Dr. Jules Buchholtz

Dr. Jules Buchholtz

Dr. Jules Buchholtz
Deputy Professorship for Humanity and Future Design

Am Kaiserkai 1
20457 Hamburg

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Dr Jules Buchholtz studied Philosophy and Applied Theater Studies in Heidelberg and Giessen, Fine Art and Performance at the Dartington College of Arts in the United Kingdom and Peace Research and Security Policy in Hamburg. In 2016 she completed her doctoral thesis on scenario technique and the influence of future scenarios on political decision-making (Who owns the future? Knowledge and truth in the scenario).


Dr Jules Buchholtz taught at the University of Giessen, the HafenCity University Hamburg and the University of Hamburg as well as at the University of Fine Arts in Braunschweig. She has worked for the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik  (Foundation of Science and Politics), the Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik (Federal Academy for Security Policy), the Kulturbehörde der Freien und Hansestadt (Culture authority of the free and Hanseatic city) as well as for different cultural institutions and enterprises.


Her primary research focuses on social transformation and the influence of technology on human action and autonomy. How do future concepts and transformation movements such as digitalization and automation influence our thinking and actions processes? Which social values ​​are derived from future realities and influence emerging cultures of knowledge, the understanding of social participation and democracy and the value and importance of the arts?

Focus: Future Studies, Scenario Engineering, Foresight; Security Policy, Autonomy & Autonomous Weapon Systems, Security Regimes; Performance, theatricality, emergence, action theory


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