28 August. Panel Discussion: Looking for Hybrid Solutions to Hybrid Conflicts? A Transsectoral Perspective

August 28, 2018, 6.15 pm, Europa-Universität Viadrina
Große Scharrnstraße 59, 15230 Frankfurt/Oder, HG 109

Oksana Potapova (Kyïv), NGO activist and artist, Theatre for Dialogue
Professor Dr. Stefan Selke (Furtwangen), sociologist, research professor on
transformative and public science, Furtwangen University (HFU)
Nils-Eyk Zimmermann (Berlin), expert and author of various books on active
citizenship, civil society and learning, Competendo e.V.
In the light of the recently erupted conflicts, hybridity appears to pose a double
challenge. On the one hand, this notion came to be strongly associated with
unconventional warfare, that requires an overhaul of traditional methods of
peacebuilding and conflict prevention. On the other hand, as a vivid metaphor,
hybridity is often invoked to fill in the lacunae in our perception of complex
social phenomena. The blurred vision feeds into discordant action and, thus,
invites a profound epistemological question about the role of knowledge and
its function in devising ways of dealing with conflicts. Among other issues the
discussion will address the question, to which extent these challenges can be
met by a transsectoral mode of thinking – a comprehensive approach to
knowledge production, (civic/artistic) activism and education based upon the
possible synergies between academia, civil society and the arts.

With kind financial support of:

Auswärtiges Amt
Viadrina-Center B/Orders in Motion
Deutsch-Polnische Wissenschaftsstiftung (DPWS)
Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit

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