Dialog Extrem 25.4.

“Dialog Extrem” is an unconventional kind of discussion. 40 experts sit at 40 tables and want to chat – with you! This year’s topic: fear.

Tuesday, 25th April 2017, 18:3o until 21:30.
Lichthof – TU Berlin Hauptgebäude, Straße des 17. Juni 135


Fear has many faces – separation anxiety, fear of the future, fear for health and phobia. We are all shaped by the menace of terrorism, extremist character and national crises and it seems as if the feeling of fear takes a new social dimension. At the same time personal senses of security are not linked to facts. Besides,  subjective senses of security deal only little with the facts. What is fear? Is fear changing our view towards society and life in the city? What is the influence of fear in architecture? How do we handle fear? What is the responsibility of media? What is the use of facts when the apparent truth is convincing you more? How many restrictions does democracy tolerate? How much security is needed for a state? What is keeping our society together?

Dialog Extrem 2017 invites you to talk about reasons and effects of the actual tendencies of fear. The event aims to describe the subjects complexity and at the same time to support a sensible and exciting analysis. The audiences can book conversations with experts to different topics about fear. Each conversation lasts 25 minutes. But you have to be careful! There are not a lot of tickets and everybody is listening! The ones who missed buying a ticket for a confidental chat in person with one of the experts, have the chance to listen to the broadcasted talks by headphones on eight different audio-channels. Further information at the Dialog Extrem website and in the last year’s audio-archive.

Our students Paulina Barreiro, Jakob Blazejczak, Francesca Ercoli, Maike Häber, Lukas Kesler and Janina Sieber developed a space for the dialogue on fear.

Supervised by Prof. Kerstin Laube, in cooperation with the faculty of Urban Planning and Development, Prof. Jörg Stollmann/Johannes Dumpe and students of architecture, urban planning and sociology.

(c) photo: Lukas Kesler

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