What does it mean to be a good ancestor? A closed doors discussion with Roman Krznaric

What would it mean to redesign our institutions, democracies, and our very ways of thinking to look beyond the present and build a better future? Join us on Friday 30th September to find out in a discussion co-hosted with Oikos Journal.


Trapped in the logics of elections, business quarters, and instant news, our society struggles to both consider and address its long-term challenges. Even as the world that awaits future generations becomes grimmer, the dilemma persists. Author of The Good Ancestor, Roman Krznaric, calls for long-term thinking of recent years.

Not your standard panel debate, this discussion will be participatory, a chance to ask questions and bring your thoughts on the dilemma of thinking long term in an age of emergency.


Date & Time: 30 September 2022 | 3:00-4:30 PM CEST

Venue: Room Artemisia, Mundo Madou (Av. des Arts 7/8, 1210 Bruxelles)

About Roman Krznaric

Roman Krznaric is a British-Australian cultural historian and philosopher, founding faculty member of The School of Life, London. Before, he taught at various prominent British universities, was a gardener and worked in human rights programmes in Central America. He also set up the world’s first Empathy Museum and is the author of The Good Ancestor, a book that deals with the world we will be leaving to future generations.


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