Progress in Bewusstseinskultur
September 4 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm CEST€25 – €80
Inspired by the famous Platonic dialogue, this event is intended as a space for experts, professionals from a variety of fields, and a broader audience to shape the future culture of consciousness (Bewusstseinskultur). The focus will lie upon philosophical and ethical debates, for which we invited four panelists (three of them are: Dr. Anna Ciaunica, Prof. Dr. Nicolas Langlitz and Dr. Henrik Jungaberle). In short input presentations, they will give us their perspectives on the successes and challenges in developing a Bewusstseinskultur. Each presentation is followed by an in-depth discussion with the audience, in which questions like the following will be addressed.
• Why create a culture of consciousness? What are the practical implications beyond the theoretical/academic discourse?
• What is/could be the impact of individuals exploring the variety of conscious states on society as a whole?
• What are the implications of the marketization of altered states of consciousness (through psychedelics, meditation, etc.)?
As an ideal outcome of the Symposium, we would all come out with a deeper understanding of how to work together towards a society that gives more value to personal, conscious experiences and takes beneficial states of consciousness as a basis for its development as a whole. This can only be done if you join us on September 4, 2020.
We are looking forward to meeting you there!
Onsite Bonus: Philosophical Feast
The event is based on the symposia held in ancient times, where, in addition to stimulating discussions, good food was served and some wine was drunk. We also want to provide our guests with this pleasureful and relaxing experience and will have a Philosophical Feast together.
Wine, cheese, bread, olives and grapes will be served and are included in your ticket price.
About Dr. Anna Ciaunica
Dr Anna Ciaunica is a philosopher and cognitive scientist interested in interdisciplinary approaches to embodiment, consciousness and the mind. Her research focuses on the relationship between (a)typical forms of self-consciousness and social interactions.
She is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Philosophy Porto (Portugal), and a Research Associate at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, the UK.
She coordinates the international and interdisciplinary Network for Embodied Consciousness and the Arts (NECTArts) aiming at fostering creative collaborations ‘outside the box’ between philosophers, scientists, artists and the general public worldwide.
About Dr. sc. hum Henrik Jungaberle
Henrik Jungaberle is a drug and prevention researcher with a background in public health and social sciences. He also works as a prevention practitioner. His focus is on human development, integration and integrity in the use of psychoactive substances – and shaping this on the individual, social and political level.
About Prof. Dr. Nicolas Langlitz
Nicolas Langlitz is an anthropologist and historian of science who uses ethnographic fieldwork to think through philosophical questions. He wrote three books: Chimpanzee Culture Wars: Rethinking Human Nature alongside Japanese, European, and American Cultural Primatologists (forthcoming), Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain (2012), and Die Zeit der Psychoanalyse: Lacan und das Problem der Sitzungsdauer (2005). He is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research in New York.
***We will announce the fourth panelist very soon.***
Tickets and Registration
There will be 40 tickets for attendance in person and unlimited online tickets for sale.
From the 40 tickets for attendance in person:
- 20 are sold here (5 for students and 15 standard tickets).
- 10 tickets were raffled by July, 31st.
- The remaining 10 tickets are given to people who just became new members. First come, first serve!
For becoming a member, please subscribe here and send your member confirmation email to: email@example.com to receive the ticket.
**There is still a few tickets left**
Livestream of the event
The entire Symposium will be livestreamed and the recording will be send to all ticket buyers afterwards.
If you cannot attend live, please make sure to get your online tickets anyway. You will be able to watch the recording as often as you want.
Also, online attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the onsite panelists, pose questions to the audience and have a moderated chat where they can share their thoughts among themselves.
We will share more information about the livestream very soon.