Europe is facing a new age of schism as it grapples with the enormous challenges brought about by Brexit, Trump and economic crisis. In this year’s Brady Lecture, Professor Brendan Simms explained how Europe arrived at this point by discussing the key roles played by Germany and England.
The Freiraum project is a grassroots movement that aims to build bridges. In 42 cities, Goethe-Instituts and their partners from culture and civil society are addressing questions about Europe. The Carlisle-Thessaloniki city tandem is grappling with the questions: How can isolation be overcome? How can identity become a free space? The focus is on discussions with the residents of both cities.