FOCUS 2018 – WE NEED TO DISAGREE

New year, new subject: The 15th edition will be all about political debate and deliberate contradiction.

We disagree constantly: about how to shape our society, about the relation between freedom and security, about degrees of individuality and solidarity. Polarisation instead of debate, taking sides instead of engagement. 50 years after the struggles for personal liberties and free expression of 1968 we have handed over our societal standards and values to populists and social media filter bubbles. But we need to disagree, to argue: to listen, pause, reconsider, and then speak - and at the same time resist the assault on progressive achievements. 

This year’s focus once again will link specially curated programmes to socio-political discussions.