1. Juli 2007 | Cultura21

The German Web Magazine Cultura21

von Bianca Drebber. Lüneburg

In the 21st century societies worldwide find themselves faced with existential challenges, such as the diminution of the biological diversity, third world poverty, the growing world population and a seemingly non-stoppable climate change, of which people are aware but which they also too often tend to push aside. Social problems are to be solved with further economic growth, public control and military security, and as an answer to the evident ecologic crisis, new technologies are celebrated as the all encompassing solutions. This is the point of departure of the Institute “Cultura 21” and its work, criticizing not only the status quo of globalized structures and their effects on cultural and ecological systems but also the dominant strategies of cultural, social and political actors that basically don’t have the objective to bring about real changes.

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