New Ways of Grasping the World since 2005

Keynotes, Books, and Consulting

Find me in Copenhagen at
Nordic Bildung and Next Scandinavia

+45 38 96 42 40

Eminently sharp, well presented and with a dash of satire. LRA grasps the very big narratives and elegantly links them to the current context for the presentation and our conference: educational guidance during a paradigm shift. LRA’s introductory keynote gave us a start, which lifted the entire conference right from the beginning.

Pia Vigh
Youth Guidance, Denmark

When several students announce excitedly that they have plenty of notes from the presentation that they need to investigate further, I know that the presentation has been a success.

Merete Østergaard
Scandinavian Design College, Denmark

If you want to understand bildung, you need to understand something about everything. Which quickly becomes shallow. When Lene Rachel Andersen explains bildung, however, you see the full picture in a way that allows you to grasp the many facets of bildung, historically as well as regarding the future.

Lene Dammand Lund
Rector, the Royal Danish Academy, Denmark

This was so exciting, I just kept knitting and now the sock is too long…

Wonderful Grandma at a public presentation, Denmark

My Latest Books

The Nordic Secret

A European Story of Beauty and Freedom


Ever wondered why the Nordic countries are so succesful?
The Nordic countries invested in their people early on; The Nordic Secret tells you how.



Meaning and Hope in a Complex World


How do we move beyond postmodernism and create a sustainable and meaningful future for the planet? Metamodernity presents big history as a collective journey towards a better future for all.



Keep Growing

Report to the Club of Rome, 2020

Bildung is moral and emotional maturity. Bildung is also to have the education and knowledge necessary to thrive in your society; it is to be embedded in culture and community while having the autonomy to carve your own path in life.


What is Bildung?

And how does it relate to Adult Learning and Education?


The first output of Bildung project is a comprehensive paper explaining the concept of Bildung and how it can be used in adult learning and education sector.



The Nordic Secret about Beauty and Freedom


The Ukrainian translation of The Nordic Secret.



Grasping the 21st Century


How do we harvest the most sustainable prosperity from the natural systems without ruining them, and how do we design the most sustainable cultural systems so that everybody can enjoy a prosperous and meaningful life in freedom and peace?


Main Articles and Papers

The Danish Secret

November 3, 2020


Prosperity or Growth?

October 12, 2020


Bildung: Cultivating WellBeing via Education and Development

Psychology Today
July 21, 2020


5 Phases in the Evolution of Human Cultural Sensibilities

Psychology Today
October 4, 2019
With Joe Michalski


The Bildung Rose

An Educational Framework for Grasping Complexity

FECUN Futures of Education, Culture & Nature – Learning to Become
(2022–NO1) 186-211


Will Technological Development Lead to Authoritarianism?

From the book: Mensch – Maschine. Ethische Sichtweisen auf ein Spannungsverhältnis (Medienethik, Vol. 17) Petra Grimm & Oliver Zöllner (eds.): Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2018, pp. 143-156.

To read the article, click on it

The Bildung Rose

A Nordic Bildung Food For Thought Paper, 2019

https://www.nordicbildung.org/the-bildung-rose/ the page includes a 3-page version of the paper and a Spanish translation


A Nordic Bildung Food For Thought Paper, 2020.

An abbreviated version of the book

My podcast and video series
Nordic Metamodern

at Nordic Bildung

Video and Podcast Interviews and Presentations

Introducing bildung at the Conscilience Conference by Gregg Henriques in spring 2023, also speaking: Brad Kershner and Zak Stein

Bildung and the folk high school system, needed for the meaning crisis, w/ John Vervaeke, September 2022

About Libertism 1

About Libertism 2

Bildung Beyond Borders – How Through Bildung We Build a Better Future, May 2022
Ukraine, Metamodernity and Hypermodernity, with Jonathan Rowson, 24 Feb 2022
Metamodernity Versus Metamodernism @ The Stoa, December 2021
UTOKing with Gregg Henriques | Building Bildung in the 21st Century, April 2021
Gothenburg Film Festival, March 2021

About Bildung

Interview about my philosophy, my religiosity, bildung, and the Nordic secret.
Host: Scherto Gill
December 2020
Interview about the Bildung Rose, Metamodernity and my philosophy.
Hosts: Bruce Alderman & Layman Pascal
December 2020
Interview with Tomas Björkman and myself about The Nordic Secret.
Host: Tom Amarque
October 2020
The Bildung Rose
Host: International Humanistic Management Association
September 2020
European Bildung Day, May 2020
The Rose Garden Economy
Host: World Academy of Arts and Sciences
January 2020
The Rose Garden Economy
Host: University of Iceland
and AdaptEcon II
August 2019
Interview about the future
Part 1
Host: Michel Saloff-Coste
March 2019
Interview about the future
Part 2
Host: Michel Saloff-Coste
March 2019
Interview about the future
Part 3
Host: Michel Saloff-Coste
March 2019
Interview about Jordan B. Peterson and the patriarchy.
Host: David Fuller
August 2018
Interview about my philosophy and my books.
Host: Jonathan Rowson
March 2018
Taking responsibility for our future
Host: SciCom, the Netherlands
September 2016