American Space Leipzig is an initiative between the Universität Leipzig and the U.S. Government to encourage learning, exchange, and dialogue between the United States and Germany.

Creativity and Crisis: China, Germany, and the United States in a Trans(l)ational Age

November 25, 2016 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Deutsches Literatur Institut
Wächterstraße 34
04107 Leipzig


In an age of tremendous upheavals, is there still room for creativity? Or does creativity especially thrive in crises, or even provide answers to them?

The symposium brings together scholars, editors, writers, translators and students from multiple fields to consider new approaches to today’s pressing difficulties. Arts and humanities should be used, as they were formerly used, to offer ways of thinking about crises of the moment, be they environmental, socioeconomic, political, personal, or philosophical.

We hold the belief that an interdisciplinary approach creates dynamic synergies and translation is essential to such an approach for recording our shared humanity and facing situations where our humanity is threatened. Our hope is to re-integrate arts and humanities into the larger conversations.

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The event is free and open to the public.