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What keeps our society together?

Michael Göring, ZEIT-Stiftung, welcomes the audience, Foto: Carolin WeinkopfKeynote address by Simon Güntner, Photo: Carolin WeinkopfEvelyn Seibert, Photo: Carolin WeinkopfThe discussants (le. to. ri.) Julia Jarass, Simon Güntner, Martina Bauer, Van Bo Le-Mentzel, Evelyn Seibert, Photo: Carolin WeinkopfMartina Bauer, Photo: Carolin WeinkopfVan Bo Le-Mentzel, Photo: Carolin WeinkopfJulia Jarass, Photo: Carolin WeinkopfQuestions from the audience, Photo: Carolin Weinkopf
Michael Göring, ZEIT-Stiftung, welcomes the audience, Foto: Carolin Weinkopf
Keynote address by Simon Güntner, Photo: Carolin Weinkopf
Evelyn Seibert, Photo: Carolin Weinkopf
The discussants (le. to. ri.) Julia Jarass, Simon Güntner, Martina Bauer, Van Bo Le-Mentzel, Evelyn Seibert, Photo: Carolin Weinkopf
Martina Bauer, Photo: Carolin Weinkopf
Van Bo Le-Mentzel, Photo: Carolin Weinkopf
Julia Jarass, Photo: Carolin Weinkopf
Questions from the audience, Photo: Carolin Weinkopf

The gap between the rich and the poor also opens up in Germany. Political, economic and social contradictions collide and endanger social cohesion in our modern society. Although this cohesion is of such great importance for the stability of a community and democracy. The ZEIT Foundation Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius and the Veranstaltungsforum Holtzbrinck Publishing Group will address this issue with the series of events "What keeps our society together?". The series of events started in 2017.

Topic "Living together. New strategies and opportunities for the cities" - 5 December 2018

The population of the cities is growing. The use and optimization of the available space is therefore becoming increasingly important. Concepts such as that of the "smart city" are intended to make cities more participative, and thus more sustainable and liveable.But how do you best meet the requirements of urban conurbations? What can architecture and urban planning do to meet the growing demand for quality of stay in public spaces? Which "spaces" for the coexistence of the people and the social cohesion we need?

Panelists: 

  • Prof. Simon Günther, Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Planning, Vienna University of Technology
  • Dr. Julia Jarass, Institute of Transport Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • Prof. Regine Leibinger, architect, Barkow Leibinger Berlin, memberof the board of trustees of the IBA 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart
  • Van Bo Le-Mentzel, architect, founder of the association Tiny House University and winner of the 2015 ZEIT Knowledge Prize - Courage for Sustainability

Moderation: Evelyn Seibert, correspondent SWR, ARD-Hauptstadtstudio

Till Nassif, Photo: Peter HimselAndreas Wilkes, Michael Göring and the discussants, Photo: Peter HimselMichael Göring, ZEIT-Stiftung, Photo: Peter HimselReiner Haseloff, Photo: Peter HimselTill Nassif, Jule Specht, Photo: Peter HimselThe audience, Photo: Peter HimselTill Nassif and the discussants Jule Specht, Sharon Dodua Otoo, Reiner Haseloff, Photo: Peter HimselPhoto: Peter HimselSharon Dodua Otoo, Photo: Peter HimselPhoto: Peter Himsel
Till Nassif, Photo: Peter Himsel
Andreas Wilkes, Michael Göring and the discussants, Photo: Peter Himsel
Michael Göring, ZEIT-Stiftung, Photo: Peter Himsel
Reiner Haseloff, Photo: Peter Himsel
Till Nassif, Jule Specht, Photo: Peter Himsel
The audience, Photo: Peter Himsel
Till Nassif and the discussants Jule Specht, Sharon Dodua Otoo, Reiner Haseloff, Photo: Peter Himsel
Photo: Peter Himsel
Sharon Dodua Otoo, Photo: Peter Himsel
Photo: Peter Himsel

Topic "Identitiy and Identification. Heimat in Transition" - 10 October 2018

A joint homeland does unite us. But what are we talking about when discussing homeland and identification? Is it a geographical area or is it a feeling? Can we find an all of society agreed definition for "Heimat" when the term is strongly linked to personal sentiments and how important is a shared understanding of identity for the cohesion of society?

