Bristol Festival Of Ideas - Srećko Horvat - Poetry From The Future
Srećko Horvat, a leading European philosopher at the forefront of the European left and one of the founders of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025, discusses his new book, a radical manifesto for hope in democracy, union and internationalism: Poetry for the Future. Among the questions he asks are: What is democracy? Have our democratic societies turned into a form of totalitarianism? If so, how do they get away with it?The past is forgotten, and the future is without hope. Dystopia has become a reality. Capitalism and historical revisionism are part of the fabric of this new world of normalised apocalyptic politics. Horvat argues our passivity is guaranteed if we believe there is no future.
Biography: Born in 1983 in former Yugoslavia, Srećko Horvat is a European philosopher without stable address. He travels across continents giving lectures, visiting refugee camps and protests, advocating radical democracy as one of the founders and figureheads of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25). He is the author of numerous books, including The Radicality of Love, What Does Europe Want (co-authored with Slavoj Žižek) and Subversion! His new book is Poetry from the Future.
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£8 / £6
2nd Floor, We The Curious
Monday 13th May
6:30 - 7:30pm