A look ahead: what we plan to do
‘Free Thinking’ provides us with the flexibility to take on issues in addition to our defined project areas. Allowing ourselves this freedom was a very deliberate step. Whereas in Cities and Europe we acquire in-depth knowledge and work on certain projects on a long-term basis, here, we can respond to important and relevant requirements of our time. Thus, our work remains open for new questions and perspectives.
Today, Alfred Herrhausen’s concerns and viewpoints are more topical than ever, even 30 years after his death. Therefore, our first project in Free Thinking is a reappraisal of his values and beliefs. We will combine the content of his writings and lectures with reflections from today’s point of view. By this means, we transfer his visionary thinking into the present and reveal ways of shaping the society of today and tomorrow, in line with Herrhausen’s ideas.
The Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft established the project area Free Thinking at the beginning of 2018 and is currently starting to develop future content and projects. Further information will be available here in due course.