“The defining human attribute is transcendence. There is always more in us, in each of us individually and in all of us collectively.”
Roberto Mangabeira Unger held the only keynote of the first Untitled festival. Unger has had intellectually strong influence on how we at Untitled understand societal transformation, and especially the elemental role of imagination in it. “We should not depend on the crisis. It is so as not to depend on crises that we possess the faculty of imagination. The task of the imagination is to do the work of crisis without crisis.”
During the final session of the first Untitled festival in September 2020, Roberto Mangabeira Unger provoked Untitled Alliance towards direction, imagination and experimentalism.
Roberto Mangabeira Unger, a philosopher and a social and legal theorist, is the former Minister of Strategic Affairs of Brazil and the present Roscoe Pound Professor of Law at Harvard University. A sample of his work is available on his website www.robertounger.net