ratter, Dr. Corinna de Guttry, Dr. Martin Döring, Dr. Michael Fink, Hanna Yaqing Zhan, M.A.
The project "CUORE - Cultures of response" analyzes the cultural and dynamic character of resilience using the example of two case studies on storm resilience: the Penghu Archipelago (Taiwan) and the East Frisian Islands (Germany). CUORE's intercultural approach leads to a deeper understanding of the cultural embedding of resilience, on the basis of which a set of indicators and response scenarios will be developed, which can then be used by local and national decision-makers to develop effective measures to improve social preparedness for and resilience to natural disasters.
Overall, CUORE makes a threefold contribution to the current discussion on resilience: a) from a theoretical perspective, the introduction of response diversity to empirically study resilience; b) from a methodological perspective, triangulation and fruitful combination of culturally sensitive qualitative and quantitative data; c) from an operational perspective, the transfer of the results of the project to the political context.