Resilience Across Scales is a research theme that encompasses the work of a few Media Lab Principal Investigators and their research groups. The teams review resilience at three scales, human, community and societal scale and ask the following questions:
Human: How can humans become more physically and emotionally resilient?
Community: How can we increase the social and environmental resilience of the communities where we live and work?
Societal: How can we improve economic and public health resilience at the global scale?
In addition, the teams consider essential prerequisites for resilience at all scales:
Trust: The importance of building trust in order to collectively address challenges in life.
Communication: Why new ways of communicating and consensus building are essential in a polarized world.
Education: The need for more effective and equitable learning platforms in order to make informed decisions in a complex world.