Lorenzo Marsili is an activist philosopher and writer, focussing his research and political work on defining and advocating for a future beyond the nation-state. He is the founder of transnational political NGO European Alternatives, of cultural institution Fondazione Rizoma, and was one of the initiators of the pan-European political movement DiEM25. He is an active public speaker and media commentator internationally and was the founding editor of the independent journal Naked Punch Review in London and Beijing. He has degrees in philosophy and sinology from the University of London and his books include Il Terzo Spazio (Laterza, 2017), Citizens of Nowhere (Zed Books, 2018), La tua patria è il mondo intero (Laterza, 2019), and Planetary Politics (Polity Press, 2020). He lives between Palermo and Berlin. At Berggruen Institute, he will work on a new book focussing on the opportunity China presents the West for a redefinition of globalisation and the role of Europe as a laboratory for a new planetary politics.