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Opening up the future

In this cycle, we bring together voices from philosophy and literature which will help us to think about how we can live together in uncertain times.

The pandemic has drawn attention to human vulnerability and the urgent need to rethink our relationship with a world that has shown its limits. After warning for decades about the serious effects of mindless growth on the planet, scientific discourse has now gained quite a lot of ground in the public domain. The humanities have also been essential in thinking about possible futures that are opened when questioning the course society is taking. The voices of philosophers, writers, and artists are also present in interpreting what we have experienced and in looking for a way out. Leaving space for doubt does not mean shutting down the imagination but stopping time long enough for us to be able to open up the future. How can we remake the world? What role will philosophy, literature, and art have in this task?


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