»Mensch Macht Moderne« – programme overview for the lecture and panel discussion series

During the Presidium’s panel discussion series entitled »Mensch Macht Moderne«, members of the University Council at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar as well as representatives from the fields of politics, culture, and media will consider questions central to Bauhaus from a present-day perspective and discuss these with students. The events are open to the public; interested parties are warmly invited to attend.

The series will take place on Wednesday evenings during the Bauhaus.Semester and look at the topics of »autonomy« and »responsibility« in modern society. The focus will be on current developments relating to Bauhaus: what responsibility do people and media bear with regard to questions of digitalisation and automation? What power does science have in the age of modernity? How political was the Bauhaus and how political should the Bauhaus Centenary be? In the exchange with internal and external discussion partners, topics are to be examined from different perspectives and critically reflected upon in order to discuss what consequences and opportunities for action exist and how current developments can be used, but also abused.

High-ranking guests expected at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Peter Frey (Editor-in-Chief, ZDF), Boris Lochthofen (Director, MDR broadcasting studio in Thuringia), Stefan Kornelius (Head of the International Section, Süddeutsche Zeitung), Klaus Eck (social media pioneer), and Patricia Espinosa (Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) are among the invited guests.

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