The world is changing and becoming more complex.

Metamodernity provides us with a framework for understanding ourselves and our societies in a more complex way, as it integrates indigenous, pre-modern, modern, and postmodern cultural code. Indigenous culture can provide a connection to nature that we have lost and which re-introduces the circularity that we need to solve the climate crisis etc.

Premodern culture provided strong moral guidance in the shape of what we today call religion; we need a shared moral compass and ways to share and discuss moral norms in our societies; religion is an aspect of our spiritual life that we need in order to be fully human. Modernity gave us equal rights and opportunities, democracy, science, and the obligation to doubt and think. Postmodernism allows us to see ourselves, our culture and our civilization from the outside and deconstruct them to study their parts and their inner structures.

We need all of this to create meaning and hope and viable solutions in the 21st century.


Meaning and Hope in a Complex World

By Lene Rachel Andersen

Publication date: June 20, 2019

ISBN 978-87-93791-01-5

138 pages is Danish and ships globally; your browser ought to be able to translate the page…

Available via DBK distribution in Denmark

Podcasts about metamodernity

Lene Rachel Andersen: The irony of postmodernism is the deconstruction of everything, except the market. A conversation with Morphosis.

November 24, 2020

Third Turn podcast about metamodernity and bildung.