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Internationales Sommerfestival 2020
Pandemic Talk Series:

Vor dem Virus sind (nicht) alle gleich - Corona als (Un)Gleichmacher

  • Paula-Irene Villa
Theory / Kampnagel / Wheelchair users / Online
  • Tickets: 5 Euro (Parallel to the live event, the talks are also available as a stream on the Kampnagel YouTube channel.)
  • Fri, 14.08.2020 18:00
    auf Kampnagel und online Tickets

In a three-part conference (live at Kampnagel as well as a stream on the Kampnagel YouTube channel) the Summer Festival invites experts to discuss with international guests the current effects of the Covid-19 pandemic from sociological, technological-political and pop cultural perspectives.

Talk 1: In the eyes of the  virus (not) all are equal
Paula-Irene Villa in conversation with Dr. Karsten Schubert and tbc.

The 'Corona Crisis', makes clear how vulnerable human beings are as bio-social beings. The corona virus does not discriminate. It doesn't care about national borders, age or skin colour, it doesn't care about people's income or their passport or prayer book. The virus is, indeed, an 'equalizer'.

But this equality is not the whole truth. The vulnerability is enormously and systematically distributed along inequality structures and social differences. While about 40% of the world's population has little opportunity to wash their hands regularly with fresh water and soap, others have access to 24-hour medical care. While some people in large apartments with gardens or balconies can enjoy the spring to some extent in lockdown, homeless or refugees in camps do not even have their own bed. In the USA black people are disproportionately more affected by the health risks and serious illness than white people. Worldwide women bear the burden 'on the front line' in the fight against the disease to a much greater extent, as many of the key worker positions in healthcare or in the supermarkets, are largely considered as women’s professions'. There are also significantly more older people than younger people affected by severe Covid-19 diseases, with men being seen as particularly vulnerable in this respect compared to women. Poor working conditions and conditions of exploitation are an immediate health hazard. This (in)equality will be the topic of the evening.

Karsten Schubert is a research associate/managing assistant at the Seminar for Scientific Politics, Chair of Political Theory, Philosophy and History of Ideas at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg. XX Paula-Irene Villa Braslavsky is a German-Argentinean sociologist. She holds the chair of General Sociology and Gender Studies at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Munich and frequently intervenes in non-academic debates, e.g. in guest contributions for the German newspaper taz or the Missy Magazine.


FR 21.08. / 18:00

Talk 2: World Building Part 1 How can we create a shared vision of reality in the digital world?
Hannes Grassegger in conversation with Malka Older, Peter Pomerantsev and Ben Smith.

FR 28.08. / 18:00
Talk 3: Procoronastine & argueing – The Summer of Crisis.
Klaus Walter in conversation with Julian Warner & Mascha Jacobs.


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