International symposium

© Jörg Gläscher
© Jörg Gläscher

"Recalculating the Route" - 19 to 21 June 2019


Across times and cultures, people have faced the challenge of navigating unknown waters, finding their bearings in changing situations and developing new opportunities for action. Today, technical possibilities and societal scopes of action are perhaps as broad as ever. Nevertheless, there is uncertainty about the values and normative foundations which are to ensure successful orientation in the future.

The Goethe-Institut is organizing an international cultural symposium in Weimar from 19 to 21 June 2019 under the title "Recalculating the Route". Participants from all over the world are coming to Weimar to talk about the great upheavals of our era.
The symposium will focus on four key areas of discussion:
ORIENT//ATION In an increasingly complex world, how can we ensure we don’t lose perspective?
AUTO//NOMY How can we retain authorship over our lives in the face of rapid technological change?
RE//GRESSION World politics in reverse - are we currently witnessing the dawn of a new political era?
DIGI//NOMICS What will drive the economy of tomorrow and beyond?

The E-Werk serves as a festival center. In addition, some of the events take place at other locations in Weimar.

The Kulturymposium Weimar is a series of events organized by the Goethe-Institut which provides a platform to discuss the social issues that affect us globally. The second issue is made possible by the following companies from the Economic Advisory Board of the Goethe-Institut, among others: Bertelsmann (premium partner), Volkswagen (mobility partner and sponsor), the Lufthansa Group, Siemens AG, TRUMPF and WÜRTH. The events will also be supported by the BMW Group, BASF SE and Continental AG. Media partners are 3sat, Deutschlandfunk Kultur and brand eins.