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Locally driven protocols and local traditions in Science

“The first way of openness is to depart from the perspective of the people we work with and not to perceive our perspectives as expert knowledge. We need to understand, learn, and depart from local perspectives and practices, adopting together the protocol local communities will use. Those protocols will differ from those in the lab or the walls of academia, but the direction shall be to learn from them. Part of this is to embrace mythology and ritual as an integrative part of the participatory methodology. We need to take care of this contextualized knowledge wherever, and with whomever, we are working. This includes connecting ancient science (mythology) and contemporary science. “

Deriving questions → What is required to reframe the mainstream understanding of expertise and adopt protocols of local communities as common practice? How can local traditions, such as rituals and mythology, be embraced as a central component of CSS methodology?