This is a plural world

Plural is an international think tank dedicated to the pluralism of ideas and diversity of opinion and choices.

We are a community of pluralists: thinkers, activists, and entrepreneurs willing to digress from prevailing narratives and to promote the coexistence of multiple cultural, economic, and political paradigms within the same society (or international order).

When we find a situation where real or perceived choices are not as diverse as they could be, we try to understand why and to suggest remedies.

We do so in all our projects by using a so-called digressive approach (“approche digressive” in French) rooted in continental philosophy, post-modernism and critical theory. Describing these schools of thoughts would be impossible in such a short introduction. We will therefore simply cite some of their most famous authors: Michel Foucault, Jürgen Habermas, Jean Baudrillard and Gaston Bachelard.

The Plural think tank was created in 2017 and is not affiliated to any political party. We believe that a pluralistic society can only be achieved through the necessary criticism of power structures. Our independence is thus vital.

Our members

Christophe Bruchansky
Founder, Paris
Author of Digressive Society. Christophe believes that the best way to achieve a plural society is through a digressive approach. He is allergic to positivism.
Btihaj Ajana
Researcher, Aarhus (DK)
International scholar working in the field of digital culture, with expertise in the critical analysis of technological developments and their ethical implications.
Federica Lucivero
Researcher, London
Studied philosophy, learned social science methods, taught ethics: Federica asks questions on the relationships between new technologies and society.
Shane Saunderson
Author, Toronto
Robotics PhD Candidate at U of T and VP at Idea Couture. Shane pushes to make technology more human, while challenging humans to expect better from their technology.
Lyralen Kaye
Activist, Toronto
Social justice activist and artist Lyralen Kaye has worked to include multiculturalism and diversity in the arts for over two decades. She finds homogeneity completely boring.