Europe is in transition. Today, it sees itself as provincialised and has to re-establish its relations with the world. The Rhinoceros Salon brings the protagonists of an open society into conversation: against identitarian politics, it relies on recognition, translation and worldliness. A Berlin Salon of living-together.
The Rhinoceros Salon at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin presents the eponymous journal Rhinoceros – Europe in transition (in German) and launches its first issue: “repairing”. For it is only when the question of historical conditions and current practices of repairing a damaged world has been raised that meaningful thought can be given to living together in a divided world. What are the possibilities and limits of historical reparation? Are discourses of guilt allowed to be brought together? Can art repair? Who can even repair socially? And how do we deal with ruptures that cannot be repaired?
On 8 October 2020 the first edition of the salon took place in Berlin, with discussions, concerts, short films and a reading. Together with author Adania Shibli, Trickster Acoustic tested options for repairing with music. Marion Detjen, Emily Dische-Becker and Wolfgang Kaleck opened a debate on the legal and historical conditions of reparations. Writer Camille de Toledo and translator Karin Uttendörfer approached the evening’s topic in a reading. Rhinoceros asks biologist and philosopher Cord Riechelmann how to repair nature.
More information (in German) on the salon plus videos can be found .