THE EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
During the performance of IS German robbers in jihad:
Night-Talk with Dr. Sandra Nuy
"Terrorism is aimed at the people watching, not at the actual victims. Terrorism is theatre" was the provocative thesis of American terrorism expert Brian Jenkins already in 1974. In fact, terrorism as a form of political violence is aimed to generate anxiety-filled attention and is therefore necessarily dependent on the creation of publicity. The media, on the other hand, can hardly ignore terrorist actions, as they serve too many news factors. This Night Talk is on the trail of this special relationship between media and terrorism. Over a glass of wine, we invite you to discuss the findings of terrorism research and the staging.
Sandra Nuy is a private professor of media studies and research assistant in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Siegen. She teaches and researches in the fields of political culture and media aesthetics, dramaturgies of the political and the cultures of memory. Since her studies she has also worked as a freelance cultural journalist and theatre critic. She lives in Cologne and is a member of the theatre advisory board of the City of Cologne and a member of the jury of the Kurt Hackenberg Prize for Political Theatre, awarded by the Freie Volksbühne Köln.