A couple of days ago, Malmoe #89 was released and in it you can find an article by Jorinde Schulz and me about the new generational conflict. This term ("Generationenkonflikt" ... praise German's ability of composita!) seems to be witnessing a certain renaissance around the new ecological movements such as Fridays For Future, Extinction Rebellion etc. and is all too easily associated with the 68 uprisings.
However, we want to problematize this comparison with a look at demographic factors: while - in the time of the Baby Boomers - the youth was some kind of majority in the 60ies and 70ies, today this is exactly the opposite: in our aging societies, it is the older people that dominate the public discourse and we should not put as much hope in youthful activism as 50 years ago: simply because the numbers are radically different.
For this new ecological movements to succeed, we need a reevaluation of the traditional associations of "youth" as opposed to "age" - we will need the older to change radically and take the streets as well...
Since the text will take a while to get online, you can also find it here: