Conversation starters beyond borders and disciplines. If you want to change the world, change the story.
About - Traces.Dreams

About

“I think we all have a little bit of that beautiful madness
that keeps us walking when everything
around us is so insanely sane.”
— Julio Cortázar

Traces.Dreams is a place on the web for people interested in the past, passionate about the present, and curious about the future. This is a place for dreamers and doers, for everyone who has ever imagined a better future, and for all who dare to work for it (and keep believing it will become a reality).

We interview researchers from different countries and disciplines and try to get a deeper understanding of the trends of our society. We want to get the wisdom out of universities and research institutes and want to be very close to the places where dreams and knowledge are born and the future is made.

We believe that the stories we listen to, the stories we tell each other shape the way we think, we feel, we dream, and forge our collective imagination and that the key to changing the future for the better is in the narrative we shape and the bridges we build today.

Our project brings together researchers from around the globe and shares their questions and quest, their discoveries, doubts, and dreams with the world.

We cultivate conversations beyond discipline, language, religion, gender, age, and education. Together, we celebrate research, build communities, challenge the danger of a single story and dare to dream for a better tomorrow, a more co-operative, sustainable world.

At Traces.Dreams, we don’t believe in ‘us’ or ‘them’; we simply believe in driving discovery forward, moving boldly into the unknown, and using our common humanity to create a vibrant and co-operative future that everyone has an equal share in.

We are curators of stories, and we invite you to share in our information revolution and join our global, cross-border conversation.

"We are starving for wisdom and thirsting for meaning. Education in the 21st century is about nurturing a general social and ecological literacy along with the capacity to collaborate in the process of asking the right questions." Daniel Christian Wahl

"Instead of looking for hope, look for action. Then, and only then, hope will come. We can't save the world by playing by the rules, because the rules have to be changed. Everything needs to change, and it has to start today." Greta Thunberg

Traces.Dreams is a place on the web for people interested in the past, passionate about the present, and curious about the future.

Here you can find inspiration through a multidisciplinary and multi-regional perspective. Our vision is to make the big questions and dreams of today’s researchers visible to anyone with an interest. We interview researchers from different disciplines around the world to get their perspective on their work, their views on life, their “whys”, their motivations, and their wishes. Our purpose is to gather and spread their wisdom across the globe.

We believe in the transformational power of stories, and we know that if we tell each other what we are working towards, it will be the first step towards our vision becoming a reality. Our ultimate goal is to promote global peace and understanding by celebrating our common human experience, and building an ethical future.

Our mission is to celebrate research, help academics tell their stories, and build learning across borders; whether they be barriers in language, knowledge, religions or education. Ultimately, we believe there is no stronger power than our dreams and our hopes.

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Traces.Dreams

A place on the web for people interested in the past, passionate about the present, and curious about the future.

"Our mission is to celebrate research, help academics tell their stories, and build learning across borders; whether they be barriers in language, knowledge, religions or education. Ultimately, we believe there is no stronger power than our dreams and our hopes."   - Nerina Finetto

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