Perhaps it’s something of all times…. to think we are on a turning point, but it seems to me that there are so many writings on the wall we can’t ignore that indeed we are, due to technology, living on the border of a paradigm shift. In my belief our world perspective will change dramatically in the coming twenty years. It’s just that we sometimes can’t see clearly what is right under our collective nose: our world isn’t only changing, it is changing faster than ever.
My name is Sabine Winters. I’m a freelance philosopher, curator and writer. As a professional in the world of philosophy and art, I’m practically oriented and interested in the process of idea development and the ‘how and why’ behind a theory or process. I’m an intrinsically motivated enthusiastic explorer, always open to new ideas and perspectives because I firmly believe in lifelong learning.
Over the last seven years, I have encountered researchers, scientists, philosophers, artists, designers and entrepreneurs who are breaking the rules of their respective disciplines, often taken risks with new projects and experiments. I have had conversations over coffee with them, conversations by mail which got published in a book. Sometimes we did research together, or I followed them on their way. I wrote some of it down on my website earlier ( Denkkaders, (Dutch)), and organized lectures about crossover disciplines. Thanks to the possibilities of our modern era I connected with a curator in Milan and talked about the role of women in the world of art. I met values driven visionaries who are spreading their ideas through festivals, lectures and implementing their theories in society.
After a few years working in this field, it’s time to take this unbridled fascination on the ways we think to a new level. Through writings, podcasts and discussions, I want to contemplate about our ways of learning, about what we consider to be knowledge and how we try to find meaning in this faster than ever changing world.
Future Based has an offline focus, with organizing meetups, lectures, courses and discussion. By doing so I want to facilitate new networks and foster more crossovers between different disciplines and providing new insights about this fascinating time we live in.
With Future Based I, want to organize discussions with experts in their field to ask critical questions. Not to necessarily find straight answers, but to formulate more specific questions, and to foster a deeper understanding of the world we live in. After all, the world is constantly changing. Nevertheless, there is a tendency to forget the importance of reflecting on how the world is changing, and in particular what the consequences of these changes might be.
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