The 4th Vienna Humanities Festival will take place from the 26th-29th September 2019, looking at the crisis of democracy and ways of maintaining progressive approaches to the future.
About the festival:
We are in the midst of several interlinked global crises. Long-standing principles of rational politics have given way to ever-increasing emotionalism; democracies seem to be dismantling themselves in the face of authoritarian regimes and fears of economic recession and the effects of new technologies and automation loom large.
Thirty years after the end of communism in Eastern Europe, liberal democracy has long ceased to be a self-evident goal. With so much despair, the prospects for hope are more urgent than ever. How can we move towards realising more desirable futures? And, what are the lessons we can learn from earlier forms of resistance. The fourth Vienna Humanities Festival takes up these burning questions in 40 events which bring together leading figures from the world of academia, art and culture.
Programme of events:
- All of the weekend's talks are free and seating at these events works on a first-come-first-served basis.
- The talks on the 26th and 27th September at the Volkstheater and the Marx Halle are free to attend, but require reservation, links to which are provided in the programme below.
- Entry to the films at the Stadtkino costs €9 and tickets can be reserved via the Stadtkino or online via ntry (where a surcharge of €1.04 is applied).
There is still some time to go till the festival officially starts and we are currently finalising the speakers and events. As soon as we have a complete list of participants and discussions, we will publish a programme here on tttdebates.org which we will concurrently announce on our social media channels.
All of the discussions will be recorded and posted on this page post-festival. You can also keep informed of media content from other TTT debates by following us on our social media and/or media platforms, where we post information on forthcoming events and publish all new recordings
Furthermore, you can look back at all the recordings from the previous three Vienna Humanities Festivals by visiting our online archive at humanitiesfestival.at. Please note that the titles of the debates denote their spoken language and the archive's descriptions are in German.