Start of the »Mensch Macht Moderne« panel discussion series at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

On Wednesday, 7 November 2018, the first panel discussion in the »Mensch Macht Moderne« series will take place in the Oberlichtsaal at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Wolfgang Tiefensee, the Thuringian State Minister of Economy, Science and the Digital Society, has been invited to discuss the topic of »Digitalisation and Social Responsibility«.

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 the Bauhaus from a present-day perspective and discuss these with students.

The series will take place on Wednesday evenings during the Bauhaus.Semester and look at the subjects of »autonomy« and »responsibility« in modern society. The focus will be on current developments relating to the 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 or how political must the Bauhaus anniversary 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.

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

Start of the »Mensch Macht Moderne« panel discussion series: »Digitalisation and Social Responsibility«

Wolfgang Tiefensee will discuss with Prof. Henning Schmidgen (Professorship of Theory of Media Worlds) and Prof. Benno Stein (Professorship of Web Technology and Information Systems), both of whom are from the Faculty of Media. The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Jutta Emes (Vice President for Internationalisation and Digitalisation).

7 November 2018, 7 pm
Oberlichtsaal, Main Building at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 8, 99423 Weimar