“We do not live in the sort of universe in which simple lineal control is possible. 
Life is not like that.”

Gregory Bateson


The International Bateson Institute, registered in Stockholm, is a non-profit foundation for transcontextual research in ecology, economy, social change, health, education, and art. The International Bateson Institute supports a new kind of research to encourage and incubate projects that seek to study interaction within complex systems.

The aim of this research is to increase our ability to take into account the many relationships that coexist in any context of living things. In addition to providing much needed perspective to existing research institutions, the findings of the International Bateson Institute projects will be presented as seminars, media, and artistic exhibitions aiming to engage culture and education simultaneously in public spaces, for all ages.  

The International Bateson Institute exists to generate and give access to information that offers a wider vision. The focus of inquiry is on the interrelational dynamics between and among systems.

It can involve recognising how patterns repeat and reflect each other among multiple contexts and across multiple systems – understanding these systems’ maintenance and renewal will be critical in the coming decades.

The underlying premise of the IBI is to address and experiment with how we perceive. Our mandate is to look in other ways so that we might find other species of information and new patterns of connection not visible though current methodologies. We call this information “Warm Data”.