Kübra Gümüşay: The Power of Language | WORD

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How our words are building our realities

Kübra Gümüşay follows a longing: for a language that does not reduce people to categories. For a language that allows them to exist in their multifaceted diversity. For truly communal thinking in a polarising world. Kübra Gümüşay has long been committed to equal rights and discourse at eye level. In her first book she explores the question of how language shapes our thinking and determines our politics. She shows how people become invisible as individuals when they are always seen as part of a group – and are only allowed to express themselves as such. But how can people really speak as people? And how can we all – in a time of increasingly harsh, hateful discourse – communicate with each other in a different way?

This session will be held in German.

Kübra Gümüşay, Writer, Germany