8 premieres under the heading COMMON SENSES shift perspectives and reflect the status quo of our social interactions. Guests from philosophy and science stimulate our thinking with impulses. You can also expect a “kiosk of unfulfilled wishes”, a floating light-space installation, bar, music, DJs and appetizers in the Discourse Kitchen.
Audience members can experience several short monologues and specials in close succession each evening – we recommend day tickets for the best festival experience.
“He can bring down thought structures that support our everyday life with just a few sentences,” writes DIE ZEIT about the philosopher Byung-Chul Han. On the occasion of the 7th Monologue Festival opening, he reflects on the idea of a Common Sense in the TD. With his opening impulse we celebrate the “collapse” to build new realms of thought, theses, and stories on the resulting barren ground.
“Those who only solve problems have no future.
It is the narrative that opens up the future by giving us hope.”
The opening pulse lasts about 30-45 minutes.
Admission is free.
Booked up. If applicable remaining cards at the box office.
Byung-Chul Han, born in Seoul in 1959, first studied metallurgy in Korea, then philosophy, German and theology in Freiburg im Breisgau and Munich. After his habilitation, he taught philosophy, media theory and cultural studies at the University of Basel, HfG Karlsruhe and the Berlin University of the Arts. His publications, which include a critique of neoliberalism, have been translated into more than 20 languages and he is the “most widely read living German philosopher of the present day” (El Pais).