Together with experts from research, art and society, we ask questions in this format about the phenomenon of dispute and illuminate unexpected facets of disagreements, spats and the like in interactive lectures.
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To kick off the series Streitfragen, Dr. Hans Nenoff (University of Jena) looks at our dispute culture from a linguistic perspective. In his workshop, he provides insights into the dynamics of conflict. We will experience how a conflict gains momentum and can limit us in our options for action. In a joint evaluation, conflict drivers will be identified and possibilities for intervention will be reflected upon. Here you can get into an argument that will make you argue differently in the future!
Precarious employment relationships are often associated with power imbalances, questionable working conditions and limited say. Especially when it comes to salaries, ideas about appropriate and fair compensation often diverge widely and are a source of stress and dispute. How can disputes in communities contribute to positive change? How much is the work of (others) worth to us? What positive effects do such disputes have beyond work? We take a look at current examples of disputes over money.
Sometimes quarrels start with the taste buds. Together with scientific support, we get to the bottom of the proverbial question of whether it is possible to argue about taste. Instead of fashion, kitsch and art, we will focus on literal taste. Why do we rate one food as delicious and another as disgusting? And would we be willing to question our personal taste if it meant we were doing good? An interactive evening to melt in your mouth - if you dare.
4: It's all about the sausage!
Politics and democracy are inconceivable without controversy. But how can you (re)engage with people who have lost interest in participating in political processes? Which methods and formats are effective in helping people to position themselves politically? And when is argument the tool of choice? An interactive evening about the power of argument and togetherness in opposition.