It is our pleasure and honor to invite you to the first Užupis University Unconference. This is a unique chance to instantly become wiser and more foolish than you were before. This is your opportunity to explore the campus of Užupis University, enter the doors to it’s faculties, and sneak into the snooky minds of our deans and lecturers. The UžUni staff will be awaiting you to be your teacher as well as your student.
On 31 Mar 2021 at 7 PM Užupis local time you can attend the conference cia this link www.topia.io/uzuni. For updates on the conference please visit the facebook event. For further info about our faculties and lectures, please have a look at www.uzupisuniversity.com.
For centuries, we have been following rational thinking in the Cartesian style. This thinking has transformed our mind into a highly efficient tool with which we can analyze, optimize and exploit everything – but somehow it also forces us to do so. Caught in our rational thinking space, we tackle the biggest problems in human history with the same old reflexes that only bring us closer to extinction. Nevertheless, this Cartesian rational thinking is so omnipresent that we can hardly imagine any other way to think and solve problems.
It is time to try something different. Something totally different. So let’s try the opposite of Cartesian rational thinking. Let’s try paradox (: But what does paradox thinking actually look like? And how can we apply paradox to meet the challenges of our time?
At the Užupis University Symposium on Applied Paradox unbearably wise and foolish artists, techis and cultural makers will help us leave our familiar terrain of thoughts to explore the unthinkable. We will discuss the potential of paradox in relation to topics like quantum computing, glitch feminism, space habitation and π!
Agenda (6:00 pm to 8:30 pm)