There are a lot of possibilities creating new work in home environments from traditional maintenance to modern services, from gardening to food production, from community-based work to work as a capital and as a concrete tool in construction.  Integrating work and home has transformative capacity as it does not force the weakest among us to the labor market, where they perform badly or not at all. This could be experimented already in Y-Foundation’s or any other housing company’s properties: for example sharing tasks from the house, creating value trough community projects and the housing company actively seeking work from the markets.

The Y-Foundation is a Developer and Global Forerunner of the Housing First principle. The Y-Foundation offers affordable rental housing in Finland. The Y-Foundation is the leader in eradicating homelesness with its Housing First approach. Now it is setting a new standard where those in need will get a home and work combined. At the core of the idea is capital that the inhabitants create whilst working.

Twitter handles: @JKaakinen @lassyj @kimmoronka


Images: The Y-Foundation (c)

The COVID Pandemic has forced all the governments in the world to react and change rapidly. However, when we start coming out, the real Transformation work starts. How can governments reimagine themselves, not as agents of industrial growth, but as Arenas of Imagination and experimentation? I nstead of going back to the unsustainable normal, how can we take a new direction? In this conversation, we will discuss these particularly in the context of education and life-long-learning.

The purpose of this session is to find new viewpoints for the current Finnish government from the UNTITLED community. We will explore what education and learning means in a post-industrial and post-growth setting, where the purpose of developing oneself is not solely being able to compete in the labor market, but also to provide a wider benefit to society. 

Li Andersson is the Minister of Education in Finland. She is the Party Leader of the Left Alliance.


Twitter: @liandersson

Bio and Photo: Ministry of Education and Culture (c)

In the time of Planetary and Cognitive capitalism, the total, Extractive logics of the market seek to expand and tap into every potential, transaction, aspect and material of our world and bodies – and also our time. No habitable positions remain “outside” the terrain of profit.To Survive, we all develop defenses against it, and adjust the set of compromises made when inhabiting it.

How do we live “within and against” commodified time? What time is love?

Tuomas Toivonen is a Helsinki-based architect and musician. In 2005, he founded NOW Architectural Studio in partnership with his wife Nene Tsuboi. In 2013, Toivonen and Tsoboi notably designed a public sauna called The Culture Sauna. In addition to Solo musical projects, Toivonen also performs with the Giant Robot music group. [ Bio Source: Finnish Design Shop ]

Twitter: @tuomastoivonen

Website: NOW

THE NEW INSTITUTE  is a mission-driven Institute of Advanced Study and a platform for change.  It is based in Hamburg, privately funded and aims at combining the energy of academia and activism to create Meaningful change, Addressing the most pressing ecological, economic and political challenges, developing concrete solutions. One central project is The New Hanse, supporting the city of Hamburg in its attempt to become a green and digital model city in Europe. We want to present this project, led by Francesca Bria, former CTO of Barcelona. We want to workshop this project. And most of all we want to listen to you and learn from your experiences, pool ideas, connect initiatives and Forge new alliances. We cannot do this alone.The goal is to create an Alliance of green digital cities in Europe. Anyone interested in urban / digital / ecological Transformation should attend this session.

The hosts of this session are:

Georg Diez, Editor-in-Chief of THE NEW INSTITUTE, is a writer and long-time journalist.

Geoff Mulgan, Professor at UCL and Senior Advisor at THE NEW INSTITUTE, is a social entrepreneur, policy-maker and author.

Luisa Neubauer , German climate activist, is one of the main organizers of Fridays for Future .

Nina Rismal, Researcher at THE NEW INSTITUTE, is an economist and philosopher.


