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21 - 30/06/2019

    Gen. Jarosław Stróżyk, Łukasz Kamieński, Agata Kaźmierska

    Over the centuries, the nature of wars, conflicts and disputes between countries has changed, affecting the world order. What are wars like and how will they evolve in the 21st century? Who is the modern soldier? How do the military use psychopharmacology, neurobiology, bioelectronics and genetic engineering? How do they work on the new battlefields, mainly online? What is an information war? How are the mechanisms that were supposed to improve the world used to destroy it?

    The debate is accompanied by a staged reading of excerpts from the novel Neuromancer by Willian Gibson. Director: Jacek Jabrzyk / TeatrZagłębia w Sosnowcu.

    FORUM 2019: A culture of war in a time of peace

    The Forum for discussions in Wolności Square is where we broadly talk about the main festival theme. This year, our focus is on the relationship between war and peace. Statistics show that we are living in the safest and least brutal period in history, but despite this, war is not an abstract or unreal concept at all. What form does war take in this most peaceful of ages? How do we define this state of war/peace? What will future wars be like?

    We invite you to meet writers, philosophers, political scientists and people who have participated in and witnessed contemporary warfare.

    The discussions are accompanied by staged readings of excerpts from a selection of books.