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Nested crises demand new ways of thinking and acting. We need to recouple human and non-human nature, economic and moral value, 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.

OUR MISSION

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.

Care – we care for our planet to preserve the precious gift of life.

OUR VALUES

Care – we care for our planet to preserve the precious gift of life.

Courage – we cherish the new, willing to take risks and overcome resistance.

OUR VALUES

Courage – we cherish the new, willing to take risks and overcome resistance.

Creativity – we believe in the power of inspiration, imagination and knowledge to develop new ideas and design viable solutions.

OUR VALUES

Creativity – we believe in the power of inspiration, imagination and knowledge to develop new ideas and design viable solutions.

Commitment – we are led by trust, openness and respect in a collaborative spirit.

OUR VALUES

Commitment – we are led by trust, openness and respect in a collaborative spirit.

OUR MISSION
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PROGRAMS

  • The Human Condition in the 21st Century

    How can we create a sustainable value-system for the 21st century?

    The foundational program tackles the problem of how to think of the human condition in the 21st century.

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  • The Future of Democracy

    How can we transition to an ecologically responsible and democratically resilient future?

    The program “The Future of Democracy” places its main focus on the prospects for comprehensive ecological democratization. The guiding rationale is that social transformations require a collective imaginary of a future worth striving for.

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  • Socio-Economic Transformation

    How can the economy serve social well-being within planetary boundaries?

    Our economy must serve our social needs and respect planetary boundaries. But this is currently not the case: we are on an unsustainable path. Our economic activities have contributed to societies growing more unequal across various dimensions, depriving some of meeting their basic human needs and putting political systems under stress.

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We are in this together - and our set of newsletters is the best way to connect and be inspired. Competent, constructive, creative. A wealth of insight and guidance in a world in turmoil.

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The Update

What we do, what we plan, what we think. Stay in touch. Once a month.

One Radical Idea

How would you change the world? See what our fellows are cooking up. Twice a month, starting in January 2023.

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