Streit ums Politische 2021/22: »Ruhm«

Heinz Bude and guests
On 20 September, 18 October, 22 November and 6 December 2021

Fame today is bestowed upon the heroes of the resistance, the painters of the invisible and the poets of the improbable. Fame is an exalted form of recognition. Because fame is supposed to be immortal. Someone like Horace sought to use words to erect a monument to himself that is »more lasting than bronze« but ultimately fame is conferred by posterity. Which feats are deserving of fame? Who takes care of the eulogies? How is fame safeguarded? And above all: why has fame once again gained such currency today? A world which contains much that is ephemeral (ecology, capitalism, modern art) seems to give rise to the dream of everlasting life which highlights individuals who have dared something, achieved something or brought something new into the world. Heinz Bude again invites four panellists to debate with him this strange matter of fame.

»Streit ums Politische« is a series of political discussions with Heinz Bude at the Schaubühne. It started in the season 2011 / 12. At the beginning of each new season, on four dates one or more guests discuss different aspects of the chosen topic.

Heinz Bude was born in Wuppertal in 1954, and lives in Berlin since 1974. Since 2000, he has been Professor of Macrosociology at the University of Kassel. Heinz Bude’s work focuses on the changes in social inequality and examines what this means for the self-generated actualities of contemporary societies. In 2014 he published  »Gesellschaft der Angst« (»Society of Fear«), in 2016 »Das Gefühl der Welt. Über die Macht von Stimmungen« (»The Feeling of the World: On the Power of Moods«), in 2018 »Adorno für Ruinenkinder. Eine Geschichte von 1968« (»Adorno for the Post-War Generation«) and in 2019 »Solidarität. Die Zukunft einer großen Idee« (»Solidarity. The future of a great idea«). Last year his novel »Aufprall« (»Impact«) was published which he co-authored with Bettina Munk and Karin Wieland.

In cooperation with Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

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