European Science Café: Resilience in a chaotic world

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30 sep 2022

Vetenskapens Hus

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Covid, war in Europe, desinformation and a global climate crisis – how do we cope with the many challenges of today? Discuss how we can adapt to a chaotic world with three researchers from across Europe in our online Science Café, which  is part of European Researchers’ Night.


The world we live in and that children are growing up in is extraordinary in many ways. We are all connected with each other and can do many things deemed impossible only decades ago.

But we are also facing a multitude of crises following each other. In this science café researchers will discuss how, for example, culture and knowledge can help us tackle these challenges. Welcome to join in and ask your questions!


Beate Schirrmacher, a literary scholar at Linnaeus University and member of Humtank, Sweden. My research about classical music and violence in film and literature demonstrates how art confronts us with contradictions and ambiguity. Therefore, art, film and literature can help us cope with the negative feelings that go along with unclear situations – an essential skill in a time of colliding crises.

Connor McGookin, MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute, University of Cork, Ireland. My central research interests are participatory approaches to energy system modeling and planning, local authority climate/energy planning, and community responses to sustainability challenges (in particular climate change).

Dr Margaret Jean Westby University of Malta, Malta. My research interests are human-technology relations and interactions in artistic/social practice, in particular to healing and caring.

Science café

The basic idea behind a Science Café is for the public’s questions and points of view to drive the conversation. Science Cafés are organised in many countries around the world. Learn more


Friday 30 September, 14:00-15.00 (CET)


In person at Vetenskapens Hus (House of Science) in Stockholm or on Zoom. Register below to receive a link to the zoom event.


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