Dr. Louis Klein is an economist and entrepreneurial social scientist. He currently serves as Dean of the European School of Governance. He is the founder of the Systemic Excellence Group, a global change management cooperative. Louis Klein is co-editor of the German philosophical business magazine agora42 and editor of the Journal for Organisational Transformation and Social Change (JOTSC).
Being chairman of the Focus Group on Social and Cultural Complexity with the International Center for Complex Project Management (ICCPM), he also serves as Director at the World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC) and as Vice President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS).
Louis Klein studied management sciences, cybernetics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, politics, and economics at universities in Germany and the UK, and holds a PhD in sociology. He is a member of the German Society for Political Consultants (degepol).
Dr. Louis Klein is a long-distance runner and mountaineer, a wine lover and wannabe accordionist. He is the father of two children and lives in Berlin.
Talking Post-Truth Society
Track: Modern Talking
Date: Day 1
Location: Neufert-Mansion, Gelmeroda
We are living in a hypernormalized post-truth society. They say. However, the terms “post” as well as “truth” and especially the idea of “post-truth” are deceiving. We simply do not know and coping becomes a challenge, individually as well as for society.
In the tradition of the Bauhaus community we offer a walk during which we meet a set of philosophical provocations ranging from Aristotle to Niklas Luhmann, from Theodor W. Adorno to John Lennon. How do their ideas resonate with our need for explanation of and coping in a post-truth society? It will be a playful material storytelling, in which we use a large selection of things to anchor our reflections. So it becomes a walk about deconstruction, resonance and ante-narratives. You walk, you talk, you walk the talk!