Image: The New Institute (c)



This conversation will be based on Saul Griffith and Alex Laskey’s recently published ‘Rewiring America’ ( ) – a significant call to action for electrifying and decarbonizing the US economy. We’ll discuss their plan and ask, should other countries (including Finland) respond with similar initiatives; and what might they replicate or do differently?
Jyri Engeström is a Partner at Yes VC , a San Francisco-based early-stage venture capital firm focused on companies connected with social movements. He founded two internet companies, Jaiku (acquired by Google) and Ditto (acquired by Groupon). He has invested in many companies including Iceye, monitoring the effects of climate change with Radar satellites. Together with his partner Caterina Fake, he helps produce the Should This Exist? podcast about Humanity and technology.
Twitter: @jyri
Photo: Jyri Engeström (c)

The future of Europe is laying on the foundation of robotization and digitization of its companies aiming the EU innovation funding on building the Ecosystem of knowledge transfer, allowing each company to access and absorb relevant Industry 4.0 technology solutions. For that, the for 2021-2027 regional support of Digital Innovation Hubs will be crucial. In order to realize the potential of robotization and digitalization of the European economy we will show the actual cascade funding for technology transfer experiments that will demonstrate the future reality of funding programs. Join us in discussing the fears, fains and tools to shape the future.

Industry 4.0 freaks: Startups, Technology providers, Research Organizations, Small and Medium companies that want to absorb the right industrial solutions in the right time are all invited to participate in this session.

FundingBox is the leading platform in Europe to support tech startups with equity free funding from Governments has supported more close to 200 startups and has been engaged in close to 20 EC funded initiatives Distribution 120 million euros to startups and researchers. is shaping the European innovation funding reality and they are convinced that the next 7 years will be crucial for digital Transformation of European industry and Deployment of Digital Innovation Hubs as regional one-stop-shops serving the ready-to-implement technological solutions in the local companies. It’s time to understand the new funding order and use it properly for EU growth.

 Sanyu Karani is the CEO and co-founder of FundingBox, the leading platform in Europe to support tech startups with equity free funding from Governments.




Irene Car rión-Álvarez is the leader of the Innovation Department at FundingBox focusing on Fundingbox new projects opportunities in the area of ​​innovation & entrepreneurship support, social innovation, CSR.



Kuba Kruszelnicki is Technology Transfer and Sustainability Manager at Fundingbox focusing on the exploitation and commercialization of projects results as well as on long-term Sustainability strategies involving regional authorities and corporate partners.


Twitter handle: @FundingBox


Photos: Kuba Kruszelnicki (c)

One fundamental axis of debate in the conservation movement and in the formulation of environmental policy originates in the framing of the relationship between ‘nature ’  and ‘culture ’. Should we conceive of ‘culture’ as (epistemologically and ontologically) distinct from nature, or should we reject this dichotomy, Integrating or reconciling the ‘natural’ and the ‘cultural’? Despite its apparently abstract character, this question plays a critical role for designing and mobilizing environmental policy because the answer shapes how humans are understood and engaged with to explain and respond to environmental challenges. And if it makes sense to recognize that there are elements of ‘culture’ (or ‘cultures’?) That are more compatible or consistent with Sustainability and regeneration than others, how should this be translated into policy approaches across sectors, both globally and locally?

Participants will be invited to share their views on this debate on the basis of their own experiences, and to discuss its impact by grounding it on particular fields of action.

Javier is a public and social entrepreneur. He currently serves as the Environmental Culture Lead at the Directorate of Citizen Culture at the Secretariat of Culture of Bogotá. He recently worked as director of the Colombian Public Innovation Team (EiP-DNP), and as cofounder of Círcula, a social enterprise that creates more engaging and consistent ways to deal responsibly with the challenge of trash. In 2018, he was recognized in apolitical’s global “100 Future Leaders” list.

