Brainwash Festival

20-27 October 2018

Rebellious writers, thinkers and artists from the Netherlands and beyond share their insights on today’s most pressing questions during the Brainwash Festival from 20 to 27 October in the historic inner city of Amsterdam.

Brainwash is an annual philosophy and literature festival, during which various disciplines reflect on personal and societal issues in the form of lectures by (inter)national speakers, conversations and readings from new work by writers.

Central themes this year are narcissism and self-love, radical inequality, ideal images as the culprits of our time, visions of the future and dystopias, liberating algorithms, the flipside of authenticity and our post-capitalist culture.