Award Ceremony of Prize Question “Disrupted Order?”

Thursday, 21. November 2019
17:00 – 18:00

Collegium Helveticum, Zurich

Collegium Helveticum

As a common German saying goes, “Ordnung ist das halbe Leben” (approx.: order is half the battle). And indeed, different kinds of order are part of our lives and, of course, of many research disciplines: social order – referring to the conduct of communality in social sciences; order – as tools for classifying organisms by rank in biology; a holy order, the ordo salutis – which relates to the salvific business of the church; or an order – as antithetical concept of chaos in philosophy.
And sometimes it is the lack of order or its intentional or latent disruption that attracts the researcher’s attention.

This Preisfrage by the Collegium Helveticum and the Zukunftskolleg invited the contributors to unravel ‘order’ and to show how it can be disrupted and what consequences may result from disrupted order. It thereby seeked to address the societal, political, economic, artistic and scientific scope of order and its disruption in the past, present and future.

The public announcement of the winners will take place on 21 November 2019 at the Collegium Helveticum in Zurich. The winners will receive a prize money.