Agonistic conversation

The increasingly divided European society is crying out for renewed attention to the need for conversation between people. Nowadays, people who disagree with each other hardly ever meet in real life. How can we get people to really talk with one another? What are the right circumstances in which people dare to discuss complex subjects in today’s polarised society?

For the Forum on European Culture, artist collective Building Conversation challenges you to start a conversation with your fellow European citizens in the form of an Agonistic Conversation. This session will focus on European issues and the challenges that Europe needs to address. For example, should Europe close its borders to immigrants or not? Should The Netherlands stay within the EU or not? It’s up to the participants to bring in the topics that will be addressed during the conversations on the 1st of June.