Sturm und Drang
the New Thinkers Series of the DIA
In this new series we bring together striking personalities and changemakers from Germany and the Netherlands. Sturm und Drang is a platform for new thinkers and pioneers from different disciplines who work on finding solutions for current and future challenges to our societies, like antidemocratic movements, climate change, or digitization. The talks are complemented by music, spoken word or interactive elements, introducing new, inspiring and thought-provoking ways of asking critical questions. There will also be a get-together for further exchange and networking.
Rethinking democracy in times of crisis
Pakhuis de Zwijger (Amsterdam), 1 July 2022
It seems that Western democracies are in a permanent state of crisis. The Corona pandemic, climate change and the rise of authoritarianism deeply challenge democratic norms, concepts and institutions. Do we need to re-think how democracies are organized and how they function? Two eminent scholars who are among the leading thinkers of the history, sociology and philosophy of Western democracy discussed this question with us: the historian Hedwig Richter (München) and the sociologist Willem Schinkel (Rotterdam). Moderation: Mario Daniels (DIA)