Emancipation as Navigation: From the Space of Reasons to the Space of Freedoms (Summer School)

 
7.10.2015

HYPERSTITION screening + Q&A

18:00-21:00California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)24700 McBean Parkway91355 Valencia
 
9.2.2016

Armen Avanessian – Vortrag

18:30Deutsches Theater BerlinSchumannstr. 13a10117 Berlin
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25.2.2016

Armen Avanessian – Keynote

Konferenz »Nun sag, wie hast dus mit der Theorie?«
09:30ClaudianaHerzog-Friedrich-Straße 36020 Innsbruck
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17.7.2015

Armen Avanessian – Akzeleration

20:30NRW-ForumEhrenhof 240479 Düsseldorf
 
7.7.2015

Armen Avanessian: curatedby_vienna TOMORROW TODAY (work in progress)

18:00AutocenterLeipziger Str. 5610117 Berlin
 
29.6.2015

Armen Avanessian – Hyperstition

moderated by Igor Chubarov
18:00ССA WINAZVOD4th Syromyatnicheskiy lane building 610512 Moscow
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10.6.2015

Armen Avanessian/Anke Hennig – Das (non)fiktionale Tempus Präsens

Graduiertenkolleg faktuales fiktionales erzählen
20:00Freiburg Institute for Advanced StudiesBismarckallee 2279098 Freiburg im Breisgau
 
17.5.2015

Arne de Boever – Financial Realism

19:00MerveCrellestraße 2210827 Berlin
Ausschnitt This talk looks at the representation of the economy in 20th- and 21st-century "finance novels". It starts from the peculiar fact that more often than not, finance novels have very little to say about finance. The best example here remains Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho: far from teaching its readers anything about the economy, it focuses solely on the psychosis of its main character, Patrick Bateman. Like the psychotic disavowal of reality it documents, American Psycho thus itself... Mehr
 
28.2.2015

Nathan Brown: Expanded Poetics, Speculative Poetics

with a response by Anke Hennig and an introduction by Armen Avanessian
17:00MerveCrellestraße 2210827 Berlin
 
17.7.2014

Ray Brassier - The Catastrophy of Time: On J. G. Ballard

18:00Peter-Szondi-Institut, FU Berlin, Room: JK 28/208Habelschwerdter Allee 4514195 berlin
 
12.7.2014

Navigating the Space of Reasons / Navigating the Space of Freedoms

Epilog
9:00-17:00Haus der Kulturen der WeltJohn-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
 
11.7.2014

Ray Brassier

Mapping and Picturing

9:00-17:00Haus der Kulturen der WeltJohn-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
Ausschnitt Session one: Mapping and Picturing"For the perceptive nominalist, the varieties of mapping are as multiple as simple matter-of-factual qualities and relations." (Wilfrid Sellars, Naturalism and Ontology, p.60)What Sellars calls 'mapping' is closely tied to his theory of picturing. In this seminar, I want to investigate the link between mapping and picturing. Picturing does not consist in a relation of resemblance between representation and represented. It consists in the structural... Mehr
 
Biografieay Brassier is a member of the philosophy faculty at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, known for his work in philosophical realism. He was formerly Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University, London, England. He is the author of Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction and the translator of Alain Badiou's Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism and Theoretical Writings and Quentin Meillassoux's After Finitude: An Essay on...Mehr
 
11.7.2014

Emancipating the Concept of Freedom

Diskussion mit Armen Avanessian, Anke Hennig, Helen Hester, Ben Singleton, Nick Srnicek und Pete Wolfendale
19:00Haus der Kulturen der WeltJohn-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
Ausschnitt „Befreiung / Emancipation" ist Signatur und einigendes Leitthema der intellektuellen, politische und künstlerischen Diskurse im Paradigma der Moderne bzw. ihrer postmodernen Kritikprojekte und Aufarbeitungen. Die Differenz zwischen erlösender „Freiheit von" und ermächtigender „Freiheit etwas zu tun" bleibt jedoch eine von aktuellen Debatten unausgemessene DifferenzIn welchem Modus der Navigation lassen sich Geschichte und Zukunft des westlichen Rationalismus erzählen und als emanzipatorisches... Mehr
 
10.7.2014

Creativity Innovation, Emancipation/Expression, Conception, Navigation

General Discussion
9:00-17:00Haus der Kulturen der WeltJohn-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
 
