Language & Future

Keynote

30min
  • #Culture
  • #Leadership
  • #Society

Keynote

Language & Future

30min
  • #Culture
  • #Leadership
  • #Society

In her best-selling book “Speaking and Being” Kübra Gümüsay explored the power of language, how it shapes the way we think and perceive the world – and its implication on our culture and political discourse. In this book, she also set the foundations for the imaginations of a productive discourse – one that allows us to constructively debate, argue and seek solutions for the many obstacles our respective societies face, from the climate crisis and sexism to racism and poverty. Utopia, some might say. Doable, Kübra would argue. For the research for her new book Kübra inquires into the impact of future imaginations on our present. Her talk on language and utopia will include some of the first insights of this inquiry.