Davor Džalto
The Dark Knight Trilogy: Fake Solutions and Real Indoctrination
Thursday, May 25 • 5:20 pm – 5:40 pm (CEST)

Born on May 17, 1980, in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina (then part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia), Davor Džalto is a philosopher, artist, theorist, and theologian.

After completing primary school, he pursued further education at the Art School in Niš and the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. He successfully completed his doctoral thesis defense at the Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg, Germany, at the age of 26.

He is currently Professor in Religion, Art and Democracy in the Department of Eastern Christian Studies at the University College Stockholm in Sweden, as well as President of The Institute for the Study of Culture and Christianity. His research focuses primarily on the exploration of human freedom and creativity, as metaphysical, political, as well as aesthetic concepts.

He has taught at several American and European universities, specializing in the fields of art history and theory, political philosophy, theology, and aesthetics. He is also a former recipient of the prestigious Fulbright scholarship from the US Government.

Among his most recently published books are Anarchy and the Kingdom of God: From Eschatology to Orthodox Christian Political Theology and Back (Fordham Press, 2021), and Beyond Capitalist Dystopia: Rethinking Freedom and Democracy in the Age of Global Crises (Routledge, 2022).

As an artist, he works in various media including painting, graphics, performance, video art, and environmental art. His works have been exhibited in multiple exhibitions across different countries. Additionally, he is recognized for his contributions as a theorist.