9.7.2014

Benedict Singleton

The Long Con / The Straw Astronaut

9:00-17:00Haus der Kulturen der WeltJohn-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
Ausschnitt Session one: The Long Con (9:00-12:00)Design inevitably entails an engagement with the logic of the plot, and this session will investigate what this abrupt and unlikely claim might mean. Even the most cursory consideration shows 'plot' to be a strange term, unusually rich. It can refer to an architectural site, as in the ground-plot of a building, as well as a workshop drawing or analytic chart; it also indexes a sequence of fictional events strung into a narrative, and, simultaneously, the... Mehr
 
BiografieBenedict Singleton is a strategist with a background in design and philosophy. He is based in London, where he works on a mixture of commercial and self-directed or pro bono projects, and writes widely on the history and future of design technology.Mehr
 
8.7.2014

Helen Hester

Feminism and Technology After Firestone / Re-Engineering Embodiment

9:00-17:00Haus der Kulturen der WeltJohn-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
Ausschnitt Session one: Feminism and Technology after Firestone (9:00-12:00)There is a longstanding feminist interest in engaging with science and technology, from the early agitation surrounding the under-representation of women within the STEM industries, to more recent technofeminist work addressing 'the mutually shaping relationship between gender and technology, in which technology is both a source and a consequence of gender relations' (Wajcman, 2004: p. 107). Within this already lively field,... Mehr
 
BiografieHelen Hester joined the Media Department of Middlesex University in 2013, after serving as Senior Lecturer in Media at the international branch campus in Mauritius. Her research interests include pornography, transgression, and sexuality studies, and she is the author of Beyond Explicit: Pornography and the Displacement of Sex (SUNY Press, 2014).Mehr
 
7.7.2014

Lucca Fraser

Diagonalisation in the Space of Reasons / D. in the Space of Sex

9:00-17:00Haus der Kulturen der WeltJohn-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
Ausschnitt Session one: Diagonalization in the Space of Reasons (9:00-12:00)The notion of "the space of reasons" -- if taken as more than a figure of speech – makes demands on reasons' structure and forms of articulation. And, conversely, how we conceive the structure of reasoning constrains our efforts to conceive the "space" or horizon in which they unfold. In the first session of this seminar, I will be examining, in as distilled and minimalistic a fashion as possible, a certain kind of conflict that... Mehr
 
BiografieOlivia Lucca Fraser in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her philosophical work revolves around the themes of formalization, freedom, dialectics, and sex. She is a mother of five. Eager to spread herself thinly across the remaining conditions of philosophy, she splits her unspared time between poetry and feminist politics.Mehr
 
5.7.2014

Nick Srnicek

The Critique of Folk-Politics / The Future of the Left

9:00-17:00Haus der Kulturen der WeltJohn-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
Ausschnitt Session one: The Critique of Folk Politics (9:00-12:00)This first section will examine the concept of folk politics as it is embodied in contemporary radical political practice. It will start with an initial overview of the problems of folk politics, before moving onto a historical analysis of the rise of folk political thinking. It will set the concept as a response to determinate political problems that emerged post-1968, but that has today become itself a political problem. Taking folk... Mehr
 
BiografieNick Srnicek is a Teaching Fellow in Geopolitics and Globalisation at UCL, and PhD graduate in International Relations from LSE. He was co-editor of The Speculative Turn (Re.press, 2011), and is currently writing Folk Politics (2015) with Alex Williams. Mehr
 
4.7.2014

Deneb Kozikowski

Modernity at the Frontier / Navigability and Metamorphoses

9:00-17:00Haus der Kulturen der WeltJohn-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
Ausschnitt Modernity at the Frontier / Navigability and MetamorphosesThis seminar will offer an exposition of the major debates surrounding modernity and modernization in Latin America from the mid-nineteenth century onwards, thus covering the main issues underlying the development a post-colonial and post-slavery condition. Emphasis will be placed on the ways in which the Latin American context intrinsically reveals the paradoxes and antinomies of modernity (conceptually) and modernization... Mehr
 
