Wissenschaft und Demokratie / Tanz und Demokratie

2112 Mal gesehen

Datum der Aufzeichnung: 12.04.2012

Ort: TQW / Studios

Im Rahmen von: SCORES No5: CHÁOS




Science and Democracy

The relationship between science and democracy was widely and controversially discussed before 1989, but after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it was increasingly replaced by questions concerning science and economy or science and globalisation. This shift has been premature, because some basic questions – What is democratic about scientific life? What could science contribute to a democratic society? – are as relevant as ever for modern societies.

Today there are various challenges for democracy. And, given that science (like any organised human activity) is not independent of the broader social, political and cultural context in which it takes place, it is appropriate to rethink the relationship between science and democracy.

Michael Hagner is Professor for Science Studies at the ETH Zürich.




Dance and Democracy

Today there seems to be a desire to raise the question of being together again – i.e. in dance actually to take up the question of the company again, after all the years in which the (co-) production structures generated and supported the “hyper-individualised” performer. The question would be how one could develop a language of dance in such a way that a group of dance creators could indeed gather and simultaneously, however, themselves make a contribution to the open, the chaotic and the non-representable of this group: To think of a dance of the open, for a society that is to regard the open, the indefinable, as its future. The lecture attempts to convey some thoughts on such an aesthetic.

Laurent Chétouane is a choreographer and director.


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