The Enact Model is a scientifically proven model, that applies open, person-centered and interdisciplinary collaboration to develop actions and solutions to complex problems and challenges.

The model operates with an open process, defined by five focus points:    

Challenge: The challenges and problems we work with are societally complex. When isolated, no single agent can develop adequate solutions. Therefore, we identify and partner up with different agents, and clarify a joint point of departure for an open collaborative process.

Know: The basis of our research is the philosophy of phenomenology, translated into E-cognitive science – enacted, embodied, embedded, emotive, ecological and extended science.

Knowledge as interdisciplinary, both subjective and objective, and in between theory and practice. In our work, we apply philosophical conceptualizations, qualitative and quantitative methods, and interventions studies to develop and document knowledge and action.

Develop: Throughout the process, we co-create action strategies, tools and solutions with the partnering agents. This way, we ensure that the developed results are meaningfully appropriated and implemented by our partners. Taking active part in the development process makes common goals personal.

Show: When we communicate our processes and products we strive to make engaging stories with people – not about people.

Making stories, we always invite and include the very people, we make stories about in the core production. We always include journalists or storytellers that both have the technical skills and embody the stories in a first-person, citizen-based and authentic way.     

Action: Going through an open, collaborative and interdisciplinary process, creating new knowledge and practical solutions are an integrated part of taking action. The process strengthens agency. The solutions are enacted when the partnering agents can perform meaningful actions.