Please let us have your feedback. We also welcome suggestions for other issues we might tackle.
In 2019, the Battle of Ideas Zurich will return in November. Meanwhile, the next ‘friends of the Zurich Salon’ gathering will discuss identity politics and tribalism in the 21st century, in early February.
The acclaimed Battle of Ideas originated in 2005 – at the university Royal College of Art in London – and it is now held at the world-renowned Barbican, Europe’s largest arts and cultural centre; at which more than 3500 people engage 400 speakers over two days of hot debate. Over the years, the Battle of Ideas has also evolved into an annual two-month international festival of debate that takes place in over 20 cities throughout the UK and Europe, including Zurich. In short, the Battle of Ideas festival challenges speakers and audience alike to „shape the future through debate“. Visit our main Battle of Ideas Festival Zurich page here. Meanwhile, here’s a quick overview of our 2018 Battle of Ideas in Zurich:
Saturday 20 October, 09:00-17:30
University of Zurich, Zentrum Rämistr. 71 8006 Zürich
09:00 – 10:00
Registration and coffee
Welcomes, including musical performance
PLENARY DEBATE: THE FUTURE OF EUROPE IN AN AGE OF POPULISM
ART, MUSIC, PROTEST: THE CULTURAL LEGACY OF 1968
IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP: IS THERE A FUTURE FOR FREE MOVEMENT?
#METOO, ONE YEAR ON: WHERE NEXT FOR FEMINISM?
DO WE NEED AN ‘URBAN REVOLUTION’?
SHOULD WE KEEP RELIGION AND THE STATE SEPARATE? (this session will be in German)
Free cocktail reception
Feel free to contact us with any ideas you may have…