Two of the world's leading intellectuals discuss some of the most urgent questions of our time.
The German journalist, philosopher and author Carolin Emcke was the recipient of the prestigious Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in 2016. In her highly personal and vulnerable manner, she regularly places herself in perilous living situations in order to illustrate - especially in her essays and reports from war zones - how violence, hatred and speechlessness can change people. Carolin Emcke studied philosophy, history and political science in Frankfurt and London. She has been a freelance publicist since 2007. She moderates podium discussions, organizes events and works as a curator for exhibitions.
Teju Cole is an American writer, art historian, and photographer. He is the photography critic of the New York Times Magazine. He was born in the US in 1975 to Nigerian parents, and raised in Nigeria. His novella, Every Day is for the Thief, was named a book of the year by the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, NPR, and the Telegraph, and shortlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award. His novel, Open City, was featured on numerous book of the year lists, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York City Book Award for Fiction, the Rosenthal Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Internationaler Literaturpreis, and was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and the Ondaatje Prize of the Royal Society of Literature.
Photos: © Andreas Labes (C. Emcke), Christopher Anderson / Magnum Photo (T. Cole)
The event is held in English.