Totally Glocally

In the event series 'Totally Glocally', ifa addresses current questions about the interaction between global and local structures and focuses to positive examples of cooperation, own creative scope and social innovations.

At a time when more and more people are feeling helplessly exposed to the effects of globalisation and its drawbacks, transnational cooperation is becoming ever more important. What rolls are cities playing in the development of future solutions? Is empathy enough? What can and should we prepare for in the face of foreseeable increasing global dynamics? International experts will discuss these issues with cultural actors and welcomes audience participation.

Cooperating Partners

Each event of the series will be carried out with different cooperating partners. Among others, these include the German BMBF-DAAD 'Literary Cultures of the Global South' of the University of Tübingen, the Hospitalhof – an educational centre of the Protestant Church of Stuttgart, the International Center for Cultural and Technological Studies of the University of Stuttgart, Klett MINT GmbH, the City of Stuttgart, the Volkshochschule Stuttgart, the Robert Bosch Foundation and the German-Indian Media Network.

Past Talks

The Asian 21st century?

Web talk series: Totally Glocally - Europe from the outside

Climate change with the resulting global warming is the largest and most all-encompassing global crisis of our time. As an ecological crisis it stands for the misuse of fossil fuels and the exploitation of natural life-support systems, which includes the destruction of biodiversity and irreversible damaging impact on the geological sphere. Furthermore, climate change is a geopolitical challenge. It is already stoking socio-political instability, creating migratory pressure, exacerbating global inequality, endangering human rights and putting peace in the world at risk. The economies and populations that are the main contributors to the climate crisis are least affected by the consequences. And other countries that are undergoing economic development at a later stage are demanding to use resources in a similar way to those that completed industrialisation earlier. With the European Green Deal, the EU claims for itself a pioneering role in climate protection, but does it have solutions ready that do justice to the structural inequality and unfair distribution of social, economic and political opportunities between the communities that populate the earth? How does the outside world view Europe and which expectations does this view give rise to? Which role and responsibility does Europe have?

Totally Glocally #1 | Moving beyond western discourses: frameworks for climate ethics with Bayo Akomolafe and Wolfgang Kaleck.

Totally Glocally #1 | Moving beyond western discourses: frameworks for climate ethics

Bayo Akomolafe, writer, activist and executive director of the Emergence Network 
Wolfgang Kaleck, lawyer, secretary general of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) 

Moderator:  R. Andreas Kraemer, founder of Ecologic Institute and director of Oceano Azul Foundation

Totally Glocally #2 | Concepts for Climate Justice: How can we empower the most vulnerable? with María Fernanda Espinosa, Sushmina Baidya and Barabara Marcel.

Totally Glocally #2 | Concepts for Climate Justice: How can we empower the most vulnerable?

María Fernanda Espinosa, Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy, diplomat and politician
Barbara Marcel, artist and filmmaker
Sushmina Baidya, fellow of the CrossCulture programme (CCP), Co-Founder of YOUTHive Nepal 

Moderator: R. Andreas Kraemer, founder of Ecologic Institute and director of Oceano Azul Foundation

Totally Glocally #3 | Migration and climate crisis: challenges and perspectives with Parag Khanna, Kumi Naidoo, Fatema Tuz Johoora and Olfa Jelassi.

Totally Glocally #3 | Migration and climate crisis: challenges and perspective

Parag Khanna, global strategy advisor and author
Kumi Naidoo, Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy, human rights and environmental activist
Fatema Tuz Johoora, alumna of the ifa CrossCulture programme (CCP), activist for youth empowerment
Olfa Jelassi, alumna of the ifa CrossCulture programme (CCP), expert on gender, women's rights, and climate change 

Moderator: R. Andreas Kraemer, founder of Ecologic Institute and director of Oceano Azul Foundation

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