An experimental initiative aimed at developing social imaginaries for future societies
Nested crises demand new ways of thinking and acting. We need to reconcile human and non-human nature, economic and moral values, democracy as a form of governance and as a way of life, technology and ethics, social complexity and realistic utopias, and finally, the theory and the practice of social change.
THE NEW INSTITUTE is an experimental initiative aimed at developing social imaginaries for future societies. We combine academic rigor with innovative practice to inspire, promote and implement societal change. We try to close the gap between insight and action by bringing together academics from different disciplines with politicians, entrepreneurs, journalists, and artists.
We live and collaboratively work together in the Warburg Ensemble, which provides the conditions for rethinking conventional approaches to work. We host up to 35 fellows and build unlikely alliances.
Hamburg is our home. The world is our habitat. The future is our concern.