• Events
  • Workshop „Sehnsuchtsorte“

Workshop „Sehnsuchtsorte“

Event

Starts on
14.03.22
Ends on
17.03.22

Villa La Collina

Event access: Internal

Members of Die Junge Akademie are organising the workshop ”Sehnsuchtsorte‟ (Places of Longing). It will take place at the Villa La Collina on Lake Como, a conference centre of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. The thematisation and staging of places of longing in various fields, such as literature, music, art, politics, philosophy, science and society, will be examined and discussed. The participants - active and former members of Die Junge Akademie and external representatives from the fields of science and art - come from a wide range of disciplines. The workshop is thus intended not only to achieve insights into content but also to promote interdisciplinary exchange and stimulate cross-disciplinary research.

In the workshop context, the term 'places of longing' describes future-oriented utopias and backwards-looking nostalgic constructs. In the case of the latter, one might think of the thesis of Paul Taggart. He observes in modern populists the idea of an idealised heartland, which is in danger due to modern developments and must be restored to its full splendour. In the case of utopias, on the other hand - starting with Thomas More - one can think of the hopes and the potential activated by them as a driving force for change and the risks and side effects that arise in attempts to implement them.

Accordingly, it is about the scientific analysis of the places of longing themselves, their concrete design in image or text, and their role as a motor or brake for change and innovation. In addition, the workshop aims at a semantic concretisation of the central term 'place of longing', for example, in distinction to utopia. The workshop will focus on various discussions and changes of perspective, which the lectures and the venue will hopefully stimulate.

more events

    • Workshop „Künstler*innen über Kunst“ ('artists on art')

      Talking about art: For some artists, the linguistic construction of an artistic programme or an artistic position is an inherent part of their work. Others see it as a challenging communicative task to speak and write about their own art in professional contexts or in front of a critical audience. In addition to individual differences, there are also differences specific to art forms and media.

      The aim of this interdisciplinary workshop organised by the Working Group Language is to shed light on the broad field of artistic communication.

      Topics:

      Starts on
      26.03.24
      Ends on
      27.03.24

      Event access: Internal

      Leipzig

    • AcadeMIX 2024

      Meeting format to promote interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary cooperation between young Israeli and German academics

      Topics:

      Starts on
      21.05.24
      Ends on
      23.05.24

      Event access: Internal

      Berlin

    • ALLEA General Assembly 2024

      Annual meeting of the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities

      Topics:

      Starts on
      22.05.24
      Ends on
      23.05.24

      Event access: Internal