[Ideas] Deep Thought Series: Overcoming a crisis of faith

  • 09/03/2024
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles
  • 10


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Overcoming a crisis a faith

A friendly conversation on stuff that matters
with Andreea Petre-Goncalves

Conversations / Sat 9th March / 5.00-7:00 pm

What will 2024 look like from the future? How will history books record our actions to protect Palestine, or Ukraine? What will they say about the things we did to safeguard democracy from darkness? Will we have made sure AI serves our collective interests? Will we have stopped believing it’s grown up to let our lives be defined by the narrowest of interests?

Experiencing a sense of normality right now has an element of cognitive dissonance about it, and yet most of us do. Trump, an emboldened Putin, a possible European Parliament swing to the far right, the push-back on women’s rights, climate spiralling, farmers spraying manure onto capital streets, a dystopian reality is taking shape under our paralysed gaze. And still it doesn’t seem possible that things could truly be worse. Or better.

We are experiencing a crisis of faith, a drought of the imagination. But the history books are not yet written. We’re a multitude bound by our humanity. The things that seem fixed in our lives are largely our own inventions. We can do better and might.

Come along so we can replenish our collective hope reserves.

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Andreea was 8 years old when totalitarian Communism collapsed overnight in her native Romania. She saw then how quickly yesterday’s absolute truth can become tomorrow reviled atrocity. She knows that societal narratives can shift fast, and when they do, they make deep system re-set possible.

For two decades she worked for international development, human rights, health and sustainability in the EU institutions and international NGOs. In 2019 she set up Flare, a Brussels-based think-and-do tank that experiments with practical ways of shifting the collective ideas we hold of what is normal and desirable. This work builds on 15 years of her researching and writing about societal narrative shifts. She is a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader and a member of Global Diplomacy Lab.

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