Thinking ethics in crisis times – a reflection on the Covid-19 pandemic

The outbreak of the Covid-19 virus has now lead to a global pandemic, followed by a worldwide mobilization to control the spread of the virus and courageous attempts to care for the vulnerable and the already affected.  Of course, the current crisis needs a prompt practical and globally coordinated reaction, but let us use this case to also go into some deeper thinking about the world we live in and in which the current crisis became possible.… Read more > >

Work at the UNESCO Global Futures Literacy Design Forum in Paris

We participated in the first UNESCO Global Futures Literacy Design Forum in Paris on Monday 16 December 2019.

The Forum brought the general public together with leading Futures Literacy practitioners, designers, facilitators, teachers and researchers. It had two primary objectives. One is to prepare the ground for a UNESCO Ministerial Summit on Futures Literacy in late 2020 by showcasing and refining a range of already proven techniques for integrating Futures Literacy into government activities.… Read more > >

The New Humanism project at the 3rd International Non Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference in Barcelona

The New Humanism project in Barcelona, cracking ideas about contemporary intimacies.

Our modern methods and overcodes of social and political life may be seen as signs of social, political and even moral progress, given that they are the results of historical emancipatory struggles away from the often brutal oppressions by the pre-modern elites of emperors and priests, but in essence they are not designed to cope with the complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity of that life.… Read more > >

Our pilot workshop: (education for a) Cosmopolitanism beyond Comfort Zones – 27 September 2019, New York

pilot workshop
(education for a) Cosmopolitanism beyond Comfort Zones

Friday 27 September 2019
Sukyo center, 124 E 31st St, New York, 9am-5pm

An initiative of the New Humanism Project team, hosted at the Sukyo Center New York and with support of UNITY EARTH, The Interspiritual Network, the National Ethical Service, the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations and the Forum 21 Institute.… Read more > >

The New Humanism Project at the Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

We were invited to contribute to the Capacity-building Knowledge to Action Day on 19 August 2019. This event is part of the United Nations Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week, organised in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.

Background:

Even when there is a great variety of institutional arrangements for climate change mitigation and adaptation in every country, the continuous participation of local, national and regional stakeholders, including research institutions and universities is considered crucial to enhance climate action and ambition.… Read more > >

Bringing spicy ideas to the Research Dialogue at the United Nations Climate Change conference, Bonn

We were invited to contribute to the Eleventh meeting of the Research Dialogue ‘Science for Transformation’ as part of the United Nations Climate Change conference in Bonn. We worked on theme 2 Transformative adaptation and climate resilient development and provided answers to two interesting questions:

What do you consider to be the priority topics or questions on which we need to develop further research to succeed in transformative adaptation and climate resilient development?Read more > >