About us

Towards a larger us world

Larger Us is a community of change-makers who share the aim of bridging divides rather than deepening them, who want to transform relationships rather than defeat enemies, and who recognise that achieving these things is about psychology as much as politics.

Our people

The Team

Our funders

We’re hugely grateful to all our funders past and present – we couldn’t do this work without their support.

Our story

Larger Us started out in 2018 after our founder Alex had been running a campaign for the UK to remain in the EU  – and realised his work was deepening political divides rather than helping to heal them.

As he thought more about political polarisation, he realised it was as much about our states of mind as the state of the world – whether we feel threatened or secure, whether we empathise with people or demonise them, what kind of stories we use to make sense of the world and our place in it.

That became the seed for our predecessor organisation, the Collective Psychology Project, which published its first report, A Larger Us, in 2019, pulling together ideas from over 200 conversations about the borders between our inner and outer worlds with psychologists and politicians, counsellors and campaigners, psychiatrists and peacebuilders.

We became Larger Us in early 2021, when we realised that we wanted to go much further than just publishing research – and instead become a co-created space for learning, sharing ideas, and asking the biggest questions about how we become a larger us rather than a them-and-us at a moment when everything depends on our ability to come together at all levels from neighbourhoods to nations.

Our guide, Building a larger us: five questions for change-makers, was launched in 2022, bringing together everything we’ve learned so far.

We’re based in the UK but our community is international – and we’d love to have you involved too! Click here to find out more…

 

Podcasts

The Larger Us Podcast

Want to hear from pathfinding change makers who are pioneering ways of driving change in ways that bring us together rather than dividing us? Check out our podcast!

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