Mathijs de Bruin

Mathijs de Bruin is studying potential paths towards a future where humans happily coexist with their environment. With a background in philosophy, physics and IT, his perspective is that societal decentralization and increasing ecological and cultural diversity might allow our species, and our planet, to survive the impending collapse of socioeconomic infrastructures and sustaining ecosystems. To explore these ideas, Mathijs initiated the Decentralized Society Research Project to be part of the foundation of a sustainable living community in which ecological, cultural and economical benefits are maximally aligned, resulting in a negative ‘less than zero’ environmental impact.