Philippa Hughes

Programs: Society, Culture & PoliticsRegions: Germany, United StatesCategory: Analysis

Philippa P.B. Hughes is a social sculptor and creative strategist who produces creative projects that transform society through humanizing and compassionate conversations between people who might not normally meet. She has designed and produced hundreds of unconventional, delightful, and fun activations aimed at building social capital, social cohesion, and social discourse. Her practice prioritizes relationships and encompasses a multi-disciplinary approach that is informed by sociology, psychology, philosophy, political science, community organizing, design thinking, art, and humanities. She leads, a partner in Looking For America, a national series inviting politically diverse guests to break bread and talk to each other face-to-face.

Recent Content


Dortmund & Buffalo

Reflections on Social Divisions & Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States In March and June 2022, the second cohort of the AGI Social Divisions and Questions of …

Either-or? As-well-as?

The logic of hybrid identities and the attempt to break through borders In his last speech as president, Ronald Reagan said, “You can go to France and live there, but …