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Rewiring progress – A Next Era seminar


Organisers: The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and the Nordic think tank Demos Helsinki
Date & time: Wednesday 7 June at 8.00-10.00
Location: Demos Helsinki office, Mechelininkatu 3d, Helsinki, Finland

Description: You are warmly invited to initiate discussion with us on how to rewire the idea of progress in the post-industrial era.

All developed societies are undergoing major transformation. In the coming decades, a hyper-connected and technologically advanced world is likely to create unprecedented amounts of wealth. However, we risk displacing large groups of people and jeopardising our planet’s capacity to sustain life. The fundamental promise that the economy will grow and make the lives of people better is wavering.

How do we perceive societal progress beyond the current transformation? What is progress if it is no longer merely defined by improvement in our material conditions? What if we increasingly think of progress as growing capabilities and improving the justness of this hyper-connected world? These are some of the key questions to be addressed in the seminar, which will also see the publication of the Rewiring progress memorandum for drafting a new pluralistic view of progress.

The seminar programme will be updated on the seminar web page.

Contact: Aleksi Neuvonen, Demos Helsinki,, +358 50 534 4241, Tatu Leinonen, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra,, +358 50 340 5246

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