Research shows that we live in the most peaceful time in recorded history, but the existence of various conflicts around the world continues to haunt us. Zygmunt Bauman asserted that we live in a liquid modernity wherein old structures on which we depended have melted. By this, he means that we live in times where adaptability and flexibility is key to issues around us, particularly the ones that affect the very existence of our beliefs and values. Should we finally admit that we must enable our structures to change for our survival? The Rīga Conference 2016 will address these issues during a critical time of our community’s future.
October 24, 2016 - Toms Baumanis