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Future Citizen Forum: Values

22 Nov 2014

Regular hours

Saturday
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£7, £5 concessions

Tate Modern

London, United Kingdom

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  • Bus: 45, 63, 100, 344, 381, RV1
  • Tube: Southwark/Blackfriars
  • Train: London Bridge

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What is the value of being a citizen? What are the values that will or should guide the future citizen? How can we rethink the idea of value away from a purely economic model of worth? Is there a blurring of values and morals in today's conception of citizenship? Within the current political sphere in Europe and beyond we are seeing an attempt to define the values of society, values which dictate who belongs to this economy or society. At the same time, anxieties over the economy, immigration, security and cyberspace correspond to certain values or a struggle over values: what does it mean to live in a secure society? What does it mean to work in a prosperous economy? These questions connect the future citizen to values such as prosperity, equality, privacy, security, and safety. Speakers include Faiza Shaheen, Head of Inequality and Sustainable Development at Save the Children, and Cynthia Weber, Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex and Co-Editor, International Feminist Journal of Politics.

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