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Zygmunt Bauman


In this uncertain world living under the dictatorship of an absolute present, ever changing and ephemeral, what role does education play? Zygmunt Bauman puts forth that modern liquid culture is not a culture of learning and accumulation anymore but rather a culture of aloofness, disconnection and forgetting. He warns that, without universal, enriching and life-ling education, public space, that unique space in which people are constantly rendering the individual and the communal, private and collective interests, right and duties, will end up abandoned and destroyed.

Participants: Zygmunt Bauman, Jaume Cela

Related to In Common, The Barcelona Debate, Education

11 March 2013