Conference "Cultures of We" on 13 September 2017

Inequality, losses of power, and questions of belonging – the promises made by narratives of globalisation have turned into doubt and insecurity. Nationalism and populism are gaining ground, while the great challenges of our time can still only be solved globally. Is a world that is not divided into us” and them” at all conceivable?

Artists, people working in the field of culture and academics will be addressing these questions concerning the future and a sense of community at the Cultures of We” conference. Do national identities stand in the way of a global world community? Is culture a key for the development of ideas towards global togetherness? Is there a future for multilateralism? How are current debates on nationalism and populism seen outside Europe? Invited guests will discuss visions for the future in workshops, looking at international and transnational communities, global political trends, the influence of culture and the question as to the role of technology for future cooperation.

Participants include Farida Shaheed, Oussama Rifahi and Evgeny Morozov. Chandran Nair, founder of the Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT) think tank, will open this international conference.

The conference panels and the public evening event 7 Billion Voices in a Multipolar World” (7.30 pm) are held in English.