Our world exhibition is a festival of ideas and prospects. Moreover, it is a stage for what we cannot dispute or must refute in case we doubt something. Meeting-Sharing-Learning is not all about communicating knowledge, and yet it is important for our project.
We organize the communication of knowledge in cooperation with excellent project partners in the sciences.
The world of our world exhibition is no term for an assembly of nations that present themselves from a technological and cultural point of view. We do not build pavilions. The subject of the exhibition is the themed world that provides orientation for the curating process and thus informs the concrete work on the exhibition contents.
Meeting-Sharing-Learning is on the road. We are not confined to a permanent location, for we wish to meet people out there in their own communities and thus present the world exhibition even under the open sky. Why then not speak of a roadshow?
Travelling means changing and developing. This is true even for our exhibition, which is not created to remain the same. Instead, we champion participation as a basic principle by which our exhibition is supposed to grow over time. The work on the exhibition’s content is basically open to all of those who want to responsibly participate in dealing with present-day themes. The communication of scientific knowledge is thus accompanied by a process of public self-understanding.
Why do we distinguish between the communication of knowledge and the process of public self-understanding? We make this distinction because there is a need to distinguish between facts and problems. The world exhibition is not an exhibition about contemporary problems, but about facts that turn into common themes and problems only when we make them the subject of public discourse. Meeting-Sharing-Learning does not determine what problems we have. Instead, we offer a forum for debating facts and for discussing the question of whether they can constitute problems to us.
It is as simple as that. And so important.