Foto: Tolga Bozoglu © EPA
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Goethe-Institut e.V.
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80637 München

Kultursymposium Weimar
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Sharing and exchange are basic human cultural practices. They play as big a role in poor countries as in affluent societies. But when do I share – and with whom? What social and cultural developments emerge from the various forms and manifestations of sharing and exchange? What is the meaning of trust in times of couch surfing and car sharing?

The Kultursymposium Weimar, themed "The Sharing Game: Exchange in Culture and Society," will be searching for answers to these questions. On June 1-3, 2016, it brings together artists, young scholars, and students with experts and thought leaders from around the world. Participants include Yochai Benkler (Harvard), Rachel Botsman (Sydney), Ute Frevert (Berlin), Eva Illouz (Jerusalem), Hartmut Rosa (Jena), Tomáš Sedláček (Prag), Joseph Vogl (Berlin) and Jeremy Rifkin (Washington D.C.).

In addition to classic formats such as lectures and panel discussions, the Kultursymposium also offers World Cafés and Fishbowls, exchange performances, and artistic interventions. The events take place at various venues across Weimar, including the Oberlichtsaal at Bauhaus University and the E-Werk.


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    Since November 2015, eleven Goethe Institutes around the world have been organizing events on the topic of “Sharing and Exchange” as a warm-up to the Kultursymposium Weimar. Cultural traditions, local initiatives, artistic adaptations, and scientific appproaches will contribute new ideas and voices to the symposium.