Friday April 27th, 2018
9 am - 4 pm, room 1G
Key event in which VIU professors and students of the Globalization Program will play around and discuss the theme of Apocalypse. Small talks, presentations, readings, video clips, live and recorded music and performances will stem out of the courses taught at VIU this Spring semester and from an intensive theater workshop devoted to the theme directed by Prof. Gad Kaynar Kissinger, professor of Theater Studies at Tel Aviv University, theater actor and director.
The idea is to deal with the topic from multiple perspectives and disciplines.
The workshop shall cover the different aspects of apocalypse: its gloomy imagery, the sense of the end of the world as we know it, the attempts to prevent it, the efforts to accept and adapt to disruptive change, the will to exploit the opportunities offered by it, the triumphal resurrection, which could follow starting from scratch.
It shall quickly touch themes such as Apocalypse in Art after the fall of Constantinople, apocalypse in Asian Cultures, apocalypse in Islam; the vulnerability of energy systems, apocalypse in Venice, the apocalypse of truth with the spread of fake news, apocalyptic visions of migration; climate change economics, the efforts of international Law to prevent nuclear war; spiritual reactions to the Fukushima disaster; apocalypse as an opportunity of innovation and revolution.
Apart from Professor Kaynar and the participants to his workshop, the event will include the contributions of Professor Elisa Bastianello (IUAV), Massimo Brunzin (VIU), Marcel Burger (UNIL), Monica Centanni (IUAV), Alessio D'Amato (Tor Vergata), Sara De Vido (Ca' Foscari), Yannick Lung (Bordeaux), Ilda Mannino (VIU), Irina Mironova (EUSP), Simon Partner (Duke), Luca Pes (VIU), Vincenzo Romania (Padova) and Maxim Titov (EUSP).