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Andrea Drocco
Andrea Drocco, Fixed-term Researcher, Venice 1000 690 domonda

Andrea Drocco, Fixed-term Researcher, Venice

Only an interdisciplinary work on the humanities can shed light on the growth of religious extremism across the world.

ANN COPESTAKE, CO-INVESTIGATOR, GIVING VOICE TO DIGITAL DEMOCRACIES, CAMBRIDGE 1000 690 Una Yeung

ANN COPESTAKE, CO-INVESTIGATOR, GIVING VOICE TO DIGITAL DEMOCRACIES, CAMBRIDGE

Communication technology could help humanity collectively mitigate the onrushing environmental catastrophes, but it is being used to distort information and increase division. We need to release its potential for beneficial societal change.

ANNA ALEXANDROVA, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, EXPERTISE UNDER PRESSURE, CAMBRIDGE 1000 690 Una Yeung

ANNA ALEXANDROVA, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, EXPERTISE UNDER PRESSURE, CAMBRIDGE

Responding to social change inevitably involves deferring to experts with specialist knowledge and experience. But who counts as expert, on what, and to what extent, are questions squarely in the province of humanities.

Rahel Jaeggi, Center Director, Berlin 1024 716 domonda

Rahel Jaeggi, Center Director, Berlin

Critical Theory, according to Max Horkheimer’s statement in 1937, forms the intellectual side of emancipation. To keep it alive, we have to relentlessly analyze the crises which shape our present and inform our emancipatory hopes.

Christian Schmidt, Fellow, Berlin 1024 682 Susann Schmeisser

Christian Schmidt, Fellow, Berlin

Consciously to effectuate social change is the modern ambition. But after nearly 250 years, we still need to understand better what possibilities and perils are involved in transmuting fundamental institutions.

Sabine Flick, Fellow 1024 683 Susann Schmeisser

Sabine Flick, Fellow

To promote Social Change it is crucial to unmask and analyze the hidden social structures in individual psychic suffering.

Jonathan David Klein, Fellow 1024 683 Susann Schmeisser

Jonathan David Klein, Fellow

What appears in modern society as atomisation is at the same time the creation of all-sided dependency. Social theory is indispensable for shedding light on this contradictory social constitution.

Andreas Malm, Fellow, Berlin 1024 683 Susann Schmeisser

Andreas Malm, Fellow, Berlin

The founders of critical theory taught that the domination of nature implies the domination of people and vice versa. Understanding how this works concretely, in the past and the present, should be the task of a massive research effort.

Isette Schuhmacher
Isette Schuhmacher, Research Assistant, Berlin 1000 689 Nina Rismal

Isette Schuhmacher, Research Assistant, Berlin

Historical change in line with a hegelian-marxian tradition comes about and runs through contradictory processes and crises. Given that currently emancipatory transformation is in a crisis, we need to uncover the inconsistencies, debris and hardenings that block its proceeding.

Lea-Riccarda Prix, Doctoral Candidate, Berlin 1024 683 Susann Schmeisser

Lea-Riccarda Prix, Doctoral Candidate, Berlin

What we need today is to take a closer look at the bigger picture. The humanities provide the lense for recalibrating our perspective on the crises we currently face.