Fabian Scheidler

Fabian Scheidler born in 1968, studied history and philosophy in Berlin and theatre directing in Frankfurt/M. He works and lives in Berlin as a writer for print media, television, theatre and opera. In 2009 he co-founded the independent newscast Kontext TV, producing a monthly broadcast on global justice issues. In 2015, Fabian Scheidler’s book „The End of the Megamachine. A Brief History of a Failing Civilization“ was published in German.

Breaking the Chains of Delusion

Many people think that technological development follows a path directed by quasi-natural laws that head into one and only one direction – called “progress” – which is: to use more technology, more complex technology, more expensive technology, more powerful technology.

May 29, 2018

Exit from the Megamachine

Opening a newspaper or listening to the radio news exposes us to a flood of catastrophic messages: devastating droughts, failing states, terrorist attacks, and financial crashes.

April 22, 2016


Learning Beyond Growth: Deschooling as a Path to Social-Ecological Transformation

Given that the overall objective of this economic system is not the fulfilment of needs or the promotion of individual flourishing but the endless accumulation of capital, a school system that feeds this machine can neither be centred on children’s learning needs, nor on the development of their personalities.

July 22, 2015

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