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.
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.
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.
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
July 21, 2020
5 Phases in the Evolution of Human Cultural Sensibilities
October 4, 2019
With Joe Michalski
The Bildung Rose
An Educational Framework for Grasping Complexity
FECUN Futures of Education, Culture & Nature – Learning to Become
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
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