It’s an old tradition in Europe, as a civilization of reflection, reaching back to ancient Greece.
Who else, if not those engaged in the cultural world, can answer such fundamental questions as What is Europe? Can one become a European? Is this a cultural concept? Can Europe be conceived of as a project? Who speaks, and has the right to speak, for Europe?
These and other questions relevant to the challenges faced by Europe today will be explored by an international symposium curated by Viktoras Bachmetjevas. This two-day event will convene intellectuals, academics, artists, and politicians from around Europe and the world.
Lithuania, and especially Kaunas, is the perfect place to discuss Europe’s passions, hopes, crimes, and victories. Kaunas was always a place with its own opinion, and Europe was and is a civilization of alternatives.
The ancient Greeks imagined Europe as a princess abducted by Zeus, and in one sense the history of Europe is the story of a constant search for Europe. This symposium is one more step in this search.
Venue of the symposium: Vytautas Magnus University, S. Daukanto str. 28
Organizers: Vytautas Magnus University
Photo: © Evangeline Shaw
Kaunas, S. Daukanto str. 28
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