Dr. Dieter Duhm, psychoanalyst, sociologist and author, is a pioneering thinker who has dedicated his life to healing love, building communities of trust and supported planetary transformation. He developed the Healing Biotopes Plan, a global strategy for a future without war, and co-founded the Tamera Peace Research Center in Portugal, that has been working on a model for a nonviolent and sustainable future society for nearly forty years.
Historian, Author and Psychoanalyst, born in 1942 in Berlin, Germany. He initiated the “Plan of the Healing Biotopes”, a plan for global peace. Beginning in 1967, he was active with the Marxist Left, and was one of the leading figures of the student movement. In 1972, his well-known book, “Angst im Kapitalismus,” (Fear in Capitalism) was published, in which he made clear the link between political revolution and the liberation of the individual.
1975 saw a distancing from the dogmatism of the left, and a shift towards a more thorough and humane alternative. This lead to the establishment of the “Bauhutte” project: a three year social experiment with 40 participants in the Black Forest in Germany. With the theme of “founding a community in our times,” the experiment took on the questions of the origin, meaning, and aim of human existence on planet Earth. From this experiment arose the outlines of a new possibility of existence, with the concepts of “free love,” “spiritual ecology,” and “resonance technology.”
In 1995, together with Theologian Sabine Lichtenfels and others, he founded the Tamera Peace Research Center, in Portugal, which today has more than 160 co-workers. Dieter Duhm has dedicated his life to creating an effective forum for a global peace initiative, which is able to face the destructive forces of capitalist globalization.