BiografieDeneb is pursuing a PhD at Columbia University, at the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures and Institute of Comparative Literature and Society. Deneb researches naturalist, scientific, anthropological, fictional and non-fictional textual and visual production around the Amazon as a conceptual, economic, social and cultural frontier of processes of modernization in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Her research is centered on the epistemological and socio-cultural problems...Mehr
 
3.7.2014

Armen Avanessian, Anke Hennig

Poesis and Linguistics

9:00-12:00Haus der Kulturen der WeltJohn-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
Ausschnitt Poesis and LinguisticsOur point of departure is the attempt to read Brandom's theory of inferentialism in a semiotic manner. We focus upon the concept of language as a symbolical (not indexical) system to be understood via a triadic semiotics (instead of a dyadic one). Accordingly the ontology of language is relational, implies wholes, and generates inferences. In order to avoid reducing pragmatics to a simple semantic or discursive register and thereby compromising the holistic project, it... Mehr
 
BiografieArmen Avanessian ist Philosoph und Literaturwissenschaftler an der Freien Universität Berlin und derzeit Gastprofessor an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg. 2011 war er Visiting Fellow am German Department at Columbia University und 2012 am German Department der Yale University. 2011 gründete er die Recherche- und Publikationsplatform www.spekulative-poetik.de. Buchpublikationen u.a. Phänomenologie ironischen Geistes. Ethik, Poetik und Politik der Moderne (Fink, 2010), Präsens....Mehr
 
BiografieAnke Hennig, Studium der Russistik und Germanistik in Berlin und Moskau, Abschluss 1998 mit einer Arbeit zur Poetik des Formalisten Viktor Šklovskij, bis 2002 Kollegiatin im Graduiertenkolleg an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, gefördert mit einer medienhistorischen Dissertation „Die sowjetische Kinodramaturgie der 30-er Jahre", Promotion 2005 am „Peter Szondi-Institut für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft". Seit 2003 Mitarbeiterin am Sonderforschungsbereich 626 „Ästhetische...Mehr
 
3.7.2014

James Trafford

Navigating Reason: Duality, Dialectics, and Speculation

14:00-17:00Haus der Kulturen der WeltJohn-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
Ausschnitt Navigating Reason: Duality, Dialectics, and SpeculationIt is pretty much a platitude that, in the attempt to erect certain boundaries of thought, thought extends beyond those boundaries (e.g. Lawvere's construction of the generic structure of Cantor's, Russell's, Tarski's, Godel's arguments). Typically, these have been understood to be "mere pathologies", which engender contradiction and inconsistency that can be excised from thought before thinking even has chance to begin. Logic is supposed... Mehr
 
BiografieJames Trafford is Senior Lecturer in cultural theory at UCA, Epsom. His work attempts to deal with issues relating to rationalism, non-standard logic and surpassing the "boundaries" of thinking on the one hand, and aesthetics and modernism on the other. His work has been published in journals, gallery catalogues and design-books. Forthcoming with Urbanomic is the collection "Speculative Aesthetics", co-edited with Robin Mackay and Luke Pendrell. He is also working on a monograph preliminary...Mehr
 
2.7.2014

Peter Wolfendale

Freedom and Reason / Navigation and Representation

9:00-17:00Haus der Kulturen der WeltJohn-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
Ausschnitt Session one: Freedom and Reason (9:00-12:00)This first session aims to outline the connection between the concepts of freedom and reason. We will begin by tracing the dialectic of the concept of freedom, beginning with Spinoza and Leibniz's attempts to make free will compatible with the principle of sufficient reason, and showing how this debate is refracted through Kant's account of rational agency. We will see how this refraction splits the Kantian tradition into an authentic Spinozan form... Mehr
 
2.7.2014

Escape Velocity: Navigating Speculative Realism

Diskussion mit Armen Avanessian, Lucca Frazer, Deneb Kozikowski, Robin Mackay, Reza Negarestani, James Trafford, Pete Wolfendal
19:00Haus der Kulturen der WeltJohn-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
Ausschnitt „Befreiung / Emancipation" ist Signatur und einigendes Leitthema der intellektuellen, politische und künstlerischen Diskurse im Paradigma der Moderne bzw. ihrer postmodernen Kritikprojekte und Aufarbeitungen. Die Differenz zwischen erlösender „Freiheit von" und ermächtigender „Freiheit etwas zu tun" bleibt jedoch eine von aktuellen Debatten unausgemessene DifferenzIn welchem Modus der Navigation lassen sich Geschichte und Zukunft des westlichen Rationalismus erzählen und als emanzipatorisches... Mehr
 
