The Forum from BBC World Service: Ideas from the world's leading writers and thinkers: Why Green is the new Red.

Sep 17, 2011 02:00 pm
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Small Stage
Author Tanja Dückers, Luis Berrios-Negron
Host Bridget Kendall
Price 6 Euro / reduced 5 / pupils 4
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Many established European political parties seem irrelevant to the issues we are grappling with in 2011 but we shouldn’t underestimate the growing ability of green activism, in its diverse forms, to change not just our shopping habits but society as well. But can the Greens become real new Revolutionaries? The work of Puerto Rican designer Luis Berrios Negron has a strong environmental element but he has recently come to question the whole concept of sustainability. Berlin writer Tanja Dueckers asks what’s left of the ‘red’ revolution of 1968 and how can today’s young revolt against their ueber-liberal parents. And Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Paul Harding reminds us that it’s not so easy to get rid of one’s past and start again with a clean - or should that be green – slate.
Hosted by BBC Diplomatic Correspondent Bridget Kendall.
This panel discussion is recorded for broadcast on BBC World Service and we encourage comments from the audience during the recording. This event will be held in English.

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