In cooperation with the initiative “Die Offene Gesellschaft” which is organizing open talks since 2015 to animate citizens to participate in politics, the Schauspiel Stuttgart hosts a same-titled series of events. Once per month we are welcoming the audience to join a discussion with experts from culture, science and politics.
On schedule with the inauguration of Donald Trump Schauspiel Stuttgart invited to talk about populism and its consequences on January 20, 2017.
Dramatization, emotionalization, reduction of complexity and personalization are part of populistic logic – but is populism by itself a danger for democratic systems or does it only indicate – like a seismograph – disregarded problems? What is populism and how is it functioning? Where, how and why are these mechanisms taking effects and what can be set against it?
Die Offene Gesellschaft: Election Year 2017: Facts or Feelings?
With: Dr. Felix Heidenreich (political scientist, Universität Stuttgart)
and Gari Pavkovic (integration commissioner of the city of Stuttgart)
Moderated by Jörg Armbruster
20 January 2017