“Say when.” When does the cup runneth over? How much Europe is enough? The continent, threatened by economic crisis and xenophobic nationalism and challenged by new conflicts and wars at its borders, is no longer certain of its own identity and destiny. Politicians talk about Europe while the masses seem to clamour for change, for revolution, for something. Perhaps just something else.

Monika Grütters, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, discusses with Heinrich Detering, the President of the German Academy for Language and Literature, the foreboding challenges Germany and other European nations are facing today. Mikela Chartoulari, Ana Pejović, Andrei Pleșu, Richard Swartz and many others also lend their voices to this debate.

Europe? Let’s see if it has anything left to say.

Initiators: German Academy for Language and Literature, Academy of Arts, S. Fischer Foundation, Allianz Cultural Foundation
Partners: New Europe College, Krokodil, Goethe-Institut
Supported by the Minister of State for Culture and Media

Gallery

Brandenburg Gate

 

Monika Grütters

 

Richard Swartz

 

Andrei Pleşu

 

Raluca Alexandrescu and Richard Swartz

 

Argyris Kastaniotis

 

Audience at the Berlin Debate

 

Argyris Kastaniotis and Aris Fioretos in discussion with Mikela Chartoulari

 

Mikela Chartoulari

 

Vladimir Arsenijević and Heinrich Detering

 

Panel discussion on Belgrade with Ana Pejović, Vladimir Arsenijević and Dubravka Stojanović

 

Dubravka Stojanović

 

Audience at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin