Lorenzo Marsili

Director, Berggruen Institute Europe

Lorenzo Marsili is an activist philosopher and writer. The founder of transnational political NGO European Alternatives and the cultural institution Fondazione Rizoma, his research and political work focus on defining and promoting futures beyond the nation-state.

A regular public speaker and international media commentator, he was the founding editor of the independent journal Naked Punch Review in London and Beijing. He has degrees in philosophy and sinology from the University of London, and his books include Il Terzo Spazio (Laterza, 2017), Citizens of Nowhere (Zed Books, 2018), La tua patria è il mondo intero (Laterza, 2019), and Planetary Politics (Polity Press, 2020). A resident of both Berlin and Palermo, he spent his Berggruen Fellowship writing a new book about how China redefines globalization, and the role of Europe as a laboratory for a new planetary politics.

By Lorenzo Marsili

Meloni and Macron

Macron and Meloni appear poles apart – but what if they joined forces to save Europe?

From the Age of Empires to the Age of Humanity

Are We Heading Towards a Far-Right European Union?

L’Europa come laboratorio del mondo? La Scommessa dell’Istituto Berggruen

What Will Life After Globalisation Look Like? The Venice Biennale May Hold the Answer

62 People Are Dead Off the Coast of Italy. How Many More Will Anti-Migrant Policies Kill?

China and the West Can Build a Better World, Together