Dealing with death (English)
Death is inevitable. Thinking and talking about our ends help us lead richer lives. On this evening, we will look at how philosophers and theologians, film-makers, and poets have approached the topic of death.
'It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens.'
So opined Woody Allen, capturing something of our ambivalence about the one thing about which we can all be absolutely and irrefutably certain: we will die. On the one hand, it is almost commonplace to say that suffering is what we fear, not annihilation. But on the other, anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one, or faced death themselves, will know that it is no trivial incident. We might even be a death-denying culture, if the way that we cloth death and keep it out of sight is anything to go by.
And yet, as Wittgenstein put it, death is not an event in life, by which he meant it is very hard to get a handle on. So how can we think about it, what should we make of it, what resources are there to help us deal with it? In this interactive special event, we will look at what philosophers and theologians, film-makers and poets have said about death. We will ask whether there is such a thing as a good death and how we might mourn the loss of others well. We will see if we can catch a glimpse of what J.M Barrie called 'an awfully big adventure.'
18.20 - Venue opens
18.30 - Welcome & drinks
18.45 - Class commences
20.10 - Break (times vary)
21.30 - Class finishes
Cori Moore is a Berlin-based innovation facilitator who strives to shape constructive interactions between people, places & things. Drawing on her background in Psychology and Theatre she uses participative formats to foster meaningful dialogues and hone out human-centric insights. As one of the founding members of the re.designing death movement, she has spent the last few years running workshops and interviewing people about their experiences and attitudes towards death & dying, something she says has been an extremely uplifting exercise. We may live in a death denying culture, but Cori Moore can attest that people are often more than willing to talk about death, they just need the right atmosphere to do so.
Standard: 45 € incl. VAT
Reduced: 36 € incl. VAT
We offer a discount to holders of a berlinpass, severly disabled people, apprentices and students with valid ID depending on availability. Please note that we will check your ID for proof of eligibility on arrival at event.
Double-Ticket: 60 € incl. VAT
Bring a friend! We offer a limited amount of Double Tickets for a reduced price of 30 € per person instead of 45 €.
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