Friday, 30th of September - Emergence
13:00 SOCIAL WELCOME
Up on arrival, you'll get a quick welcoming event to get familiar with the environment, socialize and exchange while eating your favorite type of sandwitche (we hope :p) and other snacks!
14:00 Introduction & Opening : Joachim Zweynert -> DIVING IN... E.001
What exactly do we mean when speaking of crises? Are crises pathological states of emergency calling for immediate action (in order to be "fixed") or are they rather the turning points in processes of socio-economic change (for better or worse)? Are we currently really "surfing from crisis to crisis" or are we experiencing one major transformational crisis, a shift towards a new socio-economic paradigm? These are big questions, and I do not pretend to have answers to them. But asking them will hopefully be useful as a starting point of the conference.
16:00 Erica Pasini -> KEYNOTE: The people Want it: THE WAR IN UKRAINE E.001
The presentation is aimed at unpacking the Ukrainian crisis through the application of the theoretical framework known as critical geopolitics. The presentation will use geo-historical, geo-economic, geo-political as well as geo-strategic approaches to shed light on the narratives that have been used by all sides to construct their understanding of the crisis and spread it to the public. The lecture will focus on the positionality of the different actors involved in the crisis asking critical question on the relationship between interests and the unfolding of events. While awareness of the complexity of the crisis is necessary in order to find suitable entry points for negotiations and avoid falling into the trap of othering, polarization and the “us vs them” discourse, it is clear that awareness of complexity has been the first casualty of the crisis. As a simpler, very polarizing discourse was manufactured, hopes of successful negotiations aimed at resolving the conflict faded, which opened the door to intractability.
18:00 Zweynert, Pasini, Ehnts & Machin -> PANEL Discussion I: WAR IN DIFFERENT EYES E.001
19:30 DINNER E.022a/b
Time for Dinner, enjoy your meal :)
20:30 SOCIAL GATHERING
It's time to talk and exchange as well as a ... QUIZ maybe :p