Agile Bureaucracy and a New Renaissance
Humanity faces multiple interwoven crises. In some cases, we know solutions but lack the political will to implement them. In others, poor assumptions lead to poor outcomes. Here we argue that specialism has backed us into a corner, and we need a new respect for interdisciplinary ‘Renaissance’ thinkers to provide holistic advice to policymakers. At the same time, we need to define the limitations of models, planning and other forms of human intervention. Public bureaucracies need to be both proactive and reactive to address the rapidly evolving challenges facing local, national and global society.
Senior Visiting Research Fellow/ King's College London
Dr Ali Hossaini works at the cutting edge of art, technology and science. His multidisciplinary work is acclaimed by the New York Times, which calls him “a biochemist turned philosopher turned television producer turned visual poet.” He consults to museums, districts and cities worldwide on culture and technology, and he is involved in IEEE committees developing standards for safe development of AI and brain-computer interface. He is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Engineering at King’s College London, a trustee of the Young Vic theatre and co-director of National Gallery X.