Reforming Presents ©Lucas Cranach Throughout the Reformation Year 2017, this site offers trendsetters and thought leaders a place to present their notions of change and innovation. What are the potentials and needs for current and future-oriented “reformations”? #reform! Bina Shah Bina Shah, author and journalist advocating a re-understanding of the feminist movement. #reform! Marion Ackermann Marion Ackermann, General Director of the Dresden State Art Collections, defines museums as places of common reflection and mutual enlightment. #reform! José Luis Villacañas Spanish historian and philosopher José Luis Villacañas on the timeliness of the spirit of the Reformation. #reform! Lucia Ronchetti Lucia Ronchetti is a composer of both, modern opera and works for choir and orchestra. José Manuel Mora Dramatist and author José Manuel Mora on transformation and reform in the management of spoken theatre. #reform! Ana Ruiz Ana Ruiz is a Germanist with a focus on intercultural studies in the Department of Philosophy and Humanities at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid. Graphik: Goethe-Institut #Reform! Fernando Vallespín Spanish political scientist Fernando Vallespín on the necessity of change in his field. #reform! Richard Bartlett Richard D. Bartlett, born in 1978, is one of the cofounders of Loomio, an New Zealand based open source software tool for collective decision-making. #reform! Anna Guenther Anna Guenther co-founded New Zealnds first crowdfunding platform. #reform! Joan Magrané Young spanisch composer Joan Magrané reflects upon the relation between the Word, music, and inwardness. #reform! Paolo Restuccia Director, author, and host, Paolo Restuccia on the value of arts. #reformieren! Giacomo Marramao Giacomo Marramao ranks among the most prominent contemporary Italian philosophers. ©ZKM #reform! Peter Weibel Professor Dr. Peter Weibel, head of the Center for Art and media Technology in Karlsruhe since January 1999. ©Daniel Müller #reform! Markus Beckedahl Markus Beckedahl is a well known cyberpolitical activist in Germany. He edits the blog netzpolitik.org. ©Seyran Ateş #reform! Seyran Ateş The renowned lawyer, author and women’s rights activist Seyran Ateş is in the process to establish a liberal mosque in Berlin. ©Tom Kimmig #reform! Christian Stückl He reformed the Oberammergau Passion Play. As director of the Volkstheater Munich he founded the theater festival „radikal jung“. Monsudar Publishing LLC #reform! Enkhbat Rozoon Enkhbat Rozoon is one of the leading publishers, booksellers, and intellectuals in Mongolia. More about Photo: © asisi The Reformation celebrates its 500th anniversary No spark of enthusiasm for the present “Successful experiment” or “grandiose self-deception”? Opinions on the success of the events to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation vary tremendously. ©Goethe-Institut Reforming the Present Interview with Peter Weibel Interview with Peter Weibel, since 1999 Chairman and CEO of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe about Faith in Images; the ordinary and the sublime; and The dream of Universalism. ©Wikimedia Commons Reforming the Present Dacia Maraini on power and reform According to Dacia Maraini, Martin Luther represents the revolutionary side of Christianity, which is also associated with names like Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi. Instead of taking the chance of constant renewal, the church answered to all reformatory tendencies with the power of ecclesiastical dogma. Photo: © Andrea Wöhr Reforming the present Secularization and Globalization Starting with various scenarios of secularization, Giacomo Marramao describes the current surrogate function of religion. The philosopher proposes a universalism of differences and a politics consisting in the translation of various ethics and ways of life. Photo: © Hartmut Burggrabe REFORMING THE PRESENT Luther’s Intellectual Revolution Martin Luther is to be considered as a hero of moral conviction. He proclaimed the necessity of reciprocal responsibility and of thinking with conviction about all things new. © Goethe-Institut Reforming the Present Interview with Christian Stückl Leading off this medley of ideas by doers, thinkers, and innovators is Christian Stückl, who is, among many other engagements, director of the Oberammergau Passion Play and artistic director of the Münchner Volkstheater. Photo (detail): © Playmobil Martin Luther A Superstar with a Dark Side The anniversary of the Reformation is coming up in 2017 and Martin Luther is the subject of much debate. Can you celebrate Luther and at the same time maintain a critical distance to him? Photo (Screenshot, detail): © Evangelische Jugend in Bayern The Reformation in 76 Seconds When Martin Luther saw the light The selling of indulgences, the 95 Theses – what was all that again? A short animated film celebrating the Reformation will whet your appetite for more information about Luther.