Globart Academy

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“What is the meaning of life – what is the sense of living?” – a question mankind has always asked itself. Today there are more answers than have ever been before. And yet, in the madness of postmodernism, rather than offering guidance, it appears to be without guidance itself. But why do we always feel all alone when asking this question? How can we develop a sense for something and how does it get lost? What is sense after all? – Reason? Meaning? Context? Direction? Orientation? Guidance? Purpose? A goal or the effort to achieve it? Which scientific theories and philosophical approaches deal with this question – and which answer does religion, the keeper of the Grail in terms of sense and meaning, provide us with?

In Melk Abbey, a Benedictine monastery, GLOBART wants to get to the bottom of this one thing that is both stirring and driving us. What are we to do if the world does no longer understand us – or if we do no longer understand the world? In the open and wide area of the baroque monastery, we will investigate the question of meaning and sense through art, philosophy, religion, and science, with lectures, meditation, performance, and strolls. We will investigate it intellectually as well as spatially. Clear-minded and confident we want to overcome today’s confusion and hurdles and find answers and guidance together: a dialogue with others and ourselves.

With works by Tino Sehgal in the abbey gardens and the pavilion, with philosophers such as Markus Gabriel, Ariadne von Schirach, who will talk about the senses, the meaning of ‘sense’, or who strive to find meaning and make sense whilst strolling through the abbey gardens like Arno Böhler. With a writing workshop by author Petra Nagenkögel, a lecture and workshop on the importance of empathy and how to strengthen one’s sense of empathy by psychiatrist Joachim Bauer. With a discussion about meaningful work amongst the occupational psychologist Max Neufeind, the co-founder of “GoodJobs”, Paul Berg, and economist Stephan A. Jansen. With a conversation about the value of touch with neurologist Rebecca Böhme. With mediation and prayer with the Benedictine monks of Melk Abbey. And with much more than that.

Stift Melk

02.09.2021

Stephan A. Jansen

Professor and coordinator of the ‘Digital Urban Center for Aging & Living (DUCAH)’ Berlin

Martha Wanat

Economist and co-CEO of ‘Gesellschaft für urbane Mobilität’ (Society for urban Mobility) as well as ‘MOND – Mobility New Designs’

Tino Sehgal

Artist, who describes his works as ‚constructed Situations‘. The focus lies on how the percipients experience them

Tino Sehgal

Artist, who describes his works as ‚constructed Situations‘. The focus lies on how the percipients experience them

Marianne Dobner

Art historian and curator at mumok. Design of the exhibition ‚ANDY WARHOL EXHIBITS a glittering alternative‘

Franz Thürauer

The composer and interpreter taught at the University of music and performing arts Vienna and was the organist and Regens Chori of Melk Abbey.

Stift Melk

03.09.2021

Tino Sehgal

Artist, who describes his works as ‚constructed Situations‘. The focus lies on how the percipients experience them

Ariadne von Schirach

The author teaches philosophy and chinese way of thinking at various universities

Renata Schmidtkunz

The Ö1 editor, journalist, and protestant theologian has presented the radio-series ‚Im Gespräch‘ since 2013

Markus Gabriel

Philosopher, who teaches epistemology and modern and contemporary philosophy at the University of Bonn

Renata Schmidtkunz

The Ö1 editor, journalist, and protestant theologian has presented the radio-series ‚Im Gespräch‘ since 2013

Melanie Wolfers, SDS

Philosopher, theologian, bestselling author, podcaster, nun and founder of ‘IMpulsLEBEN’

Johannes Kaup

Ö1 radio presenter, programme designer in the fields of science, education, and religion, as well as producer of ‚Logos‘ and ‚Im Zeitraum‘

Martha Wanat

Economist and co-CEO of ‘Gesellschaft für urbane Mobilität’ (Society for urban Mobility) as well as ‘MOND – Mobility New Designs’

Stephan A. Jansen

Professor and coordinator of the ‘Digital Urban Center for Aging & Living (DUCAH)’ Berlin

Matthias Mittelberger

Philosopher, political scientist, and project developer at ‚mitweitblick‘.

Christian Kathan

Psychotherapist, educational scientist, and founding member as well as manager of ‘mitweitblick’

Doris Fischer-Danzinger

Clinical, forensic, and health psychologist, psychotherapist (existential analysis), teaching therapist, Supervisor, and Coach.

