Awe Exchange

Mission

We inspire action through research-backed tools that contemplate and activate the emotion of awe as a pivotal ingredient in collective change-making.

Launched

January 2023

Location

Montreal, Canada with pilots worldwide!

Sustainable Development Goals

Program

Awe Exchange is developing practical resources to harness awe’s power to drive change. Our tools distill psychology and neuroscience research into frameworks, embedding awe into activism, business, and education. We research awe’s benefits like radical collaboration, imaginative solutions, and overcoming eco-anxiety. Through virtual pilots globally, we refine customizable toolkits for nonprofits, companies, communities and individuals to integrate science-backed awe strategies fostering hope and purposeful action. Our ultimate goal is empowering people to move past fear-based approaches by leveraging our shared human capacity for awe, wonder and meaning. 

We do this by 

  1. Developing an interdisciplinary knowledge map documenting formal research on awe, behavior science etc. as well as non-formal institutional knowledge on awe and behavior change.
  2. Developing toolkits, a database of tools, and activations for awe-based changemaking. Our resources distill research into frameworks embedding awe into activism, business, and education.
  3. Piloting these awe-based tools in partnerships with socio-environmental movements worldwide and iteratively improving them.

Our tools empower people to move past fear-based approaches by leveraging our shared human capacity for awe, wonder and meaning. We aim to build more collaborative, creative movements addressing society’s most pressing challenges.

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Contact

Web

www.awe.exchange

aweexchange.substack.com

Team

Laura Francois – Co-Founder

Benjamin Von Wong – Co-Founder