Event Name Thinking Without Bannisters: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt
Start Date 29th May 2017 12:30pm
End Date 29th May 2017 5:00pm
Duration 4 hours and 30 minutes
Description

Film screening of Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt, followed by a roundtable discussion on Arendt's Thinking Without Bannisters

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As original as it is wide-ranging, the work of Hannah Arendt continues to inspire. A foremost twentieth-century thinker, she is distinguished for her life-long commitment to understanding the ever-changing political realities of her time – most notably the unprecedented evils of totalitarianism – that persistently defied established standards of thought. In response, she remained unyielding in her appeal to individuals' capacity for independent judgement: one that debunks the guidance of ossified yardsticks, and confronts whatever happens in its novelty. Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt, the new documentary film directed by Ada Ushpiz, brings this legacy into the spotlight. This film screening and discussion aim to revivify the spirit of Arendt to reflect upon the pressing novel challenges and failures of contemporary politics.