The Institute is a transnational research network dedicated to the inquiry on social life from pluralistic perspectives, interdisciplinary methods, and critical theoretical frameworks. The Institute was founded in 2015 in Berlin, Germany with the aim of producing social public knowledge across continental and national boundaries. It fosters the relationships between different organizations such as study groups, research centers, research departments, and universities schools that participate in digital projects, academic events, research projects, and collective publications.

Currently, the Institute focuses on global transformations, studies of the public sphere and social change, circulation of knowledge in the information society, biopolitics and new technologies, food culture and contemporary arts, creative and cultural industries, urban life and cities in complex societies, and social memory in post-conflict contexts. It develops a set of social projects to share and to improve the impacts produced by its members. 

Today the Institute is based in Berlin, Germany and Santiago, Chile. To find more information about our activities, please send us an e-mail to