06.02-13.03.2017

The Barcelona debate: old Europe, new utopias

A CCCB affiliate series of talks
utopia150stretched1

Towards a new Europe With a succession of crises and an ageing population, Europe can feel like it has seen better days. With this series CCCB looks for Europe's new utopias, asking what we can learn from our past achievements and how we can establish new ones moving forwards.
Read more!

22.11.2016

Brexit: a victory for democracy or fact-free politics?

A de Buren & Institute of Ideas affiliate debate
independence day thumb

The will of the people? Populism, post-factual politics or taking back control? de Buren and the Institute of Ideas look at the conduct and the conclusion of the Brexit referendum in this Battle of Ideas satellite debate, asking whether the British people have got what they want or been sold down the river and what it all means for the future of democracy.
Listen to the recording!

22-23.10.2016

Battle of Ideas 2016: free speech allowed

An Institute of Ideas affiliate festival
BattleThumb150

Out of the echo chamber This year's Battle of Ideas focuses on free speech, but looks at a myriad of different areas from Brexit and Trump through to coups in Brazil and Turkey and tensions in and with Eastern Europe. Join 400-plus speakers in London's Barbican for a debating festival of considerable breadth, which demands that its audiences challenge and be challenged! Watch the recordings!

16.06.2016

Should the UK leave the EU?

An Institute of Ideas Debating Matters Competition affiliate debate
Flags 150

Stronger in or taking control? As the UK's EU referendum looms large, two groups of sixth formers come head to head. This debate sees students of Queens’ School & Havering College pushed to get to grips with the focal points of both the pro and anti EU campaigns while bringing in their own arguments for remaining in or leaving the EU.
Read more & listen to the podcast!

04.03.2016

Exit Europe?

A European Alternatives / Talk Real affiliate debate
150 thumb

Splendid isolation? With the issue causing divisions in the government and polls suggesting that the referendum on the UK's continued membership of the European Union is currently too close to call, Talk Real visited London to look both at the referendum itself and at its implications for the rest of Europe.
Watch the recording!

08.02.2016

Towards a new Europe?

A European Alternatives / Talk Real affiliate debate
Varoufakis thumb

Democratise or disintegrate? On the 8th February 2016, Talk Real hosted a special webshow, featuring Lorenzo Marsili, Marisa Matias, Valentina Orazzini, Sławomir Sierakowski and Yanis Varoufakis. On the eve of DiEM 25's launch, this debate looked at European fragmentation and chances for a new Europe.
Watch Talk Real's debate and DiEM 25's launch!

07.11.2010

Battle of Ideas 2016: what is the truth about “post-factual politics”?

On Sunday the 23rd October 2016, the Institute of Ideas and Newsweek held a debate on “post-factual politics”, asking what is the future of experts and whether their prominence doesn’t often remove some of the democratic accountability of decision-making.

This debate formed part of the 2016 edition of the Battle of Ideas debates festival, which you can find more information on via the links below. Other recordings from the Battle of Ideas will be being uploaded in the coming days and weeks and to receive up-to-date information about recordings from both these and other Time to Talk events, you can follow us on our Facebook and/or Twitter accounts, where we regularly publish information about new material.

04.11.2010

Battle of Ideas 2016: the new populism

On Saturday the 22nd October 2016, the Institute of Ideas discussed what is commonly described as the new populism, looking at how new movements are suddenly replacing traditional political parties throughout Europe and the US.

This debate formed part of the 2016 edition of the Battle of Ideas debates festival, which you can find more information on via the links below. Other recordings from the Battle of Ideas will be being uploaded in the coming days and weeks and to receive up-to-date information about recordings from both these and other Time to Talk events, you can follow us on our Facebook and/or Twitter accounts, where we regularly publish information about new material.

20.02.2010

War or utopia

On the 13th February, CCCB hosted Srećko Horvat for a discussion about Europe’s potential futures.

This event formed part of the Old Europe, New Utopias series of discussions, which you can find out more about below.

Discussion / Speakers / Recording / Series

About the discussion:

Europe is on the verge of a tectonic shift. Where does it go from here? Will its future resemble the horrors of its past or can a renewed utopian vision light the way forward? In this lecture, writer and political activist Srećko Horvat offers us a trip through Europe’s possible futures.

Only a year ago, most people believed that Brexit wouldn’t happen and that there was no chance that Donald Trump would become President of the United States.