What may we hope?
Lecture & debate

What may we hope?

Start date

Tuesday 29 Sep 2020, 16:00

End date

Tuesday 29 Sep 2020, 17:30

Serre, Erasmus Paviljoen en online

An impending economic crisis, a major ecological disaster and the spreading coronavirus; not the brightest start of the academic year. At the same time, however, it is in times of crisis that hope seems to shine more than ever; through spontaneous actions of solidarity or by sketching a better future under the motto 'Never waste a good crisis'. 

During this event, we will examine what we - freely according to the philosopher Kant - 'may hope for'. Is there light at the end of the tunnel? Is there hope for a fair world with more social and economic equality? Can we stop climate change? Is there reason to think that 'the new normal' will be better than the old normal and if so, why?  

Dr. Katharina Bauer (Erasmus School of Philosophy) on different kinds of hope and the chances for a fragile hope versus a radical hope. 
Prof. Derk Loorbach (DRIFT) about seizing the corona crisis for a radical system change and the (im)possibilities for an economic and ecological transition.

Would you like to join this programme? Reserve a spot in the conservatory of the Erasmus Paviljoen. Because there is only a limited space available with 1.5 metres distance, we also present this programme online. Are the tickets sold out or does attending online fit in better with your agenda? Then book a ticket for the live stream and we will send you the link a day in advance. Reservation via our Stager shop.

More information

Katharina Bauer and Derk Loorbach on what we may hope for in times of corona. 

Date: September 29th
Time: 16:00 hrs, doors open 15:30 hrs.
Location: Conservatory (Serre), Erasmus Paviljoen and online
Tickets: Reservation recommended due to limited space and/or sending the link for digital participation.
Language: This programme is in English.
Moderation: Willem Scholten
Entrance: Free