Did you ever wonder why the Nordic countries are so prosperous, peaceful, good for business, and happy? They have a secret and it was invented in Denmark: folk-bildung. Bildung; Keep Growing tells the story of this Danish invention and suggests a path towards global folk-bildung and a wiser, more meaningful, happier future.
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. It is a vision, an option and a possible future scenario. As a cultural code, metamodernity contains both indigenous, premodern, modern, and postmodern cultural elements and thus provides social norms … Read More
The world is changing and becoming more complex. Metamodernity provides us with a framework for understanding ourselves and our societies in a more complex way, as it integrates indigenous, pre-modern, modern, and postmodern cultural codes. Indigenous culture can provide a connection to nature that we have lost and which re-introduces the circularity that we need to solve the climate crisis etc.
The Nordic Secret explores how bildung transformed Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland from being among the poorest countries in Europe to becoming some of the most affluent countries in the world. The inspiration came from Germany, France, Switzerland, the US, and the UK, and the transition began in a farmhouse.
As new technologies and globalization are revamping our societies again, what can we learn from the past and how can we approach human development and meaning-making in times of great change?