WHY ARGUE? @ CPH:DOX 2019

February 12, 2019

WHY ARGUE? is a series of hour long conversations about power structures, facts, media and the right to ASK WHY. We invite you to an intimate and intriguing dialogue as known from the French Salon tradition taking place as part of the official CPH:DOX 2019 programme.

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Session 1:

WHY ARGUE? HOW TO DOCUMENT CLIMATE CHANGE

Jesper Theilgaard and polar explorer Jim McNeil in conversation.

WHEN: Monday 25th March / 17:00-18:00

WHERE: Kunsthal Charlottenborg,

When it comes to the environment — is the media failing us? Do scaremongering narratives around climate change encourage people to take action? Does the debate focus too much on personal consumer choices and too little on holding private companies to account? Why do we need to make climate change sexy in order for people to care? Join us in a conversation between the infamous meteorologist Jesper Theilgaard and polar explorer Jim McNeil to understand more about the defining issue of this century.

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404065193068957/

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Session 2:

WHY ARGUE? DARE TO DISAGREE

Clement Kjersgaard, PoulMadsen and François Zimeray in conversation

WHEN: Tuesday 26th March / 18:00-19:00

WHERE: Kunsthal Charlottenborg,

Have we forgotten the art of healthy debate? Is new media responsible for transforming simple disagreement into hostile conflict? Should we listen to people whose opinions repulse us?How can we move beyond our echo-chambers to engage with people who have different opinions? Do we even dare disagree with each other anymore? As our geopolitical climate becomes increasingly fractured these questions are more pressing than ever. WHY ARGUE? invites you to a discussion of these issues, explored by journalist and TV host Clement Kjersgaard, editor-in-chief of Ekstra, Bladet Poul Madsen and former Ambassador-at-large for human rights François Zimeray.

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/618825538568431/

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 Session 3:

WHY ARGUE? MEDIA AND THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY?

Mette Davidsen-Nielsen, Alvin Carpio, Christoffer Guldbrandsen and MetteHoffmann Meyer in conversation.

WHEN: Thursday 27th March / 17:00-18:00

WHERE: Kunsthal Charlottenborg,

Can the media ever really beimpartial? Doesthe media have a moral responsibility to speak truth to power? How has the24hours news cycle changed the behavior of democratic actors? Should the mediareflect the political interests of the majority or challenge them? As we moveaway from traditional media outlets towards new, unregulated forms of media,the surreptitious effect this is having on democracy can no longer be ignored. WHY ARGUE? invites you to a discussionof these issues by cultural editor at Politiken, MetteDavidsen-Nielsen, CEO of The Fourth Group Alvin Carpio, Director Christoffer Guldbrandsen and CEO of THE WHY Mette Hoffmann Meyer.

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/354518755275061/

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We look forward to seeing you there!

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