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Lene Andersen
Lene Rachel Andersen
Economist, author, futurist, philosopher and Bildung activist
Economist, author, futurist, philosopher and Bildung activist
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From Lene’s personal website:

I am an economist, author, futurist, philosopher and Bildung activist. After studying business economy for three years, I worked as a temp teacher before I studied theology. During my studies, I wrote entertainment for Danish television until I decided to quit theology, become a fulltime writer and focus on technological development, big history and the future of humanity.

Since 2005, I have written 15 books and received two Danish democracy awards: Ebbe Kløvedal-Reich Democracy Baton (2007) and Døssing Prisen, the Danish librarians’ democracy prize (2012).

Among my books are The Nordic Secret (2017), co-authored by Club of Rome member Tomas Björkman Metamodernity (2019) and Bildung (2020).

I am a full member of the Club of Rome and one of the co-founders of the Copenhagen based think tank Nordic Bildung and the European Bildung Network.

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Nordic Bildung
Nordic Bildung
Creating new models for society

About civic empowerment and a humane future

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Nordic Bildung has five tasks:

  1. To develop new models, ideas and visions for societies and the globe of the future.
  2. To share these with as many people as possible in order for them to challenge our thinking and come up with better solutions.
  3. To provide knowledge and venues that can empower people in order for them to make the best possible changes and adjustments in their own lives, in their societies and for the globe as a whole.
  4. To reach people in all walks of life.
  5. To contribute to a flourishing planet, flourishing societies and circumstances that allow individuals to flourish too.

Nordic Bildung is the combination of future studies, a think tank and folk-bildung.

In order to handle the technological development and planetary challenges wisely, we need a deeper understanding of ourselves and our inventions throughout our societies.

Nordic Bildung is about civic empowerment and a humane future, and Nordic Bildung builds on the Scandinavian folk-bildung tradition that lifts society from the bottom.

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Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):

Libertism
Published on: 7 Jun 22 in Lene Rachel Andersen – Website by Nordic Bildung

Nordic Metamodern
Published on: 2 May 22 in Lene Rachel Andersen – Website by Nordic Bildung

GBF2022 Videos now Online
Published on: 2 May 22 in Lene Rachel Andersen – Website by Nordic Bildung

New Book: Libertism
Published on: 8 Apr 22 in Lene Rachel Andersen – Website by Nordic Bildung

Network Now Online
Published on: 1 Apr 22 in Lene Rachel Andersen – Website by Nordic Bildung

European Bildung Day May 6-9
Published on: 1 Nov 21 in Lene Rachel Andersen – Website by Nordic Bildung

What is Bildung?
Published on: 30 Sep 21 in Lene Rachel Andersen – Website by Nordic Bildung

The Club of Rome Global Youth Summit
Published on: 4 Oct 20 in Lene Rachel Andersen – Website by Lene Rachel Andersen

Bildung and The Bildung Rose introduced at Humanistic Management International
Published on: 27 Sep 20 in Lene Rachel Andersen – Website by Lene Rachel Andersen

The Bildung Rose finally has a website of its own
Published on: 24 Sep 20 in Lene Rachel Andersen – Website by Lene Rachel Andersen

Bildung
Published on: 25 Jun 20 in Lene Rachel Andersen – Website by Nordic Bildung

Metamodernity
Published on: 10 Mar 20 in Lene Rachel Andersen – Website by Nordic Bildung

Metamodernity
Published on: 10 Mar 20 in Lene Rachel Andersen – Website by Nordic Bildung

The Bildung Rose
Published on: 19 Oct 19 in Lene Rachel Andersen – Website by Nordic Bildung

Metamodernity
Published on: 20 Jun 19 in Lene Rachel Andersen – Website by Nordic Bildung

The Nordic Secret
Published on: 27 Nov 17 in Lene Rachel Andersen – Website by Nordic Bildung

The Nordic Secret
The Nordic Secret
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A European story of beauty and freedom
How massive focus on personal development helped transform the nordic countries 100 years ago
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How do societies go through major technological, economic and structural changes peacefully? The Nordic Secret explores how Denmark, Norway and Sweden went from poor feudal agricultural societies to rich industrialized democracies thanks to the German educational concept of Bildung. The book also investigates the close relationship between Bildung and contemporary developmental psychology, i.e. the concepts of “ego-development” and “transformative learning”. The Nordic Secret concludes with a discussion about what we can learn from this positive transformation and how to apply it in the current global crises.

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Bildung is moral and emotional maturity
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Bildung is moral and emotional maturity. Bildung is also to have the education and knowledge necessary to thrive in your society; bildung is to be deeply embedded in culture and community while having the autonomy to carve your own path in life. Bildung is always personal and unique.Bildung is a German word that has no word in English. Beginning in the 1770s, German philosophers explored bildung as a secular form of inner development and it became popular among the bourgeoisie.In Denmark, a pastor realized in the 1830s that the peasants needed bildung too, and he envisioned a new kind of school: the folk-high-school. In 1851, a Danish teacher, Christen Kold, figured out how to teach in such a way that young farmhands learned to think for themselves: he told them moving stories and let them ask questions. Once he had their attention, he could teach them new farming techniques, science, philosophy, history, religion, literature, art, economic theory, and political science. Norway, Sweden and Finland copied the folk-high-school concept in the 1860s and by 1900, a critical mass of youngsters in the Nordic countries had upgraded their skills and their thinking, and the Nordics had gone from being among the poorest countries in Europe to being among the richest. This development and the bildung that carried it also meant that the Nordics made the transition from agricultural feudal societies to modern, democratic, industrialized nation-states peacefully.As we are facing new challenges from digitization, globalization, a pandemic and environmental changes we need bildung for the 21st century and the book concludes by exploring what that might look like.

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Meaning and hope in a complex world
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Technological development, climate change and globalization are challenging the national institutions and modes of governance we created during the industrial era. Our old knowledge and general understanding of the world do not provide sufficient answers anymore. In order to maintain meaningful lives, social calm and liberal democracy, we need to upgrade our meaning-making to match the complexity of the world we are creating. Metamodernity is an alternative to both modernity and postmodernism, a cultural code that presents itself as an opportunity if we work deliberately towards it. Metamodernity provides us with a framework for understanding ourselves and our societies in a much more complex way. It contains both indigenous, premodern, modern, and postmodern cultural elements and thus provides social norms and a moral fabric for intimacy, spirituality, religion, science, and self-exploration, all at the same time. It is a way of strengthening local, national, continental, and global cultural heritage among all and thus has the potential to dismantle the fear of losing one’s culture as the economy as well as the internet and exponential technologies are disrupting our current modes of societal organization and governance. Metamodernity will thus allow us to be meaning-making at a deeper emotional level and a higher intellectual level compared to today; it will allow us more complex understanding, which may match the complexity of the problems we need to solve. Appropriate meaning-making is the best prevention against the frustrations that generally lead to authoritarian ideologies and societal instability. Using metamodernity as the filter through which we see the world and as a template, we can create, among other things, new and appropriate education, politics and institutions for our societies of the 21st century. A vision such as this may even give hope.

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Libertism will be out on June 23rd 2022 Lene Rachel Andersen’s books are crucial; her extensive knowledge and lucid writing open our eyes to new opportunities and allow us to …Read more

Our YouTube channel Nordic Metamodern will premiere officially in September as both a video series and a podcast. Three intro videos have been uploaded plus the first full episode: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCETXhGEAerO1JSFBXeS5GLQ …Read more

The videos from Global Bildung Festival 2022 in March are now all online here: https://www.globalbildung.net/global-bildung-festival-21-22-march-2022/ …Read more

Libertism Grasping the 21st Century New book by Lene Rachel Andersen From the Solar system to the interaction of atoms and molecules, and from the cells in our body to …Read more

The Global Bildung Network now has its own social medium, and we are looking very much forward to meeting you in there: https://network.globalbildung.net/ …Read more

It is the fourth time that we organize European Bildung Day on and around Europe Day, May 9th. After two years on line, this year the exploration of bildung in …Read more

An introduction to bildung. The Erasmus+ project BILDUNG explores bildung in adult education across Europe 2020-2021. Read the booklet online and learn more about the project here: https://eaea.org/project/bildung/?pid=15007. There is …Read more

The annual meeting at the Club of Rome also has a Global Youth Summit, this year it is via Zoom in three “continental time zones:” East Asia, Afri-Euro-Middle-East, and the …Read more

This Friday, I was a guest speaker at the Humanistic Management Professionals Lunch and Learn, and you can watch the result here: http://humanisticmanagement.international/using-the-bildung-rose-as-a-strategic-diagnostic-tool/ or here: …Read more

The Bildung Rose was first described in English in this article published by Nordic Bildung in October 2019: http://nordicbildung.org/publication/the-bildung-rose/ In June 2020, it appeared for the first time in print …Read more

