"We have to start not just dreaming a different Europe, but actually creating a different Europe." On June 30, 2023 philosopher and political activist Srećko Horvat gave an inspiring keynote speech at the Brussels2030 Summer Assembly, envisioning a bolder, fairer, and more equal future for Brussels and Europe.
Delve into the theme
In his speech, Srecko referenced numerous philosophers, books and films. Below are his watch and read tips:
Die Welt von Gestern [The World of Yesterday] (1941) – Stefan Zweig
Bei den Sorglosen [At the carefree people] (1918) – Stefan Zweig
Die Hauptstad [The Capital] (2017) - Robert Menasse
Time Shelter (2020) - Georgi Gospodinov
Grand Hotel Abgrund [Grand Hotel Abyss] - Georg Lukács
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (1983) - Benedict Anderson
The Soul of Man Under Socialism (essay, 1891) - Oscar Wilde
Questions From a Worker Who Reads (1935) - Bertolt Brecht
Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men (2006)
Film Socialisme (2010) by Jean-Luc Godard
Triangle of Sadness (2022) by Ruben Ostlund
Or check out the films of Ousmane Sembène, read the diary of Franz Kafka and delve into the thoughts of philosophers Walter Benjamin and Gilles Deleuze.