Lene Rachel Andersen
Dialogues: #4 & #10
Lene is an economist, futurist and 'bildung' activist. She has written 19 books, including The Nordic Secret (2017, w/ Tomas Bjorkman), Metamodernity (2019) and Bildung: Keep Growing (2020), and has won two Danish democracy awards, Ebbe Kløvedal-Reich Democracy Baton (2007) and Døssing Prisen, the Danish librarians’ democracy prize (2012). She is also a co-founder of Nordic Bildung, a Copenhagen-based think tank and is a full member of the Club of Rom. Lene joins us from Denmark (Copenhagen), where she is based.
She believes that we need 'bildung' in the original sense (not just education), so that everybody understands their society and the changes that are happening – and thus feels empowered to engage and make a difference. At present that is not the case. To get there, Lene believes, our current school systems need to rethink what they are doing. To help them do so, she developed her Bildung Rose Model of a functioning society.