How can we transform crisis knowledge into action? What political, civic and cultural protagonists are able to reform their actions and policies from within? Where can we draw the political energy to consciously shape the necessary large-scale changes which we – whether we like it or not – are going to have to confront in Europe and beyond? We have posed these and other questions to the authors of Magazine #36 "Crisis Knowledge" (German title: Krisenwissen, published autumn/winter 2021).
An ethicist, a legal and cultural scholar, a writer, an art collective and a technology sociologist demonstrate their own version of "crisis knowledge" by means of interviews and a literary text. The structure of this magazine can be regarded as a call to action, in which contradiction and unresolved questions are given ample space. Crisis knowledge is, after all, by no means a cut-and-dry form of knowledge; it entails thinking out loud, at best, in dialogue with others.
Selected magazine articles are available below and as a digital magazine (German only) on Issuu (external link, opens in a new window (external link, opens in a new window)) (external link, opens in a new window).
- Editorial, by Hortensia Völckers, Kirsten Haß – Executive Board of the German Federal Cultural Foundation
- Yes to Fear – Thoughts on a Feeling that Sharpens Our Attention, by Interview with Jedediah Purdy
- The Google Instinct, by Elena Esposito & Laokoon
- Planning for Coming Crises –Do We Need to Restructure Our Institutions for the Next Emergency?, by Alena Buyx & Robert Lepenies