Regular digital content
In the face of coronavirus restrictions, many of our members have taken their programmes online. This page links through to member resources for debates which have now become regularly produced live streams or podcasts, providing you with a quick and easy list of digitalised discussions at your fingertips. To proceed to the new live material lists, click on the language of your choice below.
You can also find additional member debates via our audio/video page, which links through to our members' main online media repositories: https://www.tttdebates.org/audio_video/
The Kreisky Forum (Vienna) and the Freiblickinstitut (Berlin) live streamed their first online debates at the end of April. The Kreisky Forum is also making a series of video broadcasts on both topical and historical themes. Meanwhile, the Einstein Forum (Potsdam) is re-releasing archive footage of recent debates each week on its website (one in English and one in German), has started uploading videos of discussions with its former fellows and will soon be producing new online lectures and discussions.
To keep track of any forthcoming live discussions, we encourage following the Kreisky Forum and the Freiblickinstitut’s Facebook pages, where live activities will be listed as events as they are arranged.
Video broadcasts and re-releases
To keep informed about the Kreisky Forum’s regular video broadcasts, we advise subscribing to their YouTube channel where these videos are uploaded. To follow the re-release of Einstein Forum debates, you can either simply visit their home page every week or subscribe to their newsletter, via which you will be informed as soon as new videos are uploaded. All of the fellows discussions and new online lectures will be moved to the Einstein Forum’s archives folder as new material is posted and will be able to be identified there via the camera symbol next to the event entries.
Almost all of our members publish English-language content as well as media in their own vernaculars. However, the degree to which they work in English varies. In this section, we will, therefore, only provide links to those pages that are either exclusively or overwhelmingly reserved for regularly updated English-language content.
The Academy of Ideas (London) is putting on a significant number of live, Zoom-based online debates, all of which are in English. De Balie (Amsterdam) primarily works in Dutch, but is producing a large amount of live content and has an exclusive listing for English-language events. We recommend looking at these partners’ events pages to keep track of their upcoming live discussions.
The Academy of Ideas is also currently producing a large number of podcasts in a variety of formats (debates, virtual book clubs and philosophical discourse). To listen to or to subscribe to receive these discussions, visit their SoundCloud account via the following link.
Video broadcasts and re-releases
The Einstein Forum (Potsdam) is re-releasing archive footage of recent debates each week on its website (one in English and one in German), has started uploading videos of discussions with its former fellows and will soon be producing new online lectures and discussions. To see the new videos, you can either simply visit the Einstein Forum’s home page every week or subscribe to their newsletter, via which you will be informed as soon as new videos are uploaded. All of the fellows discussions and new online lectures will be moved to the Einstein Forum’s archives folder as new material is posted and will be able to be identified there via the camera symbol next to the event entries.
In Spain, the CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània Barcelona) is bringing as much of its programme online as is possible, resulting in live streams of a number of different activity formats.
The CCCB’s activities mainly take place in Catalan and Spanish, but they also have events in a wide variety of other languages, depending on the speakers involved. The link below will take you to their events page in Spanish (the browsing language can be changed to Catalan or English in the top-right corner of the page), but please double-check the language of each individual event, as the language of the events will not necessarily correspond to the language you are browsing the website in.
Weekly video essays
The CCCB also produces a new video for their Soy Cámara online series every Friday. Produced by the CCCB in collaboration with universities and audiovisual practitioners, this series creates an experimental and participatory space in the internet’s ecosystem that reflects on the most pressing issues in contemporary society and puts a spotlight on the way that images are produced. You can find a full project description and all of the Soy Cámara online videos via the following link. Please note that this link will take you to the Spanish version of the website, but the page’s language can be changed to Catalan or English in the top-right corner of the page.
Our partners in Flanders and the Netherlands are producing a considerable amount of online material in Dutch and Flemish.
Both De Balie (Amsterdam) and deBuren (Brussels) are live streaming a lot of panel discussions and debates. Furthermore, they also host, for example, virtual book clubs and online social sessions featuring live music, casual discussions and digital art formats. The best place to gain an overview of these different activities is via the events sections of their respective websites.
Podcasts and video performances
In addition to their live events, both De Balie and deBuren are regularly uploading podcasts and deBuren is also producing video art, such as its Bezette Stad/Besmette Stad series of videos which extrapolate van Ostaijen’s poetry into the context of the coronavirus lockdown. Both the podcasts and the video uploads can be accessed via the following links.
In Russia, the Sakharov Centre (Moscow) has been adapting to the lockdown by bringing its activities online and delving into new formats.
Live discussions and lectures
The Sakharov Centre is now producing a large number of free-to-attend live discussions and lectures on a variety of themes. In addition to its continuing focus on human rights, freedom, progress and peace, the Sakharov Centre has also started to, for example, focus on the coronavirus’s impact and consequences in a series of quarantine conversations. To find out about and/or follow these live discussions, visit the events page on the Sakharov Centre’s website via the following link.