Twitter : @jeguillot 


Images: Javier Guillot (c)

George Zisiadis and Adam Cronkright are the co-coordinators at of by for  and their mission is to get beyond parties and politicians, putting everyday people in front and center. In this discussion, George and Adam will share more about their new vision to replace partisan elections with democratic lotteries. This is a vision now you haven’t heard of yet. But it’s rooted in ancient Athenian democracy, and is re-emerging in the Lottery-drawn Citizens’ Assemblies that are shaping politics around the world.
Participants are invited to partake in small group discussions in breakout rooms, to ask questions, and to share both what excites them and what they’d like to know more about regarding democratic lotteries.
Adam Cronkright is on the Coordinating Committee for Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic Lotteries in 18 countries around the world.
Before dedicating himself to of by for , Adam co-founded Democracy In Practice , whose work reinventing student government with democratic Lotteries was a finalist for the Council of Europe 2016 Democracy Innovation Award. Democracy in Practice’s work was recently featured on Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast. Adam was Deeply involved in the Occupy Wall Street protests in Manhattan, and Deeply immersed in the peaceful grassroots’ Uprising that toppled an unpopular government in Bolivia in 2019.
George Zisiadis is an artist and designer who leads large, complex projects that speak to People’s hearts. His site-specific public artwork, utilizing the latest technologies, has reimagined San Francisco’s most iconic public spaces – including the Civic Center and Grace Cathedral – and consistently moved people of all ages and backgrounds. His work has been featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, FastCompany, and more. Two years ago he set aside his art practice to dedicate himself to the study of social movements from past to present

Twitter: @adamcronkright

Related Untitled Agenda Themes : Reimagining power, Reimagining the contract

Photos: Adam Cronkright and George Zisiadis, (c)

We have to reimagine the democratic process by breaking out of the traditional governmental pattern of “decide, do, defend”. In an age of personalization, people feel left behind by government – decisions are remote and inflexible, and they cannot easily make real changes in their communities and societies. How can we develop a more participatory, conversational, Collaborative and inclusive way of democracy, where participation opportunities are paired with the skills for effective participation, and voices from every community are heard?

Is it possible to break up the concept of democracy as an every-five-year process and bring it directly to People’s daily lives? How can we engage in frequent democratic participation beyond the traditional spaces of government? How can we root social conversations into governance systems? Where could democracy be, on a positive timeline, after 10 years? What changes would be needed? How would decisions be different?

The conversation on Day 1 tackle the long-term vision in preperation for Day 2, where we will think about what the first year of that transformation looks like. What can we do in the present, within a year? What are some practical ways to put down the first brick of the new government model depicted? Decision makers, politicians, policy makers, local organizations, emerging or big corporations, citizens, and really anyone interested in social participation, engagement, democracy and collaboration are all welcome to the sessions.

Anthony Zacharzewski is the founder and president of  The Democratic Society [DemSoc], a non-profit organization focusing on Civic participation and new models of governance. DemSoc works for greater participation and dialogue in democracy. Anthony is interested in supporting governments, parliaments and any organization in the process of decision making. He is also interested in understanding how the sporadic and developing practice of democratic participation can become a stable, sustainable way of working.

Twitter: @demsoc; @anthonyzach



What is rewarding work? It is something we think work should be for everyone: that the work each and every one of us does feels rewarding, but just as importantly we don’t forget to reward the work of others.

For us, the concept of Rewarding Work embodies the collective future. A future where we care for ourselves but also for each other. It is through the concept of Rewarding Work that we want to take an open-minded look at the future of work life, society and the role of trade unions in them.

In this session participants are asked to open their minds and step into the shoes of others. We work together in order to form a vision of collective future where Rewarding Work – in all it’s many shapes and forms – is something that belongs to us all.  

Service Union PAM wants to be a strong, relevant, modern union for years to come. We realize that we need to throw many balls into the air and Rethink, redo and maybe even restart our union movement. We want to listen to the views of a wide array of people on the role of the Union in shaping the future of work and society. What concrete steps should we take? How would you define a Union if the movement was created today?

PAM logoWith its 220,000 members Service Union PAM is the biggest trade union in Finland. We represent people employed in the private service sector. So next time in Finland you visit a store, a restaurant or see your office Cleaner, say hi! They are now likely to be a member of PAM. Check out this video for more about PAM’s work.

Twitter handle (s): @pamliitto  @mlaakkonen @AVeirto

Related Untitled Agenda Themes : Reimagining the Contract, Reimagining Economy


Image: PAM,