At the Conferences in Lviv, we would like to ask ourselves “What do we believe in?” A special focus of the conference is our modern society and its beliefs. Metaphor – faith as a social glue tells how faith, an inevitable human feature, can connect together in communities, motivate and inspire, bring mutual trust. As well as faith can isolate communities, forming conflicts and distrust, as well be used as a tool for manipulation and abuse.
We invited thinkers, philosophers, researchers, artists, and all interested in the subject to reflect on the subject of faith and look through different lenses of faith.
- Iryna Starovoit “Faith as a social glue”
- Svitlana Chunikhina “Conspiracy theories and superstitions as social bubbles”
- Vakhtang Kebuladze “Faith, Belief, and Trust – philosophical, psychological and socio-political dimensions”
- Yevhen Hlibovytsky “Faith as a challenge of trust”
The international performance project FACE TO FAITH questions the importance of faith for our societies. In theater projects and conferences, the seven cultural institutions from the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, Israel, Poland, and Ukraine want to question the identity-creating and political backgrounds, as well as the connecting or separating aspects of this human expression. For this purpose, artists, experts, and people of all kinds are invited to create new perspectives, tell unknown stories and uncover unsolvable conflicts.
We thank the European Union’s Creative Europe Program for supporting the project.
Conference recording can be found here.