September 2nd – Cultural Café #2: Should I report this?

After a Summer break and loads of iced coffees in the sun, Lost in a Cup is back in town and so are the Cultural Cafés!

Following the success of our first digital event in July, we decided to keep it going and hold more events in the coming months with different themes and topics to focus on to get the debates going and bring people together in our borderless cultural cafe.

The theme this time is going to allow us to debate a situation of doubt we have all experienced at some point or other in our lives. When we see someone breaking the law should we: report it, try to sort it out ourselves or just walk past and totally ignore it?

Whether it directly affects you or it doesn’t, should you report what you’ve witnessed? To what extent should we tolerate wrong doings? Or take our own direct action? When instead should we delegate it to the authorities?

We look forward to gather together once again, with people from different countries and backgrounds, to discuss the topic and challenge our thoughts with inspiration from academic research. Prepare your coffee-cup and get ready for the second Cultural Café!

Still not sure what our Cultural Café events are all about?! Click here and find out!

Cultural Café #2: Should I report this?

WHEN? 2nd September 2020

WHERE? Online! Via the Zoom platform (meeting link available 48 hours before)

TIME? 19:00 – 20:30 Stockholm & Central European Time

LANGUAGE? English

HOW? Sign up via the form. Click here (it will open in a new tab).

HASHTAGS: #ShouldIReport #EspressøYourself

Don’t forget to tell friends who could be interested, as we are holding the event digitally we don’t have to worry about running out of chairs ! > Click here to invite your friends to the Facebook event

Find out about all the upcoming Cultural Cafe events in the following months.

Thoughts? Questions? Comments? Don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Cultural Café Events: Save the Dates!

The Cultural Cafe is Lost in a Cup’s signature event and we would love it if you came!

That’s why we are publishing all the dates of the upcoming digital events now – for the rest of 2020, so you can write it down in your diary and join us.

  • 2nd of September
  • 7th of October
  • 4th of November

The themes of the events will be announced on our website and social media channels a few weeks before the events.

The time of the events remains the same:

19:00 Central European Time (Stockholm, Bruxelles, Paris, Madrid, Rome)

Other time zone:

Europe: 18:00 (London, Lisbon) / 20:00 (Helsinki, Athens, Moscow)

Americas: 13:00 (New York, East Coast) / 10:00 (Los Angeles, West Coast)

Asia: 21:30 (Tehran), 22:30 (New Delhi)

Events will take place digitally via Zoom so in order to take place you need to reserve a spot via the specific sign-up forms:

Sign up to the Cultural Café of the 2nd of September.

Sign up to the Cultural Café of the 7th of October.

Sign up to the Cultural Café of the 4th of November.

If you have any questions just get in touch!

Cultural Café #1: Are historical ‘sins’ ever to be forgiven?

History teaches us of the many great things mankind has achieved but can also show us the big mistakes made over and over again in time.

Depending on how you were taught it in school you most likely either love it or hate it and that has a lot to do with how it was presented and what way you engage with the past. This video by ‘The School of Life‘ gives a good intro to ‘History’ as a subject and the problems in the way it is taught.

Through time many things change including consensus over certain topics and behaviours which brought us to discussing if moral behaviours committed by people in the past should be judged by today’s standards. We listened to some extracts of BBC Radio 4’s programme ‘The Philosopher’s Arms’, originally aired in 2013 and available online via BBC Sound.

During the discussions, the participants shared a lot of interesting suggestions on things to read about connected to the topic. We listed some of them here:

Books:

  • “Enlightenment Now” by Steven Pinker
  • “Erst kommt das Fressen, dann kommt die Moral.” by Bertolt Brecht
  • ”Årstafruns dagbok” a dairy by Mrs Märta  Helena Renstierna 
  • “The World of Yesterday” by Stefan Zweig

Originally the event was scheduled to last approximately an hour but ended up lasting almost two hours. We sent out a survey to all the participants to get their feedback and see what can be done to improve the format before our next event which we expect will take place towards the end of July / beginning of August. More info coming soon!

Our first digital cultural café was presented by Alexander Maxia and Tove Ljung from Base10 startup hub in Uppsala. It took place on Thursday, July 2nd and people joined from four different countries. More events will follow, keep following us on social media and sign up to our mailing list here!

Big thanks to Jason Dainter, CEO of Base10 for kindly lending us the space to broadcast; Joakim Fichtel from Almi Uppsala for the support and advice leading up to the event and James Maxia for additional research into the topic presented.

Career Day 2019

Lost in a Cup was proud collaborator at ‘Career Day 2019’, a yearly fair organised by five different student organisations who focus on creating events for students who study degrees in the political science / diplomatic sphere at Uppsala University.

The event was held at V-Dala Nation and counted over 400 participants who had the chance of speaking to recruiters and explore career paths in the various stands.

Lost in a Cup had its own stand, providing Italian style coffee to energise the participants with espressos and the occasional cappuccinos.

Coffee stand at Career Day 2019

Those who stopped by for a coffee also got the chance to win an Adesso Espresso electric milk foamer!

Ebba with her new milk foamer!

It was a fantastic experience, many coffees were made and interesting conversations took place with the many who stopped-by. Special thanks to the team of volunteers who organised such a successful event and all who took part!

PopUp Cultral Café: Does Tech Make Society Alienating?

The first PopUp Cultural Café by Lost in a Cup will take place in Base10, right in the heart of Uppsala’s Tech Startup scene.

During the evening there will be a series of interesting talks, open debate and ample opportunity to mingle with people who share similar interests on the topic.

As the Cultural Café will Pop-Up in a StartUp hub, the topic is technology in modern society and the impact its having on our lives. Whilst the advantages of innovation are uncountable and in the StartUp world we often praise their glory, is there also a down side to this? Is our use of technology increasing the sense of alienation for us and the people around us?

The Speakers

Isabelle Edlund – Founder of ‘YouViaMe’

Claes Thorén – Senior Lecturer at Uppsala University

Jörn Passoth – Founder of

Places are limited so please click hereto reserve a spot.

If you booked a spot and can no longer make it, please send an email to: alex@lostinacup.com

The event is free of charge and will be held in English.

  • What: PopUp Cultural Café – stimulating talks, debates and mingle
  • Where: Base10 – Klostergatan 10 (1st floor), 753 21, Uppsala
  • When: Wednesday 3rd of April 2019 @ 17:15

Sounds interesting? Invite your friends to the event on Facebook!

#EspressøYourself #PopUpCulturalCafé