2020, Thu, Oct 08

Rhinoceros Salon

Welt reparieren / Thinking through Repair

© Tim Ottenstein

© Tim Ottenstein

How can we shape living together in a divided world without first questioning the damaged? Europe is in transition. Today, it sees itself as provincialized and has to re-establish its relations with the world. The Rhinoceros Salon brings the protagonists of an open society into conversation: against identitarian politics, it relies on recognition, translation and worldliness.

The Rhinoceros Salon presents the journal Rhinozeros – Europa im Übergang published by Matthes & Seitz and looks at its first object – “repair” – in discussions, concerts, a film and a reading. Together with author Adania Shibli, Trickster Acoustic tests options for repairing with music. Marion Detjen, Emily Dische-Becker and Wolfgang Kaleck open a debate on the legal and historical conditions of reparations. Writer Camille de Toledo and translator Karin Uttendörfer approach the evening’s topic in a reading. Rhinoceros asks biologist and philosopher Cord Riechelmann how to repair nature.

With further contributions from Priya Basil, Franck Hofmann, Teresa Koloma Beck, Markus Messling, Cymin Samawatie, Maria-Anna Schiffers and others.

In cooperation with Allianz Kulturstiftung, Universität des Saarlandes, Matthes & Seitz