Crises in a Globalised World

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In a globalised world, basic malfunctions of economic, social, political, and ecological systems are often interconnected in complex ways that endow crises with a new quality. If we are to cope with crises successfully, a comprehensive assessment of their causes is needed, as a basis for concerted action. Such an advance is only possible if exchange between scholars, political decision-makers, and the wider public is intensified. Against this background, the distinctive mission of the Leibniz Research Alliance ‘Crises in a Globalised World’ is to cut across three sets of boundaries— between disciplines, between different thematic fields in which crises figure, and between the academic, political, and societal spheres. The Alliance’s strategic goal is to gather together the expertise which the different participating institutes have accumulated—on financial and debt crises, environmental crises, food crises, and crises of political orders—and use this to generate generalisable knowledge about the processes, dynamics, and patterns of crises, about their systemic character, and about the suitability and social acceptability of policies devised to cope with them. This knowledge can then be applied in the resolution of future crises.

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»Making Crises Visible«

  1. From Science to Art: »Making Crises Visible«

    12 February - 2 June 2020 | Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt

    The exhibition of the interdisciplinary research project of the Leibniz Research Network "Crises of a Globalized World", the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main, the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Mainm, the Leibniz Institute Hessian Foundation for Peace and Conflict Research and the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.

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  2. Exhibition Opening »Making Crises Visible«

    11 February 2020 | Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt

    The 50 exhibited works by young designers and artists from the Offenbach Academy of Art and Design in the form of art and knowledge objects focus on the crises of our time and their treatment and relevance in politics and science.

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