Digital talk series: 09 April, 18:00
Dear Harald Welzer, how does the Corona crisis influence the future?
#FuturiumForum: One-off State of Emergency – and Then Back to Normality? This is the title of a new series of talks by Futurium. First guest is the sociologist and social psychologist Harald Welzer. On Thursday, April 9, starting at 6:00 pm, the talk will be available here.
About the talk series
How does the view of the future change in a state of emergency? The corona pandemic and the way we deal with it shake up many things that otherwise seemed self-evident to us. The digitizability of life, recognition for everyday heroes and the social significance of culture, sport and nightlife - all this and much more is being put to the test. Where do social imbalances reveal themselves? Which foundations of everyday life are indispensable? What is really important to us when it really matters? And what consequences will people draw in the future? We want to discuss these questions in 30-minute digital talks with people from science, politics, business, civil society and the creative scene.
Guest of the evening
The sociologist and social psychologist Harald Welzer teaches transformation design at the European University of Flensburg. As Director of the Futurzwei Foundation - Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit, he is familiar with looking ahead. He also sees opportunities in the Corona crisis: "We are in a situation where we can't even say what tomorrow or next week will be," he recently said in an interview with ARD television. And if you can't look into the future, it's good to look at the present. With this in mind, we want to talk to Harald Welzer about the significance for democracy, to take a closer look at the digitalization of our lives and to look at the significance for the climate debate.
The conversation with Futurium director Stefan Brandt will be recorded and will be available here from Thursday, 9 April at 18:00.