Workshop

 
17.11.2016

Drawing Theory

Armen Avanessian and Andreas Töpfer
14:00 – 17:00La Colonie 128, rue Lafayette75010 Paris
Ausschnitt Theory Now Locations, Forms and Practices of Contemporary Theories Mehr
 
12.4.2016-15.4.2016

The Post-Contemporary Condition

(Seminar Armen Avanessian)
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst BaselFreilager-Platz 14023 Basel
 
27.2.2016

Mark Fisher and Armen Avanessian

13:00Künstlerhaus BüchsenhausenWeiherburggasse 13/126020 Innsbruck
 
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
 
30.6.2014

Robin Mackay

Philosophical and Political Heresy

15:00-16:00Torstrasse 7010119 Berlin
Ausschnitt Anmeldung bitte per e-mail an: armen.avanessian@gmx.net Mehr
 
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
Ausschnitt Anmeldung bitte per e-mail an: armen.avanessian@gmx.net 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

Nick Srnicek

Machinic Value

17:00-18:00Torstrasse 7010119 Berlin
Ausschnitt Anmeldung bitte per e-mail an: armen.avanessian@gmx.net 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
 
29.6.2014

Peter Wolfendale

Reintroduction to Metaphysics

14:00-16:00MerveCrellestraße 2210827 Berlin
Ausschnitt Anmeldung bitte per e-mail an: armen.avanessian@gmx.net Mehr
 
29.6.2014

Alex Williams

Re-Engineering the Political

16:00-18:00MerveCrellestraße 2210827 Berlin
Ausschnitt Anmeldung bitte per e-mail an: armen.avanessian@gmx.net Mehr
 
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
 
13.12.2013

Anne Sauvagnargues

Literature as Experimentation: Gilles Deleuze and Literature

14:00-18:00Europa Universität ViadrinaGroße Scharnnstraße 5915230 Frankfurt/Oder
Ausschnitt Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari describe art as a capturing of forces. From their early works on, Deleuze's book on Proust (1964) or Guattari's texts on writing as a form of therapy for example, literature plays an eminent role in their philosophy. For Deleuze, the artistic effect of literature is not reducible to a purely linguistic dimension, but rather calls for a new semiotic that goes beyond the discursive: a capturing of forces, a new semiotics of the affects, a logic of sensation. Mehr
 
BiografieAnne Sauvagnargues ist Professorin für Philosophie an der Universität Paris Ouest Nanterre und Spezialistin im Bereich der gegenwärtigen Philosophie der Kunst, insbesondere mit Blick auf das Denken Gilles Deleuze und Félix Guattaris. Sie ist Redaktionsmitglied der Zeitschriften Multitudes und Chimères. Zu ihren Publikationen zählen Deleuze. De l'animal à l'art, Paris : PUF, 2004 ; Deleuze und die Kunst, Paris : PUF, 2005 ; Deleuze. L'empirisme transcendental, Paris : PUF 20011. Auf deutsch...Mehr
 
22.5.2013

Howard Caygill

Immanent Critique in Walter Benjamin

14:00Haus der Kulturen der WeltJohn-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
Ausschnitt The starting point of the workshop series is the current interest in speculative thought. The workshops aim at putting the concept of speculation in perspective by determining its relation to literature. What does speculative thought mean, what does speculation as such mean? We suspect that speculation is to be defined less by specific objects or contents of thought but to be determined as a procedure. What do speculative procedures in philosophy and literary writing look like? The... Mehr
 
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7.3.2013

Arne De Boever

Finance Fictions

11:00 - 14:00Haus der Kulturen der WeltJohn-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
Ausschnitt This workshop will aim to assess the contemporary novel's relation to three buzzwords in late twentieth- and early twenty-first century theory: the state of exception, biopolitics, and speculation. Moving through his books States of Exception in the Contemporary Novel and Narrative Care, literary critic and critical theorist Arne De Boever will return to the contemporary novel once again to investigate the effects of finance capitalism on the human psyche.- registration prior to the workshop... Mehr
 
