The 2016 Brexit vote and the US Trump election represented a dual threat for the European Union. A populist revolt — the immediate danger of which has subsided after the 2017 elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany. But also a geopolitical wake-up call.
In a series of interviews iconic intellectual Noam Chomsky discusses how the concentration of wealth and power among a small elite has polarized American society and brought about the decline of the middle class.
In many Western societies, social status and impact are determined by personal success in terms of level education, career, money and possessions. Such a one-sided focus on a narrow range of competences and knowledge produces a competitive society of winners (some) and losers (many).
Noorderlicht International Photography Festival 2017 focusses on the representation of it. Artists and scientists share many of the same principles: originality, creativity and an open mind. In this Science Café the two disciplines will enter into a dialogue with one another.