“We need to retain our ability to act” – Interview with Péter Érdi

Date: 2023.03.21
Battling the effects of global crises that creep into our everyday lives, we may easily find ourselves on a rollercoaster between mounting panic and the impassiveness brought on by a sense of futility. In the face of steadily accumulating challenges, we are justified in wondering how to proceed.

Researcher and teacher of complex systems Dr. Péter Érdi regards resilient design and operation as a possible way out. His book Repair: When and How to Improve Broken Objects, Ourselves, and Our Society (Springer Publishing, 2021) published last year reflects on the critical situation of our society through various disciplines and offers a foothold by providing a comprehensive analysis of the concept of improvement. In our interview we asked him about the most important tenets of his book.

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