Feelings at the end of the world. How are we doing given the circumstances? This much seems clear: the decline can no longer be overlooked, let alone stopped. While the density of crises that Central Europeans have to deal with increases, the question of which society can actually react to them and in which way is becoming increasingly urgent.
Once a month, Philipp Wüschner and Henrike Kohpeiß invite you to a philosophical discussion in the Red Salon to discuss sensitivities and observations with guests who are also racking their brains about the present.
Directly at the transition from theory and practice, they address terms that are the cause of social controversy, such as REALITY and DISASTER, as well as those that promise healing, such as CONSOLATION and NEARNESS.
The series is based on the conviction that it is no longer possible to think about the end of the world in abstract terms - and that we must try anyway.
dr Philipp Wüschner studied philosophy, cath. Theology and musicology in Tübingen and Berlin and received his doctorate in 2014 with a thesis on Aristotle's attitude. He then worked as a research assistant at the Freie Universität Berlin, at the Université Paris Nanterre, and as a lecturer at the UDK Berlin and Burg Giebichenstein in Halle. Philipp Wüschner thinks, writes, translates and teaches in Berlin on theories of feelings and affects, aesthetics and design, as well as power and authority. Sometimes he reads tarot.
dr Henrike Kohpeiss studied philosophy and applied theater studies in Berlin, Rome, Vienna and Giessen. She is a research associate in the Collaborative Research Center "Affective Societies" at Freie Universität Berlin and completed her socio-philosophical doctorate on middle-class coldness there in 2022. The focus of her work and teaching is on critical theory, black studies and feminism as well as affect and emotion theory. Occasionally she is involved as a performer or dramaturge in dance and performance works.