Carolin EmckePhoto: Andreas Labes
Carolin Emcke, Photo: Andreas Labes 
Streitraum with Carolin Emcke and guests
Streitraum with Carolin Emcke and guests 

Streitraum 2017/18
»Knowledge and Power«

Carolin Emcke and guests

For a long time it was an accepted truism that whoever possesses knowledge and education also possesses power and status. Conversely, access to knowledge and education was held to be a form of redistribution and a way out of powerlessness. »Streitraum« 2017/18 wants to investigate what remains of these assumptions today. For, obviously, very different confi gurations also apply: with Brexit and the election of Donald Trump it would appear that ignorance (or even downright lying) is astonishingly powerful. The explicit anti-intellectualism of various populist movements pursues a systematic attack on institutions of knowledge transfer such as universities, cultural foundations and the theatre. In a time when digital media facilitate access to knowledge faster and broader than ever before, they are only one of the areas of confl ict where knowledge and ignorance, as well as power and powerlessness, are being negotiated. How unequal or unfair is the distribution of knowledge? What are the root causes of the lack of social mobility in a society? How do radical political movements and networks, but also authoritarian, chauvinistic regimes, succeed so powerfully in propagating and orchestrating their ideologies and crimes? Which technological and aesthetic counter-strategies can be utilised against the dissemination of lies, defamation and hate? Are violent confl icts increasingly shifting into the sphere of cyber-warfare? And what does that mean for the ability to criticise them? In the 2017/18 season »Streitraum« wants to place these very different phenomena in the spotlight: the social issue of inequality as well as questions about authoritarian regimes and the »invisibles« in society – and the types of power arrangements they create.

Performances 2017/18

Carolin Emcke im Gespräch mit Bethany Wiggin (Professorin für Environmental Humanities und Mitbegründerin des Projekts DataRefuge) und Ulf Buermeyer (Vorsitzender der Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte)

Carolin Emcke im Gespräch mit Andreas Heinz (Direktor Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Charité), Tobias Kurth (Leiter des Instituts für Public Health, Charité) und Marion Lieser (Geschäftsführerin Oxfam)

Carolin Emcke im Gespräch mit Édouard Louis (französischer Autor)

Carolin Emcke im Gespräch mit Julian Junk (Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung), Heike Kleffner (Journalistin und Expertin für rechte Gewalt) und Behnam T. Said (Autor und Islamwissenschaftler)

Carolin Emcke im Gespräch mit Seyran Ates (Autorin und Rechtsanwältin), Sabine Kräuter-Stockton (Oberstaatsanwältin Saarbrücken), Thomas Krüger (Präsident der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung) und Paula-Irene Villa (Professorin für Gender Studies, LMU München)

Carolin Emcke im Gespräch mit Andreas Bernard (Autor und Professor an der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg)

Carolin Emcke in conversation with Antonia von der Behrens (lawyer for the joint plaintiffs), Petra Pau (representative from Die Linke political party at the parliamentary enquiry into the NSU) and Annette Ramelsberger (legal correspondent for the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper)

Carolin Emcke im Gespräch mit Imran Ayata (Autor und Campaigner), Günter Seufert (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik), Zeynep Kivilcim (Fellow des Wissenschaftskollegs zu Berlin)

Carolin Emcke im Gespräch mit Bernard E. Harcourt (Autor und Professor für Rechts- und Politikwissenschaften an der Columbia University)

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