1.7.2014

Reza Negarestani

The Matheme of the Universal / Engineering through Navigation

9:00-17:00Haus der Kulturen der WeltJohn-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
Ausschnitt Session one: The Matheme of the Universal (9:00-12:00)This presentation aims to introduce some of the recent advances in mathematics and concept-analysis through an accessible conceptual history shaped by philosophical questions surrounding topics such as particularity, universality, analysis, synthesis, orientation, quantity, quality and theory of extension. By answering these questions it would be possible to reinvent the dialectic betweenparticularity and universality as the transition... Mehr
 
BiografieReza Negarestani ist ein iranischer Philosoph und Schriftsteller. Negarestani lebt und arbeitet heute in den USA. Er ist Autor einer Vielzahl von Beiträgen zu Journalen und Sammelbänden. Darüber hinaus lehrte er an zahlreichen internationalen Universitäten und Instituten. Das Augenmerk seines gegenwärtigen philosophischen Projekts konzentriert sich auf den rationalen Universalismus, von der Entwicklung des modernen Wissenssystems bis hin zu zeitgenössischen rationalistischen Philosophien. Er...Mehr
 
30.6.2014

Robin Mackay

Philosophical and Political Heresy

15:00-16:00Torstrasse 7010119 Berlin
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BiografieRobin MacKay is a philosopher and director of UK arts organization Urbanomic, which promotes research activities addressing crucial issues in philosophy and science and their relation to contemporary art practice, and aims to engender interdisciplinary thinking and production. Mackay is editor of Urbanomic's publication Collapse: Journal of Philosophical Research and Development. He has translated various works of French philosophy, including Alain Badiou's Number and Numbers, François...Mehr
 
30.6.2014

Reza Negarestani

The Shape of Concepts to Come

16:00-17:00Torstrasse 7010119 Berlin
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BiografieReza Negarestani ist ein iranischer Philosoph und Schriftsteller. Negarestani lebt und arbeitet heute in den USA. Er ist Autor einer Vielzahl von Beiträgen zu Journalen und Sammelbänden. Darüber hinaus lehrte er an zahlreichen internationalen Universitäten und Instituten. Das Augenmerk seines gegenwärtigen philosophischen Projekts konzentriert sich auf den rationalen Universalismus, von der Entwicklung des modernen Wissenssystems bis hin zu zeitgenössischen rationalistischen Philosophien. Er...Mehr
 
30.6.2014

Nick Srnicek

Machinic Value

17:00-18:00Torstrasse 7010119 Berlin
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BiografieNick Srnicek is a Teaching Fellow in Geopolitics and Globalisation at UCL, and PhD graduate in International Relations from LSE. He was co-editor of The Speculative Turn (Re.press, 2011), and is currently writing Folk Politics (2015) with Alex Williams. Mehr
 
29.6.2014

Peter Wolfendale

Reintroduction to Metaphysics

14:00-16:00MerveCrellestraße 2210827 Berlin
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29.6.2014

Alex Williams

Re-Engineering the Political

16:00-18:00MerveCrellestraße 2210827 Berlin
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BiografieAlex Williams is a PhD student at the University of East London, presently at work on a thesis entitled 'Hegemony and Complexity'. He is also the author, with Nick Srnicek, of the forthcoming Folk Politics.Mehr
 
26.6.2014

Iain Hamilton Grant, Steven Shaviro

Extreme Orbits Before and After Sentience: A Noosphere in Nothingness

Workshop mit Vorträgen und Screenings
12:00-18:00Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Konferenzraum 1John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
Ausschnitt It has been remarked that modern physics, with its extremely strange conceptions of nature, space and time, has long started to sound like Science Fiction. And certainly, it is one task of SF to make the cosmological oddities of science palpable, to connect them to the world of the senses. In recent years, the science fiction novel has increasingly been used as a medium with which to investigate questions about consciousness, cognition, and sentience, but also to construct increasingly... Mehr
 
