[NetBehaviour] Fw: [spectre] // BLACKLIST Berlin #4: What Is Democracy? //

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On Friday, 16 November 2018 12:58, Julian Oliver <julian at julianoliver.com> wrote:

> Dear Spectre,
>
> You are cordially invited to our fourth BLACKLIST event at Spektrum Berlin, on
> Thursday November the 22nd.
>
> --------
> Do we really live in a democracy? Do we even know what Democracy is?
>
> BLACKLIST #4 asks these questions in the context of the newly-released
> documentary "What Is Democracy?" by director Astra Taylor (Žižek!, Examined
> Life).
>
> Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy?
> reflects on a word we too often take for granted.
>
> Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and
> continents: from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to
> capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with
> financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning
> with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor.
>
> Featuring a diverse cast—including celebrated theorists, trauma surgeons,
> activists, factory workers, asylum seekers, and former prime ministers—this
> urgent film connects the past and the present, the emotional and the
> intellectual, the personal and the political, in order to provoke and inspire.
> If we want to live in democracy, we must first ask what the word even means.
>
> PANELISTS
>
> Abid Muhajir - Features in the film. Former English teacher born in Afghanistan,
> grew up in Pakistan.
>
> Liza Pflaum - Political scientist, activist and co-founder of the Seebrücke
> movement.
>
> Shanon Bobinger - Speaker, cultural bridge-builder.
>
> Moderated by Jean Peters artist and co-founder of culture jamming activist group
> Peng! Collective.
>
> The panel begins at 21:30 and will be held in English. We invite audience
> engagement in English, German and French.
>
> Please find more about the event, alongside an RSVP email address, map and
> trailer for What Is Democracy? here:
>
> https://blackl.st
>
> As this is a free and popular event with limited seats, we kindly ask you RSVP
> at least 48hrs beforehand.
>
> --------
>
> BLACKLIST is a series of public documentary film screenings and accompanying
> panel sessions thematically grouped around the significant societal and
> environmental challenges of our time. Themes include (yet are not limited to)
> Militarisation of Police, Automated Systems and Artificial Intelligence, Mass
> Surveillance, 21st Century Fascism, Over-consumption, The 6th Mass Extinction,
> Food Security and Climate Change.
>
> Each screening comprises a single newly-released documentary film and panel of
> four to six guests whose members are considered experts and/or activists closely
> related to the (given) theme. It is the goal of this panel to address tensions,
> challenges and mitigation strategies following the screening, inviting debate
> and discussion to the ends of encouraging engagement.
>
> In short, BLACKLIST aims to bring attendees in contact with activists around
> themes already important to them, stimulating their own 'latent activist' to get
> involved toward the ends of enacting positive change.
>
> BLACKLIST is derived from its parent Black Sheep; the initiative of Ziya Tong,
> Black Sheep events comprise private, ad-hoc screenings to activists in cities
> worldwide.
>
> https://blackl.st
>
> BLACKLIST is kindly supported by:
>
> Spektrum http://spektrumberlin.de/
> Black Sheep http://blacksh33p.org/
> HotDocs https://www.hotdocs.ca/
>
> Kind regards,
>
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>
> Julian Oliver
> https://julianoliver.com
> https://criticalengineering.org
> PGP https://julianoliver.com/key.asc
> Beware the auto-complete life





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