Thursday, December 12, 2013, 6 pm
Eine Anleitung zum Widerstand (A Guide to Resistance)

Lecture by Harald Welzer (Professor for Transformationsdesign, Universität Flensburg; Director Stiftung Futurzwei, Berlin), followed by a visit to the Brecht-Weigel-Memorial at Brecht House
In German language


Social psychologist and author Harald Welzer (b. 1958 in Bissendorf near Hannover, living in Berlin) is the co-founder and director of the Stiftung Futurzwei – Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit (Foundation Futurzwei - Foundation Future Viability) in Berlin. Since 2012, Welzer has been Professor of Transformation Design at the University of Flensburg and also teaches at the University of St. Gallen, as well as a visiting professor at the University of Witten/Herdecke. Since 2008, he has headed the projects “Disaster Memory” and “Shifting Baselines” at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen. His research focus is on transformation studies, cultural studies of the climate, as well as on the research of memory and violence. In addition to his teaching, Welzer has written several books, which have been translated into 21 languages. His most recent publication is Selbst Denken. Eine Anleitung zum Widerstand (S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt/Main 2013). The sensational ones among his books are Soldaten. On Fighting, Killing and Dying (Simon & Schuster Ltd, London 2013); Climate Wars. What People will be Killed for in the 21st Century (Polity Press, Cambridge, 2012); Täter. Wie aus ganz normalen Menschen Massenmörder werden (S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt/Main 2005) and “Opa war kein Nazi!” Nationalsozialismus und Holocaust im Familiengedächtnis (S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt/Main 2002, with Sabine Moller and Karoline Tschuggnall). Following his speech on the exhibition About Friendship by Andreas Slominski there is a guided tour of the Brecht Weigel memorial rooms together with Harald Welzer. The number of participants is limited.