‘Oncontroleerbare wereld’ – lezing door Hartmut Rosa


    07/03/2022 om 19:30 - 21:30 uur

    Christus Triumfatorkerk, de Zinnen

    Voertaal: engels.
    Korte info:
    De globalisering en de digitale revolutie hebben ertoe geleid dat de wereld binnen handbereik lijkt. Maar het resultaat is niet dat we gelukkiger zijn. Leer van socioloog Hartmut Rosa waar ons verlangen naar controle vandaan komt en welke impact het heeft op hoe we naar onszelf, anderen en de wereld om ons heen kijken.

    We strive for control. We think we will be happier if we have control over all aspects of life, but the contrary seems true. Because we only feel touched, moved and alive when we encounter the uncon- trollable, in falling snow or an unexpected encounter. A controlled world, says German sociologist Hartmut Rosa, is a dead world. Fear, depression and alienation are all just symptoms of this de- velopment.
    The driving force behind our contemporary culture is the desire to make the world controllable. As a result, we perceive everything we encounter as objects that we have to know, conquer, or made use- ful. With globalization and the digital revolution, the world is now at our fingertips in a historically unprecedented way. Yet we do not feel happier as a result. On the contrary, we increasingly experience the world as threatened and threatening at the same time. The more we try to control the world, the more it escapes from our grasp and the more we lose a sense of its meaning. However much we think that fully knowing, planning and mastering the world is going to help us, this is not the case. Our frustration, therefore, has its roots not in what is still denied to us, but in what we have lost because we now have it under our control. Come and learn from Hartmut Rosa about the roots of our longing for control and the consequences it has on how we perceive ourselves, others and the world around us. After his lecture Erik Borgman will give his reaction and both will discuss this matter. And there’s place for your questions as well. Dr. Bert van den Bergh will moderate this evening.
    Prof. dr.Hartmut Rosa is professor of Sociology at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena, Germany, and director of the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies in Erfuhrt. His many books include Social Acceleration (2013) and Resonance (2019). Prof. dr. Erik Borgman is professor of public Theology at Tilburg University. Dr. Bert van den Berg is Senior lecturer and researcher European Studies The Hague University of Applied Sci- ences. This is a programme of Radboud Reflects and DEZINNEN Den Haag. Hartmut Rosa will also speak on March 8th at 8 pm at Radboud Universiteit. See: www.ru.nl/radboudreflects/agenda

    Maandag 7 maart 19.30 – 21.30 uur in de Christus Triumfatorkerk. Inschrijven t/m 3 maart.
    Toegang: € 10,-. Info en opgave: dezinnen.nl.

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