Inviting Non-Human Stakeholders

Including more-than-human perspectives in a project

Typically, individuals view a particular problem or case study solely from a human-centered point of view and prioritise anthropocentric values, requirements and goals. However, acknowledging non-human perspectives is essential for achieving social and ecological harmony. Humans are not the only inhabitants of the planet, and our actions and decisions impact the entire ecosystem.

To achieve sustainable and harmonious relationships with other species and the environment, we need to understand and respect their perspectives and needs. This tool invites students to incorporate ‘more-than-human’ viewpoints. It encourages students to embody the perspectives of specific non-human entities, including animals, plants, rivers, forests or mountains, related to the issue or case study being discussed.

Learning outcome

  • The student is able to empathically connect to non-human perspectives