About

The Center for Planetary Culture is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to a few fundamental propositions: that a transformation of global beliefs and practices is necessary for a sustainable and just society; that this transformation requires a meeting of indigenous and postmodern world views; that future development must mesh with ecological design.

The Center for Planetary Culture intends, through issue briefs, research papers, video productions, public talks, and social media, to define and explain what a new planetary culture entails. It will seek to rally support for this vision among cultural influencers and the public, and to stimulate vital debate on the future of technology, spirituality, and social change, along with other aspects of the transformation facing us today.

The organization will function as a new hybrid between a traditional think tank and a media destination site. We seek to attract collaborators across disciplines who are practicing a solutions-based approach to the ecological, economic, and political issues that face our global society. By creating a hub for transformational culture, we aim to inspire a new type of planetary citizenship that will re-define our relationships to one another and our environment.

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Daniel Pinchbeck Executive Director and Co-Founder, Center for Planetary Culture Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of Breaking Open the Head (Broadway Books, 2002), 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl (Tarcher/Penguin, 2006), and Notes from the Edge Times (Tarcher/Penguin, 2010). His essays and articles have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, ArtForum, The Village Voice, Wired, and many other publications. He was featured in the documentary 2012: Time for Change, directed by Joao Amorim and produced by Mangusta Films. In 2007, he co-founded Evolver.net, which publishes the web magazine Reality Sandwich and Evolver Learning Labs, a webinar platform. He started The Evolver Network, a nonprofit initiative, supporting local communities of visionary activists. Pinchbeck oversaw a publishing imprint, Evolver Editions, in collaboration with North Atlantic Books. He edited books including Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein, Manifesto for the Noosphere by Jose Arguelles, and the anthologies, What Comes After Money and Exploring the Edge Realms of Consciousness. He speaks at conferences and festivals around the world, including Boom in Portugal, Lightning in a Bottle, Burning Man, DazedFest in London, Distortion in Copenhagen, Bonus Creative Week in Mexico City, the World Psychedelic Forum in Basel, Nexus Global Youth Summit, Great Mysteries, and Summit Series in Utah. He has appeared on The Colbert Report, Coast to Coast AM, The History Channel, Whitley Streiber’s Unknown Country, BrandX with Russell Brand. He has been featured in Rolling Stone, Interview Magazine, Purple, Ever Conscious Manifesto, among others. For GaiamTV, he hosts the talk show, Mind Shift, exploring the future of technology, art, business, spirituality, and more. He lives in the East Village of New York City, where he is currently completing his fourth book, Metamorphosis: Towards an Operating System for a New Human Society.

 

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Jana Astanov Co-Founder and Creative Director, Center for Planetary Culture Jana has over nine years of project management experience in Europe, Asia, the US, the UK, and the Middle East. She has a degree in sociology from UMK (Poland), applied languages from Lille3 (France) and arts from UAL (UK). She has also completed a year in philosophy in Rennes1, two years of political science, simultaneously studying literature, film, anthropology and photography. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Polish with knowledge of Russian and Arabic; and ability to read and understand: Slovak, Czech, Ukrainian, Italian and Portuguese. She has led teams of up to a dozen working 24/7 – around the world and across continents and time zones – managing the full production and delivery cycle of proposals, and a varied assortment of marketing communications collateral for one of the world’s largest engineering companies. She has also hands-on experience in web development, market research and analysis, having worked as a project manager at Flavorwire, New York online magazine focused on culture. Jana lives in New York City’s East Village, where she is developing her photography practice and co-creating Intentional Art, a new movement and art exhibition.

 

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Paula Santa Rosa
Director of Communications As Director of Communications, Paula Santa Rosa runs social media for Center for Planetary Culture. She also designed the Center’s first publication, ‘Toward Regenerative Society’. A native of Rio de Janiero, she is graduating with a degree in Advertising and Marketing Communication from ESPM University (Brazil). Previously, she studied Portuguese and English Language and Literature in the Fluminense Federal University in Niteroi, RJ, Brazil. She has worked for ESPM Jr, marketing consultancy firm, Reitoria, event planning company, and Camisa 10, advertising agency. Currently, Paula also works in ESPM University’s research department, in the field of city branding.
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