BiografieArne De Boever teaches American Studies in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts, where he also directs the School's MA Program in Aesthetics and Politics. He has published numerous articles on literature, film, and critical theory and is editor of Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy. He also edits the critical theory/philosophy section of the Los Angeles Review of Books. He has written two books--States of Exception in the Contemporary Novel...Mehr
 
10.5.2012

Iain Hamilton Grant

The Universe in the Universe:

System, Motion and Dimension in the Concept
11:00SFB SitzungsraumAltensteinstraße 2-414195 Berlin
Ausschnitt About this Workshop: How does thinking arrive in the world? This paper will draw out aspects of the Selbstsetzung hypothesis attaching to the theory of the concept as initially outlined in German Idealist philosophy, and particularly in Schelling, as part of the career of the Middle Platonist theory of phusike ennoia, or the physical understanding. As such, its primary aim is to resituate the concept in the world while preserving the asymmetry between the latter and the former. -... 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
 
4.5.2012

Ray Brassier

Representation and Picturing

11:00SFB SitzungsraumAltensteinstraße 2-414195 Berlin
Ausschnitt About this Workshop: Sellars' scientific realism postulates a limitrophic convergence between the coherence of our representations and the adequacy of our picturings of reality. The distinction is controversial and some Sellarsians argue that Sellars' notion of "picturing" is best abandoned. This talk will argue the contrary. - registration prior to the workshop required via email - Contact: armen.avanessian@gmx.net 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
 
20.4.2012

Quentin Meillassoux

Iteration, Reiteration, Repetition

A Speculative Analysis of the Meaningless Sign
11:00SFB SitzungsraumAltensteinstraße 2-414195 Berlin
Ausschnitt Quentin Meillassoux is a professor of philosophy at École Normale Supérieure, Paris. He is author of After Finitude. An Essay on the Necessity of Contingency and Le nombre et la sirène'.   About this workshop: This paper provides a critique of post-Kantian philosophy,which is organised around the idea that we only have access to the correlation between thinking and being. Against "correlationism" − that is, the doctrine that mind and world, or representation and reality, cannot be... Mehr
 
BiografieQuentin Meillassoux unterrichtet Philosophie an der École Normale Supérieure, Paris. Er ist Autor von Nach der Endlichkeit. Versuch über die Notwendigkeit der Kontigenz. Mehr
 
12.4.2012

Graham Harman

I am also of the Opinion that Materialism must be destroyed

11:00SFB SitzungsraumAltensteinstraße 2-414195 Berlin
Ausschnitt About this Workshop: The speculative realist movement centered on the critique of what Quentin Meillassoux calls "correlationism"-- the idea that we cannot think of world without human or world without human, but only of their primal interrelation. But as soon as we pass beyond that point of agreement, the various authors of speculative realism have little in common. This lecture argues against the various materialist versions of speculative realism, and in favor of a realism of individual... Mehr
 
BiografieGraham Harman (American University Cairo) is author of various books. He recently published The Quadruple Object. He is also Co-editor of The Speculative Turn. Continental Materialism and Realism. Harman is professor of philosophy at the American University in Cairo.Mehr
 
12.3.2012

Martin Hägglund

The Trace of Time and Death of Life: Bergson, Heidegger, Derrida

11:00SFB SitzungsraumAltensteinstraße 2-414195 Berlin
Ausschnitt About this Workshop: This essay develops Derrida's logic of the trace in relation to the philosophical problem of time and the revival of "life" as a central category in contemporary thinking. Through a critical interrogation of Bergson and Heidegger's conceptions of temporality, I show how the logic of the trace articulates an originary co-implication of the organic and the inorganic, the event and the machine. Refuting any vitalist conception of life—as well as any conception of an... Mehr
 
BiografieMartin Hägglund (Harvard University) is a Junior Fellow der Harvard Society of Fellows. He is author of Radical Atheism: Derrida and the Time of Life.Mehr