With "Tell me about Europe", we are inviting the public in London and twelve other European cities to discuss together Europe's past, present and future. The discussion is based on interviews with well-known Europeans, which have been collected in the European Archive of Voices. In it, contemporary witnesses, born before 1945, tell young people about their life paths. They touch on topics such as war and conflict, the disparities between town and country, gender (in)justice, religious freedom or the recent return of nationalism. The different perspectives on Europe from East and West will also become tangible. A sound collage by the sound artist Marc Matter will take up passages from the conversations and make them apparent for the guests at each event.
The stories encourage reflection on the current state of Europe. Europe has been in a serious crisis for some years now. The consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic have exacerbated this crisis in recent months. What do young people want to give to continue this intergenerational project and to continue writing history? What values have we built Europe on? What can and should a political, social and cultural project look like in the future?