Together with Kunsthalle Wien, Volksbühne Berlin and Gessnerallee Zürich, Passagen Verlag asks three of its authors to take the virtual stage: publisher Peter Engelmann will talk to Jean-Luc Nancy, Colin Crouch, and Chantal Mouffe about the Corona crisis, its possible consequences and the contribution critical thinking can make to overcoming it.
From Wed 10/6 2020, 7 pm
Passagen Streams #1
Jean-Luc Nancy and Peter Engelmann
The Dark Side of Progress
For the French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, the Corona crisis is a consequence of the capitalist belief in progress, which threatens to plunge the whole of humanity into disaster. Peter Engelmann talks to him about the intellectual change that is necessary to initiate a change of course.
From Thu 11/6 2020, 7 pm
Passagen Streams #2
Colin Crouch and Peter Engelmann
A Way Out of Neoliberalism
The Corona crisis is also a crisis of globalization and multinational institutions. However, the British sociologist and political scientist Colin Crouch considers it an opportunity to break the dominance of neoliberal politics and make globalization more sustainable and fairer.
From Fri 12/6 2020, 7 pm
Passagen Streams #3
Chantal Mouffe and Peter Engelmann
Democracy in Lockdown
The Belgian political scientist and philosopher Chantal Mouffe advocates left-wing populism and a radicalisation of democracy. Peter Engelmann talks to her about the consequences the current pandemic has on the strategies of the left and the possibility of a democratic turnaround in politics.