Founder - Lea Suter

 "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. »

(Albert Einstein, Interview 1929)

Professional experience

My latest positions were as Vice Director of the think tank foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy (great organization and people!) and before that as coordinator of cultural activities at the United Nations Office at Geneva (extremely interesting and enriching!). For more information please check out my Linkedin profile.

"Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies." (Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Der Mensch mit sich alleine, 1878)

You have probably been taught that you have five fingers. But what is important (to understand the finger are not the fingers themselves, but the relations between them.

(Gregory Bateson, An ecology of Mind)

Personal motivation

I was lucky to have been given a generous portion of optimism and unlimited renewable curiosity. I am one of those people who like finding and inventing new things, breaking out of routines and one’s comfort zone and I am a fan of putting obstacles in my way with the goal to climb them afterwards.

I wish us a world in which people consider themselves as part of a larger whole and where different cultures and clusters would base their way of thinking and their actions less on the differences and more on their common points.

Educational background

I hold a Bachelor in German and Russian language and culture (University of Lausanne) and a Master in Russian-German cultural transfer studies (Freiburg and Moscow): a programme which I can highly recommend. I took several courses in cultural diplomacy, facilitation methods, videography, journalism and communication. Languages: German, English, Russian, French, Spanish

"Most of what makes up our personal picture of the world we have never seen with our own eyes: our knowledge comes to us from a distance, we are televiewers, telehearers, teleknowers.”  

(Max Frisch, Stiller, 1954!)

"People put limitations on their creativity, believing they have to rely on what they know and what they have done. (...)

Free is not the one who can do what he wants, but the one who can think what he wants." 

(Bertrand Piccard, Face your Fears, 2015)

„Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.

Vaceslav Havel