Lukas currently holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from University Witten/Herdecke in Germany and an MA in Critical and Creative Analysis from Goldsmiths College. Previous to his Ph.D., Lukas has worked with European Alternatives to foster a transnational civil society with a focus on radical cities and he has co-founded the curatorial collective super_filme. His Postgrad research at Goldsmiths is funded with a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes).
Lukas’ research about post-progressive radical imaginaries in the Anthropocene is at the intersection of political ecologies, decolonial studies, eco-feminism, and the black radical tradition. In focusing on the global climate strike, he is asking to which extent the climate crisis can be seen as a crisis of the modern political imaginary. The project is a critique of the prevailing colonial environmental imagination and is motivated by the quest for possible alternatives that are able to envision emancipation without the certainty of a better future. In the context of the debate around climate catastrophe, he proposes to shift the focus away from the anticipating logic of prevention towards present-oriented modes of inhabiting catastrophes.