Video: Looking for Hybrid Solutions to Hybrid Conflicts? A Transsectoral Perspective

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 andauthor of various books on active citizenship, civil society and learning,Competendo e.V.

Moderation: Kirill Repin (Frankfurt/Oder)

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.

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