Scientists and artists explore the theme 'Amor' in brief, surprising, urgent and fiery interventions.
What is mankind without love? Asking the question is answering it. No theme has filled more books, films and hearts than love. It seems indivisibly tied to the arts, where emotions, relationships and connection are often central tenets. But love is also the driving force in many sciences.
Is love overestimated? Is love really as close to hatred as is often claimed? When we say love, we often think of romantic love between partners, but we overlook the many other forms of love that exist. The love of parents for their children, between friends (framily, anyone?), love for an animal or for nature, ...
Do we also feel love for the world, for our planet and for humanity? Amor mundi, a concept that originated in the mind of philosopher Hannah Arendt, broaches this question. How can we all treat our earth lovingly, love each other as fellow humans, even if we are supposedly part of different groups? How can we bring back more solidarity and compassion in our world, and ensure a better future for everyone?
All intriguing questions and an ideal breeding ground for pressing interventions!
Mindblowers is a cooperation between the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Flemish Royal Theatre, Crosstalks and weKONEKT.brussels.
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