Thirty years after the death of Alfred Herrhausen, the ideas and topics he pursued in his life and work are still relevant – and more important than ever. By combining his visionary ideas with current discourse, the Free Thinking programme strives to identify innovative – and much-needed – ways of using these values and convictions to shape our society, both now and in the future. This gives important, bold impetus to societal debates, covering topics ranging from the economy, education and digitalisation to social responsibility and inclusive cultures, as well as global connectivity. This ensures that our work remains diverse at all times and always open to new perspectives.
The Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft created the Free Thinking programme in the spring of 2018. In 2019, we brought to life the multimedia project Think. Order. Form. Forwards, including with the publication of a book. With the follow-up project #ThinkForwards2020 we are now looking to tackle societal issues and push discourse in this area forwards. Our interdisciplinary “Lunch with…” event series facilitates a close dialogue between guest speakers and a limited number of invited guests, giving them the opportunity to delve more deeply into the thoughts and ideas of Alfred Herrhausen.