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The Forum
8 June
Haifa Zangana, Adam Phillips, Renata Salecl


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A conceptual meeting point for this week's three ideas by Emily Kasriel

The Forum, the BBC World Service programme presented by diplomatic correspondent Bridget Kendall which boldly crosses boundaries: scientific, creative and geographic.

On the programme this week this week we dig deep, asking whether our consumer age burdens us with too much choice, exploring new notions of intimacy and examining how artistic imagination can transform the violent history of Iraq.

Meet the guests

Renata Salecl professor of Law at the London School of Ecomonics and senior researcher at the Institute of Criminology in Ljubljana, Slovenia, discusses her current work on The Tyranny of Choice, analysing why capitalist insistence on choice increases feelings of anxiety and guilt.

London based Iraqi writer and artist Haifa Zangana, author of City of Widows, discusses how her artwork reflects the turbulent history of Iraq.

View Haifa's series of collages: The Destruction of Maps

In his new book, British psychoanalyist and author Adam Philips encourages us to look anew at our most intimate relationships. He asks whether it is possible to have intimate connections without getting to know someone.

Listen to the 60 second idea

Each week we give one of our guests the chance to change the world and present an idea they feel could make all the difference.

This week it's the turn of artist Haifa Zangana.

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