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The Brussels Ideas Festival - Hope

Full Circle
01/12/2023 from 9:30until 03/12/2023 - 22:00
1 Dec
Full Circle Brussels
Chaussée de Vleurgat 89
1050  Waterloo

As the first Ideas Club in Brussels, Full Circle has been bringing great minds, original thinkers and do-ers, to meet, inspire and debate with different audiences for 10 years. Now we've created Brussels' 1st Ideas Festival - a concentrated 3-days of stimulating activities to nourish the mind and body.


[Catalyst Talk] For 14-19 yr olds
Peter Turchin: Saving Democracy
Democracy is becoming increasingly unstable, in Europe and across the world. Complexity scientist Peter Turchin argues that the clock is ticking as we near the point of political rupture. How can we make this world fairer for everyone, and bring prosperity and peace?

[Ideas Salon]
Peter Turchin: End Times
The lessons of the world are clear, Turchin argues: when the equilibrium between ruling elites and the majority tips too far in favour of elites, political instability is all but inevitable. The choice is up to us, but the hour grows late.

[Ideas workshop]
Andreea Petre-Goncalves - Deep thought workshop: How to shape new narratives of hope

[Ideas conversation]
Antonia Potter Prentice & Sandra Melone:  A Conversation On Peace

[Catalyst Talk] For 14-19 yr olds
Richard Fisher: How To Change The Way We See Time
How do you think about the future? Is it too far away for you to consider? Journalist and science writer Richard Fisher argues that the modern world has taken away our abilities to think long-term. Do you agree?

[Ideas Salon]
Richard Fisher: Taking the Long View
How have modern-day technology and capitalism supercharged our short-termist tendencies and trapped us in the present at the mercy of reactive politics?

[Catalyst Talk] For 14-19 yr olds
Gaia Vince: How Climate Migration Will Reshape our World
Climate change is already changing our habitats, and people from the Global South are the first affected. How we manage the biggest case of mass migration we'll ever have to face is down to us.

[Ideas Salon]
Gaia Vince: Nomad Century
In her ground-breaking book Nomad Century, Gaia Vince is setting the agenda for national conversation on one of the most pressing issues of our time.

[Classical Concert]   
Dars-Hoffman:  Music for Resistance
'Resistance', the Hoffman-Dar's duo's debut album, looks at the charged feelings provoked by complex, painfully strong, and deeply human pieces, written by 20th century composers living under the Soviet Union and Third Reich.

[Classical Concert]   
Mini Classical Music Concert for children and parents

[Ideas Salon]
William Sieghart:  Poetry Pharmacy
Sometimes only a poem will do. These poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice offer comfort, delight and inspiration for all; a space for reflection, and that precious realisation – I’m not the only one who feels like this


[Catalyst Talk] For 14-19 yr olds
Michèle Lamont: How Can We Heal A Divided World?
We're living in a divided world where everyone thinks their perception of the world is the right one. How do we build a more inclusive and tolerate society?

[Ideas Salon]
Michèle Lamont: Seeing Others
Taking as her key insight the fact that recognition & inclusion are at least as important as income or power in assessing and reaching equality, Michèle Lamont unpacks the power of recognition - how others see us and value us - by drawing on nearly forty years of research and new interviews with young adults, cultural icons and change agents.

[Jazz Concert]   
Mael Mercier & Eliott Knuets: Sounds of Hope