All times in CET
08:00 – 09:00 Morning Coffee
Join for informal opening of the day
09:30 – 11:30 Zoom date
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12:00 – 13:30 Singlehood & Companionship (session 3)
The increased number of singles has invoked public discussions worldwide. Geopolitical, economic, and socio-cultural contexts influence the ways singlehood are perceived and experienced. Join one of or all three discussions on pre-assigned texts around singlehood.
16:30 – 18:00 Walk with Octavia E. Butler (Session 3)
What does it mean to be human? A great way to explore this question is through science fiction. And what better author to read, then Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006), whose work is not as widely known as you’d expect. Her stories deal with questions about what it means to be human, what it means to be good, how we should lead our life. The stories deal with questions about power, because as she says “I began writing about power because I had so little.” She won several of the big science fiction prizes, and in her stories is not afraid to ask about what our future could or should be like. She breaks away from what we assume is the norm, not only in her stories, but also by daring to write science fiction in the first place. “Why aren’t there more S[cience] F[iction] Black writers? There aren’t because there aren’t. What we don’t see, we assume can’t be. What a destructive assumption.”
Join for a walk while listening to a story being read on Zoom & a discussion afterwards.