Lecture/Inputs – Stockholm university

The climate and ecological crisis and the foundations of the humanities

The following short inputs are (preliminary) sketches aimed to serve as an impulse for lectures.

In the so called “flipping classroom”-method, students can get a theoretical input before coming to class, so that the actual meeting time can be used for further explanation, discussion and dialogue.

You find more elaborated versions of all these topics in my PhD-work. The PhD (about the link between political philosophy, esthetics and education, confronted with the climate crisis) was published in 2016 by transcript. Link: https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-3580-5/menschlichkeit-als-aesthetische-paedagogische-und-politische-idee/

Introductory Lecture: “Whose future – our future”. The climate and ecological crisis, and the democratic transformation of the global (fossil) society. An introduction with the focus on the perspective of the children / young people in a global context

Part 1 of 7: (the rest following soon)

Here is the whole PowerPoint for this intro-lecture:

Lecture-series: “The climate and ecological crisis and the foundation of the humanities. About the normative compass of a sustainable society.”

These input-films were created as assistant professor for arts education at Stockholm university during January 2019, at the institution for the didactics of social sciences and humanities.


Input 1: Introduction – the climate crisis and the foundations of the humanities

I ask three basic questions. Concerning the second, see also #FridaysForFuture and the documentation on https://twitter.com/DavidFopp

Input 2: The compass, values/norms – connectedness, humane spaces, material of integrity

Input 3: The compass – being humane vs being human: beyond anthropology and ethics

Input 4: Being connected/disconnected: Meeting beyond dominance – status

Following soon

Input 5: Being connected/disconnected: the body/humane energy system and Alexandertechnique

Input 6: Political economics: what do we consider as having value (planetary boundaries and social needs)

Input 7: Neurophysiology: about life, nature, children literature and being humane

Input 8: The compass again: Winnicott, Bowlby/Ainsworth and the logic of social spaces – towards a humane energy system

Lecture about art, politics, developmental psychology and activism: