Dark Optimism is the not-for-profit public
    interest research, activism and writing of
        Shaun Chamberlin, working with a wide
            network of friends and partners around
                the world. We are unashamedly positive
                    about what kind of a world humanity could
                        create, and unashamedly realistic about
                            how far we are from creating it today.
DARK OPTIMISM A Better Future for a Troubled World

Dark Optimism is the not-for-profit public interest research, activism and writing of Shaun Chamberlin, working with a wide network of friends and partners around the world. We are unashamedly positive about what kind of a world humanity could create, and unashamedly realistic about how far we are from creating it today.

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SURVIVING THE FUTURE: CONVERSATIONS FOR OUR TIME

Online Course with Shaun Chamberlin

In these times of profound change, this interactive, flexible online course is designed to build and inspire a global community of those seeking out new insights and paths forward, in our diverse localities.

We'll take a long moment to pull back and think together — to share conversation — in the company of some of the most compelling experts who have been thinking about today's challenges for a long time.

“As people surrender the power to build the institutions they want, which would enable lives that make sense to them, the system as a whole sacrifices the intelligence it needs: it loses its minds.”

—David Fleming, Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It

NEXT COURSE:

JANUARY 4 – FEBRUARY 28, 2021

(only 100 spots available this time)

confirmed teachers include David Abram, Eve Annecke, Rob Hopkins, Nate Hagens, Lucy Neal and Chris Smaje 

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