The video recording our our discussion on December 8 in Zurich is now available on YouTube:
Zionism, socialism, pan-Arabism, Islamic Republic: The Middle East and its history in the course of the twentieth century has been shaped by utopian ideologies and ideas. However, today this global region is often perceived only as a space of chaos: violence, seemingly intractable conflicts and corruption. Do literary and artistic utopias of the Middle East still have something to say? Where could concrete starting points for new utopias in the region lie, beyond the realm of day-to-day politics?
This is what Simon Wolfgang Fuchs (Goethe University Frankfurt) and Caspar Battegay (University of Basel) discuss with their guests, author and historian Dana von Suffrin, organization researcher Ayad Al-Ani, Islamic Studies scholar Gudrun Krämer, and journalist Dunja Ramadan at the Theater Neumarkt in Zurich.