Keep Growing Book by Lene Rachel Andersen Did you ever wonder why the Nordic countries are so prosperous, peaceful, good for business, and happy? They have a secret and it …Read more

Metamodernity Paper by Lene Rachel Andersen Metamodernity is an alternative to both modernity and postmodernism, a cultural code that presents itself as an opportunity if we work deliberately towards it. …Read more

Metamodernity Paper by Lene Rachel Andersen Metamodernity is an alternative to both modernity and postmodernism, a cultural code that presents itself as an opportunity if we work deliberately towards it. …Read more

The Bildung Rose Paper by Lene Rachel Andersen The Bildung Rose is a description of society and an educational model for connecting our inner worlds to the society in which …Read more

Meaning and Hope in a Complex World Book by Lene Rachel Andersen The world is changing and becoming more complex. Metamodernity provides us with a framework for understanding ourselves and …Read more

This book was not published by Nordic Bildung, but it is the theoretical foundation under the organization. The Nordic Secret explores how bildung transformed the Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland …Read more

Spot on!!! https://twitter.com/uamemesforces/status/1559157973599064065 …Read more

#Bread, #Work, and #Freedom!!! #Afghan #Women ❤️♀️ https://twitter.com/JoshuaPCohen1/status/1558935104835227649 …Read more

A lady born 2 years after the French Revolution. https://twitter.com/UmarBzv/status/1558696670979772417 …Read more

More chilling than heart warming: Don’t know what the temperature and access to water for the animals are like where this video was shot, but we can’t serve bottled water for all of them as the climate changes. https://twitter.com/Gabriele_Corno/status/1558722007398744064 …Read more

RT @SkillsLevel: A skilled pilot landing diagonally in 40 knot wind. https://t.co/V0AOrc6qpY …Read more

😬 https://twitter.com/solarswitchback/status/1558776382477549568 …Read more

Amazing! https://twitter.com/TG22110/status/1557944654133346304 …Read more

#Gold! https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1558106666788339718 …Read more

Terrible. #FreedomOfSpeech https://twitter.com/AP/status/1558109869152018433 …Read more

Why is this still true? #Europe, you can do better!!! https://twitter.com/uamemesforces/status/1558066188932075522 …Read more

RT @JoshuaPotash: I don’t want self-driving cars and trips to Mars, I want a planet where we don’t get headlines like “all the rain is now toxic” …Read more

RT @PetriAspvik: Why is the so-called culture war so dangerous? The participant is not engaging in democracy but a holy war of sorts. And the goal is not even winning but making sure that the other side loses for whatever the cost The end state is not victory but the death of one’s soul …Read more

RT @Lachlan_Edi: When you find yourself arguing that men should be allowed to play rugby with women and the women get no say in it because the men say they are women, it’s time to back down. The rest of us are looking at you, aghast. …Read more

RT @DarthPutinKGB: Explosions in Crimea were caused by “cigarettes dropped in dangerous places” …Read more

RT @pelledragsted: Alle dem som taler om patriotisme, fædrelandskærlighed og om at passe på Danmark. Jeg synes ikke rigtig jeg har hørt nogle protester over at udenlandske kapitalfonde, der er 100% ligeglade med Danmark og den danske befolkning, er ved at overtage vores boliger og landsbrugsjord. …Read more

❤️❤️❤️ https://twitter.com/UmarBzv/status/1557360101777821698 …Read more

Are we being terrorized with #growth? Growth is why we are here; growth is a force of #life. But #growthmindset seems like a constant push to be constantly on the move, to never be #satisfied and #fulfilled, almost as if #stress was a #goal in itself. Any #thoughts? …Read more

#Women and #children are paying the price. https://twitter.com/venus_iscariot/status/1556820709556604928 …Read more

Not quite street ready yet, I guess #AI #future https://twitter.com/TaylorOgan/status/1556991029814886404 …Read more

❤️❤️❤️ https://twitter.com/umarbzv/status/1556848241370714114 …Read more

Danmark, hvad går der af dig? Hvad blev der af humanitet og oplysningstidens principper? https://twitter.com/Sahar99864009/status/1556555415974027264 …Read more

This is heart breaking! https://twitter.com/MaMimv1/status/1556355266404405248 …Read more

For some #reason, this is so #radical people risk getting kicked out of Twitter for writing it. https://twitter.com/goyo_truth/status/1556643368842805248 …Read more

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