Conference for the immediate present

Berlin questions is an annual, multi-day conference and a platform for transdisciplinary dialogue - providing impulses for structural change and collective action. Since 2017, the conference has made Berlin a home for timely debate and global discourse, creating a space for the exchange of opinions, knowledge and new directions that help navigate today's greatest challenges. Berlin has always been a city of change, a place for debate and setting agendas. Berlin questions acts as a platform where international and local key figures from academia, science, art and activism present their most recent ideas, thoughts and insights. It builds bridges between different disciplines and fosters global discourse on the pressing issues of our time. After a year of uncertainty, this year's edition will focus on the immediate present of metropolises and take place from August 11 - 14, 2021, at various locations throughout Berlin. It also will function as a hybrid live and online conference, hence a showcase pointing towards a possible future of meetings under the impression of a global pandemic. Berlin questions 2021 invites urban shapers and thinkers to share their stand on the now. Their insights of the challenges arising from our immediate present will offer guidance and orientation where the cities of the globe are heading toward. Together, let’s try to shed some light on where we are now – and let’s find out where we‘re heading. Berlin questions 2021 will be hosted by the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller.

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