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Repairing the Future

Writers and Thinkers for Another World

Throughout the summer of 2020 BOZAR takes a look into our future through conversations with leading authors, scientists and philosophers. Every Wednesday night via videolink in an empty Henry Leboeuf Hall - corona and all that. But we will look unflinchingly beyond, to imagine what our world afterwards could look like. Discover the complete line-up below.

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Have the climate crisis and the coronavirus taken away our future? “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,” declared Greta Thunberg to world leaders. “How dare you!” We often live from day to day and think no further ahead than tomorrow, let alone dare to dream about what the world will or should look like in a few years’ time. As soon as we peer out of our small cocoon of survival in these times of Corona, we are overcome with anxiety and doom scenarios about the political, economic and cultural landscape post-covid.

More than ever humankind needs a distant horizon full of dreams, stories, possibilities and inspiring visions of the future. We want to go beyond mere hope. Artists and scientists can help us, as they necessarily look further ahead than today or tomorrow. For them, the future means imagination and improvement. On the blank page or screen they suddenly create new panoramas. Is 2020 going to be the new year zero?

With the video interview series Repairing the future, BOZAR wants to give a new impetus to thinking about the future by giving a platform to scientists, artists and thinkers from different fields. Economics, ecology, mobility, architecture are all covered, as well as beauty and solace. To conclude the series, a panel of young people look ahead to their own future.

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Each conversation will be streamed at 8 pm and will be available on our Youtube channel and our website and those of our partners. 

01.07.2020
Author Paolo Giordano (Italy) in conversation with Annelies Beck

08.07.2020
Economist Thomas Piketty (France) in conversation with Béatrice Delvaux and Jeroen Zuallaert

15.07.2020
Author Olivia Laing (UK) in conversation with Annelies Beck

22.07.2020
Philosopher Felwine Sarr (Senegal) in conversation with Safia Kessas

29.07.2020
Political philiosopher Srećko Horvat (Croatia) in conversation with Karl Van den Broeck

05.08.2020
Climate scientist Valérie Trouet (Belgium/US) in conversation with Annelies Beck

12.08.2020
Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz (US) in conversation with Ewald Pironet

19.08.2020
Author Mazen Maarouf (Palestine/Iceland) in conversation with Chris Keulemans

26.08.2020
Architect Rem Koolhaas (Netherlands) in conversation with Michel Versmissen

02.09.2020
Philosopher and sociologist Edgar Morin (France) in conversation with Béatrice Delvaux

09.09.2020
Youth Panel

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An initiative of BOZAR, Knack and Le Soir.

In collaboration with : La Première (RTBF) – Les Grenades, Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Redelijk Eigenzinnig & VUB Crosstalks, Leerstoel Mahmoud Darwish, De Bezige Bij, Coopération Education Culture (CEC), Kunstencentrum Vooruit, A+ Architecture In Belgium.

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  • Repairing the Future

    Paolo Giordano

    With the video interview series Repairing the future, BOZAR wants to give a new impetus to thinking about the future by giving a platform to scientists, artists and thinkers from different fields. Economics, ecology, mobility, architecture are all covered, as well as beauty and solace. In this episode journalist Annelies Beck talks to Italian writer Paolo Giordano.

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