An “Interdisciplinary Art Spectacle” on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the death of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
“Leibniz für everyone!” – Art, science and philosophy in Leibniz Year 2016: join in and get thinking!
The project “Leibniz is alive: There is nothing dead!” pivots around the gripping insight of the last German polymath, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, that “There is nothing waste, nothing sterile, nothing dead …!” (Monadology, 69). This is exemplary for his profound, interdisciplinary thinking. As the last German polymath, he is an indispensable example for us – both in theory and in social and sustainable practice.
The project focuses on Leibniz’s valuable insight “There is nothing dead!” It stages the insight, using art and philosophy, in three interacting spheres of activity in a generally understandable way, connecting it with current and sustainable ideas.
- Using interdisciplinary installation art,
- An interdisciplinary school project and
- An interactive DenkWerkStadt (Idea Studio Hannover)
The aim is to visualise and bring to life how relevant Leibniz’s ideas (Leibniz is alive) are to the present for a broader public – particularly for pupils.
There’s more to it: The project invites school pupils and visitors to grapple with selected philosophical, social and sustainable ideas by Leibniz in a playful and artistic way.
In all three spheres of activity the visitors and pupils themselves become the protagonists.
Completely in tune with the thinking of the last German polymath, the project fosters an interdisciplinary culture of thinking and of being creative as well as promoting the ideas of Leibniz in and around Hannover. It poses question, connects the humanities and sciences and opens up new space for thought. The project’s main focus is on general understandability, direct experience and perception as it touches deeper layers in us and opens up new horizons.
Initiator and contact:
Prof. Dr. Marion Pusch, Tel.: 0177–271 59 72, firstname.lastname@example.org, “Point of Smile“ Society (currently being established)
More here: www.puschart.de/index.php/projekte