Kulturhovedstad 2017

22. dec 2016

FO-Aarhus samarbejder med og støtter Kulturhovedstad 2017 med folkeoplysende midler. Læs her om de konkrete arrangementer, som vi er involverede i.

HYPHOTHETICALS: Verdens fremtid til debat: Fire store søndagsarrangementer på Aarhus Teater - præsenteret af Aarhus 2017 og Clement Kjersgaard.

Verden står overfor meget store udfordringer og uenigheden er enorm: Hvilke problemer er de vigtigste? Hvad er løsningerne? Og hvem har ansvaret for gøre tanke til handling?

På fire søndage i 2017 omdannes Aarhus Teater til et forsamlingshus, når Clement Kjersgaard samler en lang række gæster på scenen og i salen. Vi starter om eftermiddagen med de globale perspektiver, og fortsætter om aftenen, hvor vi diskuterer videre i en dansk kontekst.  Det første arrangement finder sted søndag 26. februar med titlen: Vil demokratiet vinde?

I løbet af året kan du blandt andre møde: EU-kommissær Margrethe Vestager, professor Svend Brinkmann, professor Katherine Richardson, forfatter Carsten Jensen, historiker og radiovært Mikael Jalving, professor Eske Willerslev, journalist Noa Redington, fhv. EU-kommissær Connie Hedegaard, aktivist Micah White, formanden for Islands piratparti Birgitta Jonsdottir, debattør Natascha Al-Hariri og videnskabsjournalist Lone Frank.

Alle debatter foregår fra klokken 13.00 til 21.30 på Aarhus Teater. Undervejs er der en spisepause (17-18.30) med buffet.

Vært og moderator: Studievært og redaktør Clement Kjersgaard


Democracy and Dissent  // 26 February 2017

QUERIES: Do we remain convinced that democracy – as we know it – will spread around the globe? Is new technology most useful for those who wish to remain in power or those who wish to challenge them? Will our definition of (and commitment to) democracy be changed by the challenges of the coming decades?

BACKGROUND: Over the last few years, the steady advance of democratic rights has been dramatically eroded in countries around the world – including nations for whom dictatorship and authoritarianism very recently seemed a thing of the past. In both Europe and the US, new political parties have arisen with a force that testifies to the fact that 'ordinary' people hold very strong (and very conflicting) convictions – inhabiting, according to some observers, altogether different 'fact-worlds'.

WHAT WE WANT TO KNOW: How will democracy answer these challenges?


Diversity and Opportunity // 21 Maj 2017

QUERIES: Are we returning to a world of borders? Is it a matter for political action to unite the world – and to favour diversity in all aspects of society? And is the distribution of opportunity – in education, health, work and life – served better by an unfettered global market or by nation states?

BACKGROUND: If for a few decades, globalization was seen to create endless possibilities around the world, the years following the financial crises that struck in 2008 have seen a return to contentious debates about growth and inequality. At the same time, a strong and persistent popular protest against multiculturalism has challenged ‘political correctness’ and ‘elitist internationalism’ for leaving the real world – and most of its inhabitants – behind.

WHAT WE WANT TO KNOW: Who is responsible for making your life better?


Sustainability and Survival // 10 September 2017

QUERIES: Will the human race know how to correct its course, if its own survival is unquestionably endangered? If this is indeed the question put to us by global warming, what is the answer?

BACKGROUND: Seven years after the disappointment that was COP15 in Copenhagen, the nations of the world reached a new solemn consensus about the massive problem of climate change at COP21 in Paris. Yet the politicians are still racing to catch up with the scientists, whose warnings grow only darker month by month.

WHAT WE WANT TO KNOW: Will we make it? If we succeed, how will we do it?


Evolution and Revolution // 27 November 2017

QUERIES: What are the ways in which the world has truly changed over the past 20 years? Have we lost the courage to imagine what the future holds? Will we – when we do move – go fast or slow, alone or together?

BACKGROUND: The global culture that has arisen over the past 30 years celebrates 'disruption' and 'innovation', glorifies the 'rebels' and the 'renegades' for 'breaking barriers' and 'thinking outside the box'. Yet when things suddenly DO change, in unexpected ways, we seem surprised – and we struggle to sort the insignificant from the substantial.

WHAT WE WANT TO KNOW: What is ‘change’?