Prof. Göring, chairman of the board of directors, ZEIT-Foundation welcomes the guest, photo: Carolin Weinkopf
Keynote speaker Andreas Urs Sommer, photo: Carolin Weinkopf
Andreas Urs Sommer, Jutta Allmendinger, Kathrin Röggla, Catherine Newmark (left to right), photo: Carolin Weinkopf
Moderator Catherine Newmark, photo: Carolin Weinkopf
photo: Carolin Weinkopf
Kathrin Röggla and Catherine Newmark, photo: Carolin Weinkopf
Andreas Urs Sommer and Jutta Allmendinger, photo: Carolin Weinkopf
Questions of 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 issue will be discussed in three panel sessions on "Politics and Economy", "Culture and Education","Ethics and values".
The kick-off event deals with what politics and business can do to foster social cohesion. If the unconditional basic income is a viable idea for more social justice, we will soon look enviously to Finland in Germany. Or does the income has to be subject to conditions so that the individual's commitment to social cohesion is not harmed.
Topic "The Value of Values. Stabilization or Polarization?", 10 October 2017
While it is easy to reach agreement on the fundamental importance of values, the question of the hierarchy of values and their importance for a society can quickly lead to bitter disputes. Can the call for values be seen as an indicator of an intact society or an indicator of a society at risk? Is the invocation of a certain canon of values an indicator that the society is at risk and therefore needs self-assurance? Is a society particularly stable when it does not have to assure itself again and again of the values? Or is the controversial exchange of values the obvious proof of an open society?
Panellists of the discussion are: Prof. Dr. Jutta Allmendinger, president, Berlin Social Science Center Kathrin Röggla, authoress and vice president, Akademie der Künste Berlin (Academy of Arts Berlin) Prof. Dr. Andreas Urs Sommer, Institute of Philosophy, University Freiburg
Moderation: Dr. Catherine Newmark, cultural journalist and editor of the magazine Philosophie
Topic "Digitization of Education. Democratization or Exclusion?", 31 May 2017
Dr. Diana Knodel App Camps, photo: Peter Himsel
Hila Azadzoy Kiron Open Higher Education, photo: Peter Himsel
Prof. Dr. Ralf Lankau, photo: Peter Himsel
Dr. Fabian Thunemann, ZEIT-Stiftung welcomes the guest, photo: Peter Himsel
Keynotespeaker Dr. Diana Knodel, photo: Peter Himsel
The diskussion took place in the Radialsystem V in Berlin, poto: Peter Himsel
Diana Knodel, Ralf Lankau, Hila Azadzoy and Uli Blumenthal (left to right), photo: Peter Himsel
photo: Peter Himsel
Statements of the audience, photo: Peter Himsel
A few weeks ago, the writer and translator Mathias Énard demanded an eroticism of knowledge. This year's award winner of the Leipzig Book Prize on European Understanding considers this as a suitable means against the tendency towards isolation of our time. Is education actually the key to more social participation? Will we experience a democratization of knowledge, or will the division into "digital natives" and digital illiterates solidify? What can education contribute to social cohesion? Does the digitalisation of education lead to more social justice or does it deepen the educational injustice of our society?
Panellists of the discussion are
Dr. Diana Knodel, Co-founder of the initiative App Camps, Hamburg and guest professor, Technische Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost, Design Research Lab Universität der Künste Berlin and Internet Ambassador of Germany
Prof. Dr. Ralf Lankau, Fachbereich Medien, Hochschule Offenburg