Panelists

  • Dr. Reiner Haseloff, Minister-President of Saxony-Anhalt 
  • Sharon Dodua Otoo, mother, authoress and activist of Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland e.V. (Initiative Black People in Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Jule Specht, Institute for Psychology, Humboldt University Berlin

Moderation: Till Nassif, TV-Moderator

 

Nina Smidt, ZEIT Foundation welcoming the guests, photo: Phil DeraStefan Schmidt sings with the audience, photo: Phil DeraModerator Nadine Kreutzer, photo: Phil DeraStefan Schmidt, Sookee, Michael Barenboim and moderator Nadine Kreutzer (left to right), photo: Phil DeraSookee, photo: Phil DeraMichael Barenboim, photo: Phil DeraStefan Schmidt, photo: Phil DeraSookee and Michael Barenboim, photo: Phil DeraQuestions and answers from the audience, photo: Phil Deraphoto: Phil Dera
Nina Smidt, ZEIT Foundation welcoming the guests, photo: Phil Dera
Stefan Schmidt sings with the audience, photo: Phil Dera
Moderator Nadine Kreutzer, photo: Phil Dera
Stefan Schmidt, Sookee, Michael Barenboim and moderator Nadine Kreutzer (left to right), photo: Phil Dera
Sookee, photo: Phil Dera
Michael Barenboim, photo: Phil Dera
Stefan Schmidt, photo: Phil Dera
Sookee and Michael Barenboim, photo: Phil Dera
Questions and answers from the audience, photo: Phil Dera
photo: Phil Dera

Topic "The Language of Music. Inclusive or Exclusive?", 16 May 2018

Music is an important "place" of meeting, interacting, understanding and listening, mostly together with other people. How inclusive or exclusive can music be? What impact does the importance of music, artists and their works have on the cohesion of a society? 

Michael Barenboim, violinist and head of the department for chamber music, Edward-Said Academy
Stefan Schmidt, pianist and head of the Straßenchor Berlin e.V.Berlin)
Sooke, Rap Musician

Moderation: Nadine Kreutzer, journalist

 

Photo: VeranstaltungsforumProf. Göring, chairman of the board of directors, ZEIT-Foundation welcomes the guest, photo: Peter HimselKeynote speaker Norbert Lammert, photo: Peter HimselPhoto: Peter HimselNorbert Lammert, Titus Dittmann, Gyde Jensen, Evelyn Seibert (left to right), photo: Peter HimselAudience, photo: Peter HimselDiscussants: Peter HimselQuestion of Nina Smidt, ZEIT Foundation , photo: Peter HimselQuestion of Martin Patzelt, photo: Peter HimselNorbert Lammert in a discussion with guests, photo: Peter Himsel
Photo: Veranstaltungsforum
Prof. Göring, chairman of the board of directors, ZEIT-Foundation welcomes the guest, photo: Peter Himsel
Keynote speaker Norbert Lammert, photo: Peter Himsel
Photo: Peter Himsel
Norbert Lammert, Titus Dittmann, Gyde Jensen, Evelyn Seibert (left to right), photo: Peter Himsel
Audience, photo: Peter Himsel
Discussants: Peter Himsel
Question of Nina Smidt, ZEIT Foundation , photo: Peter Himsel
Question of Martin Patzelt, photo: Peter Himsel
Norbert Lammert in a discussion with guests, photo: Peter Himsel

Topic "Attitude and Firmness. Tomorrow's or Yesterday's Qualities?" - 31 January 2018

Society as a whole needs nurturing, but can this be implemented in a society with strong individual characters and their interests? We also want to investigate the question of violence in society and what joint connective forces exist that can counteract violence - be it verbal or physical.

Panelists

Titus Dittmann, social entrepreneur and founder skate-aid
Gyde Jensen, youngest female member of the German Bundestag
Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, former president of the German Bundestag and chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

Moderation: Evelyn Seibert, Correspondent SWR of ARD-Hauptstadtstudio

 

Information

05 December 2018
7 pm
Kalkscheune, Johannisstr. 2, 10117 Berlin

Topic
Living together. New strategies and opportunities for the cities?

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