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Block5 : The Box of Pandora

Talk: Corona Pandemic & Panic
Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam, Vrijdag 12 maart 2021
21:10-22:00 h
Slavoj Žižek (pending on condition)
Great Discussion
Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam, Vrijdag 12 maart 2021
22:00-22:30 h
Slavoj Žižek (pending on condition), Simon Strauss (in-person appearance) & Frédéric Gros (in-person appearance) Moderated by Boudewijn Richel
Q&A
Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam, Vrijdag 12 maart 2021
22:30-23:15 h
Slavoj Žižek (pending on condition), Simon Strauss (in-person appearance) & Frédéric Gros (in-person appearance) Moderated by Boudewijn Richel


Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek will analyse the present social reality with the word: Panic. As an unprecedented global pandemic sweeps the planet, who better than the supercharged Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek to uncover its deeper meanings, marvel at its mind-boggling paradoxes, and speculate on the profundity of its consequences, all in a manner that will have you sweating profusely and gasping for breath?

We live in a moment when the greatest act of love is to stay distant from the object of your affection. When governments renowned for ruthless cuts in public spending can suddenly conjure up trillions. When toilet paper becomes a commodity as precious as diamonds. And when, according to Žižek, a new form of communism may be the only way of averting a descent into global barbarism.



Slavoj Žižek going underground