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Erde, Feuer, Wasser, Luft #2

Narratives for our planet
​Lukas Bärfuss meets Dipesh Chakrabarty

 Schauspielhaus
 11.3.2024
 In English
 Schauspielhaus
 11.3.2024
 In English

The balance of the elements has been disturbed. Two hundred years of industrial influences have changed the earth’s ecosystems. Every day we lose life, habitats, opportunities for the future. How can we mourn our losses? How can we cope with the changes? And look to the future with confidence?

In 2024, the Münchner Kammerspiele will focus on the relationship between humans and nature. Following his curation of the FORUM literature festival in November 2023, author, playwright and Büchner Prize winner Lukas Bärfuss is now coming to Munich on a regular basis. His new series complements our three world premieres: “Land” by Christoph Frick & Lothar Kittstein, “Asche” by Elfriede Jelinek and “Die Verteidigung des Paradieses” based on the novel by Thomas Steinaecker.

Bärfuss appeals to our imagination and to the theater as a place of imagination. With a reading, a lecture and critical questions, “Erde, Feuer, Wasser, Luft” follows on from the event “Giftiges Erbe - Brauchen wir einen Kanon?” as part of the Literaturfest 2023. We don’t want to miss your great enthusiasm for discussion in the audience, your questions and your thoughts: Let’s create the narratives for the next ten thousand years together!

For the second time, Lukas Bärfuss invites an outstanding personality to talk about the future of our planet:

Indian historian Dipesh Chakrabarty, co-founder of the Subaltern Studies Group, is one of the most influential international academics to have addressed the significance of climate change in recent years. Climate change, he argues, fundamentally challenges our notions of history, modernity and globalization. We must adopt a planetary perspective in order to be able to respond appropriately!

Missed the event? Watch the recording here.

Erde, Feuer, Wasser, Luft #1
Narratives for our planet • Lukas Bärfuss meets Lea Bonasera
Next date 17.4.
Erde, Feuer, Wasser, Luft #3
Tales for our planet • Lukas Bärfuss meets A.L. Kennedy