BiografieIain Hamilton Grant ist Professor für Philosophie an der University of the West of England in Bristol.Sein Interesse gilt der Naturphilosophie, zeitgenössischer französischer Philosophie und antiker Philosophie (vor allem dem Platonismus und dem Neoplatonismus). Er ist unter anderem Übersetzer zahlreicher Werke französischer und deutscher Sprache, darunter Jean Baudrillards Symbolic Exchange and Death und Jean-François Lyotards The Libidinal Economy und Autor von Philosophies of Nature After...Mehr
 
BiografieSteven Shaviro is the DeRoy Professor of English at Wayne State University. He is the author of The Cinematic Body (1993), Doom Patrols: A Theoretical Fiction About Postmodernism (1997), Connected, Or, What It Means To Live in the Network Society (2003), Without Criteria: Kant, Whitehead, Deleuze, and Aesthetics (2009), and Post-Cinematic Affect (2010). His work in progress involves studies of speculative realism, of post-continuity styles in contemporary cinema, of music videos, and of...Mehr
 

Accelerationism. A Symposium on Tendencies in Capitalism

Einleitung Curated by Armen Avanessian and Matteo PasquinelliContemporary capitalism is an object of high abstraction. The symposium is an invitation to discuss and disclose the anonymous and inner tendencies of capitalism, to study its monetary, algorithmic and energetic viscera. How can one grasp the living drives of financial markets and technological innovation? And more importantly: who really produces and controls those drives and how could any alternative political subject emerge without such a complex knowledge?The recent debate on accelerationism and the philosophical scene of Speculative Realism just reminded of an old question... Mehr
 
15.12.2013

Armen Avanessian, Matteo Pasquinelli

Introduction

10:00-10:30Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 29 10178 Berlin
Ausschnitt Contemporary capitalism is an object of high abstraction. The symposium is an invitation to discuss and disclose the anonymous and inner tendencies of capitalism, to study its monetary, algorithmic and energetic viscera. How can one grasp the living drives of financial markets and technological innovation? And more importantly: who really produces and controls those drives and how could any alternative political subject emerge without such a complex knowledge?The recent debate on... Mehr
 
BiografieArmen Avanessian ist Philosoph und Literaturwissenschaftler an der Freien Universität Berlin und derzeit Gastprofessor an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg. 2011 war er Visiting Fellow am German Department at Columbia University und 2012 am German Department der Yale University. 2011 gründete er die Recherche- und Publikationsplatform www.spekulative-poetik.de. Buchpublikationen u.a. Phänomenologie ironischen Geistes. Ethik, Poetik und Politik der Moderne (Fink, 2010), Präsens....Mehr
 
BiografieMatteo Pasquinelli (PhD, London) is a writer, curator and academic researcher. He wrote the book Animal Spirits: A Bestiary of the Commons (2008) and lectures frequently at the intersection of Italian operaismo, French philosophy, media theory and life sciences. His texts have been translated in many languages and he has contributed to journals and newspapers such as Springerin, Multitudes, Fibreculture, Theory Culture & Society, Lugar Comun, Rethinking Marxism, Libération, Il manifesto,...Mehr
 
14.12.2013

Ray Brassier

Wandering Abstraction

10:30-11:30Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 29 10178 Berlin
 
Biografieay Brassier is a member of the philosophy faculty at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, known for his work in philosophical realism. He was formerly Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University, London, England. He is the author of Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction and the translator of Alain Badiou's Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism and Theoretical Writings and Quentin Meillassoux's After Finitude: An Essay on...Mehr
 
14.12.2013

Josephine Berry Slater

Epistemic Panic and the Problem of Life

13:00-14:00Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 29 10178 Berlin
Ausschnitt Taking as its starting point Walter Benjamin's observation that the acceleration of technological development and informational communication is rendering people 'mute', this paper considers the exclusion of embodied experience from late capitalist epistemology. In a biopolitical reading of life's increasing exclusion from thought, the paper focuses on the inability to inscribe experience into a knowledge regime - both governmental, commercial and philosophical - that adopts a mistrusting and... Mehr
 
BiografieJosephine Berry Slater is editor of Mute magazine, and co-director of the Post-Media Lab, Leuphana University, Germany. She teaches part-time at Goldsmiths on the Culture Industry MA and an option course in Biopolitics and Aesthetics. She is also co-author, together with Anthony Iles, of No Room to Move: Radical Art and the Regenerate City.Mehr