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Kultursymposium Weimar 2019

Kultursymposium Weimar 2019 © Jörg Gläscher 19 - 21 JUNE

The second international Kultursymposium Weimar, organized by the Goethe-Institut, took place from the 19th to the 21st of June 2019 under the title "Recalculating the Route". More than 500 participants from all over the world came to Weimar to discuss the great upheavals of our time.

All around the world, future pathways are being recalculated. Rapid technological development is producing fundamental changes in society, culture, and the economy, and is introducing unforeseen possibilities and posing many new questions. At the same time, the desire for manageable and easily understandable circumstances seems to be increasing worldwide. Straightforward answers to an increasingly complex world are in high demand, and not only in the political sphere. 


Now stern and threatening, now benign and jocularKultursymposium Weimar 2019 - Die Route wird neu berechnet
© Goethe-Institut


Huang Yi & KUKA

Th/20/June/19:30 - 20:30
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Huang Yi & KUKA© Jacob Blickenstaff

Datafiction | I think I saw her blink

From Tue/18/June/19:00
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I think I saw her blink Datafiction© Julia Steinigeweg

The Manifesto of New Insincerity

We/19/June/21:00 - 21:30
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The Manifesto of New Insincerity MMaC© Most Mechanics Are Crooks

Opening & Keynote with Anab Jain

We/19/June/17:00 - 19:00
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Keynote Anab Jain© Superflux

Aftershow Party

We/19/June/19:30 - 0:00
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KSWE 2016 Party© Jörg Gläscher


More than 70 speakers from more than 35 countries discussed the Kultursymposium's topics from different perspectives accompanied by an interdisciplinary programme of lectures, discussions, participatory discussion formats and artistic interventions. Among others, the speakers of KSWE19 were:

Sarah Chen © Chen

Sarah Chen

Entrepreneur and founder of the Billion Dollar Fund for Women, principal of FedTech | USA/Malaysia

Panashe Chigumadzi © Tarryn Hatchett

Panashe Chigumadzi

Essayist, writer (These Bones Will Rise Again) and founder of Vanguard Magazin | Zimbabwe

Anab Jain © Superflux

Anab Jain

Designer, filmmaker and co-founder of Superflux | Great Britain

Pankaj Mishra © Windham Campbell

Pankaj Mishra

Essayist, literary critic and author (The Age of Anger) | India/Great Britain

Claudia Roth © Konrad Schmidt

Claudia Roth

Vizepräsidentin des Deutschen Bundestages | Deutschland 

Nanjira Sambuli © Sambuli

Nanjira Sambuli

Political scientist and activist (World Wide Web Foundation) | Kenia

Timothy Snyder © Gundersveen

Timothy Snyder

Professor of History at Yale University | USA

Toby Walsh with Baxter © Grant Turner/UNSW

Toby Walsh

Expert for Artificial Intelligence | Australia