Petra Nagenkögel 

The author runs writing workshops and is the head of the literary association ‚prolit‘.

SICH-ERWANDERN – PARSEARSE (MIT SICH SPAZIEREN GEHEN)

philosophical stroll and following discussion

with Arno Böhler


Arno Böhler

University teacher for philosophy and founder of the philosophy performance festival ‚Philosophy On Stage‘

Airan Berg

Theatre maker, artistic director of the Upper-Austrian ‘Festival of the Regions’, and co-founder of the initiative ‘Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur’

Martin Schenk

Social welfare expert, lecturer for the study programme ‘social work’, and co-initiator of ‘Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur’.

Romy Kolb

Independent dancer and choreographer from Vienna, whose workshops and projects always focus on the collaboration amongst people. 

Thomas Trenkler

Thomas Trenkler works as a journalist, former press officer of the festival ‘steirischer herbst’, and cultural editor at ‘Kurier’

Stift Melk

04.09.2021

Tino Sehgal

Artist, who describes his works as ‚constructed Situations‘. The focus lies on how the percipients experience them

Wolfgang Lederhaas

Award-winning perfumer and founder of the premium brand for natural cosmetics and the creative lab LEDERHAAS

STÄRKUNG DES 'SELBST' IN KRISENZEITEN

Lecture (and following discussion with the participants)

with Joachim Bauer

Moderation: Johannes Kaup


Joachim Bauer

University professor for psychoneuroimmunology, physician, neuroscientist, psychotherapist and author

Johannes Kaup

Ö1 radio presenter, programme designer in the fields of science, education, and religion, as well as producer of ‚Logos‘ and ‚Im Zeitraum‘

Pater Alois Köberl, OSB

Benedictine monk at Melk Abbey, as well as pastoral care and teacher for religion and history at Melk Abbey grammar school.

Matthias Mittelberger

Philosopher, political scientist, and project developer at ‚mitweitblick‘.

Olivia König

Self-employed event and project manager, who supervises the participation programme 'jung&weise' (Welt der Kinder)

Max Neufeind 

Work and organisational psychologist, who is particularly concerned with questions relating to the future of work

Paul Berg

Co-founder of 'GoodJobs', a platform for 'meaningful Jobs', and co-publisher of the podcast 'Geil Montag'

Stephan A. Jansen

Professor and coordinator of the ‘Digital Urban Center for Aging & Living (DUCAH)’ Berlin

Martha Wanat

Economist and co-CEO of ‘Gesellschaft für urbane Mobilität’ (Society for urban Mobility) as well as ‘MOND – Mobility New Designs’

Stephan A. Jansen

Professor and coordinator of the ‘Digital Urban Center for Aging & Living (DUCAH)’ Berlin

Joachim Bauer

University professor for psychoneuroimmunology, physician, neuroscientist, psychotherapist and author

Bertram Weisshaar

Promenadologist, author, and former student of Lucius Burckhardt. He has been working as a promenadologist for more than 25 years. 

Petra Nagenkögel 

The author runs writing workshops and is the head of the literary association ‚prolit‘.

Pater Martin Rotheneder, OSB

Benedictine monk at Melk Abbey and, amongst others, head of the Abbey Park and other gardens, as well as member of the Abbey’s economic council

Stephan A. Jansen

Professor and coordinator of the ‘Digital Urban Center for Aging & Living (DUCAH)’ Berlin

Martha Wanat

Economist and co-CEO of ‘Gesellschaft für urbane Mobilität’ (Society for urban Mobility) as well as ‘MOND – Mobility New Designs’

Rebecca Böhme

Author, researcher for social and affective neurosciences and winner of the ‚For Women in Science‘ prize

Renata Schmidtkunz

The Ö1 editor, journalist, and protestant theologian has presented the radio-series ‚Im Gespräch‘ since 2013

Marlene Engelhorn

Student of German language and literature and millionaire to-be, who is active in the field of distribution and tax justice

Renata Schmidtkunz

The Ö1 editor, journalist, and protestant theologian has presented the radio-series ‚Im Gespräch‘ since 2013

Franz Welser-Möst

Musical director of the Cleveland Orchestra. Guest conductor at important opera houses and orchestras

Mitwirkende