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Kultursymposium Weimar 2021
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Definitely didn’t miss anything: Presenter Vivian Perkovic in the studio.
Definitely didn’t miss anything: Presenter Vivian Perkovic in the studio. | Photo (detail): © Goethe-Institut e.V.

The FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) generation is constantly worried about missing out on something. Right? The Kultursymposium Weimar has just taken place with many exciting contributions on the topic of “Generations” that absolutely nobody should have missed. The good thing is: You can still watch the contributions in the Mediathek!

The Kultursymposium Weimar was held on 16 and 17 June 2021 online. The international discursive festival explored the topic of “Generations” from a global perspective, with guests from the worlds of culture, academia, commerce, media and politics. One of the highlights of the programme was a conversation with the British behavioural researcher Jane Goodall about “Unknown Pathways. Generations of humans and other apes”. The Dutch historian Rutger Bregman (“Utopias for Realists”) ventured to take a glimpse into the year 2099 and discussed the world that our grandchildren will live in and whether, for example, we will soon all be working only 15 hours per week. The poet and bestselling author JJ Bola (“Mask Off: Masculinity Redefined”), the marriage broker Sima Taparia from the Netflix show “Indian Matchmaking” and 93-year-old German-American sex therapist Ruth Westheimer (“Ask Dr Ruth”) spoke about the changes in our concepts of love, partnership and sexuality from generation to generation.

You can find these and many other exciting contributions in the Mediathek of the Kultursymposium Weimar. Simply not to be missed!