Long Night of World Religions 2022

The Dream of I

Long Night of World Religions 2022
Zeichnung: Stefan Marx
Szenische Einrichtung
Matthias Günther
Concept, Video-Interviews, Dramaturgy
Dorothea Grießbach
Stage, Video Projections
Nadin Schumacher


Schüler*innen der 12. Klasse des Emilie-Wüstenfeld-Gymnasiums. Coaches: Catharina Boutari, Andrea Meschede, Mosha „Shah-Mo“ Daroiche


Tahini (Thomas Yang de Pfeiffer, Nicholas Morales und Hicham Almakdari)

House of Brownies (Pascal Schmidt, Tash Manzungu)

Sung-Yon Lee

Balkan Trio (Bajram Demajlji Drums, Erhan Kemer Piano, Kemal Osman Klarinette)

Catarina Boutari und Tom Gatza Klavier

Marco Schmedtje Gitarre



Prof. Dr. Aleida Assmann (Digital)

Prof. Dr. Jan Assmann (Digital)

Hans Block und Moritz Riesewick

Dr. Anna Briskina-Müller

Mathias Greffrath

Dr. Ana Honnacker

Prof. Dr. Hubert Knoblauch

M.A. Tuğrul Kurt

Sung-Yon Lee

Dr. Janina Loh

PD Dr. Alexander Rösler



Dr. Christiane Florin (Deutschlandfunk)



Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Veltri (Akademie der Weltreligionen), Joachim Lux

First we live, then we die and what comes next? The ideas on this are diverse. Do we go into the great unknown or are we reborn? Is there a physical resurrection, does the soul live on or do we only live through the memories and acts of those left behind – or: nothing?


Religions and world ideologies offer different ideas about life and death, about individuality, body and spirit. Even in post-religious or naturalistic world views you will find ideas about a continuation of life after death – or even an attempt to overcome death. What does death mean in a world where life is increasingly defined by technology? What would happen if the promise of immortality were redeemed, which Homo sapiens lose because of their biology - a ‘posthuman’ era with a ‘post-biotic’ future of the species, lived out as digital data carriers? Immortality: Dream or nightmare?


The Long Night of World Religions includes Q&A discussions, music, performances and readings encompassing religion, philosophy, science and literature.



In collaboration with the Academy of World Religions Hamburg University and the German World Service


6th February 2022, Thalia Theater

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