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Friday 16 – Saturday 17 January 2015,

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin


Acceleration & the new … Animalities … Artistic strike … On organization … Pedagogization … Philosophy of the essay-film … Queer theory & geopolitics … Secrecy & surveillance


Annual conference of the “Radical Philosophy” journal
Discussions, panels (in English)
2015, Jan 16, Fri — 2015, Jan 17, Sat
Opening: Jan 16, Fri, 2 pm
In English

For the first time, the Radical Philosophy Conference takes places in Germany and discusses topics such as Acceleration & the New, Animalities, Artistic Strike, the Essay-Film, Organization, Pedagogization, Queer Theory & Geopolitics, and Secrecy & Surveillance.

Is the current acceleration of social life in capitalist societies qualitatively different from the futuristic ‘speed’ of modernity? Does the ‘art strike’ still represent a viable political response to art’s affirmative complicity with the market? What are the effects of the new forms of surveillance on our political condition? Is queer theory ‘merely cultural’? Is today’s ‘pedagogical turn’ a capitulation to a generalized ‘pedagogization’ or a site of a potential resistance? How does the film-essay work to communicate philosophy? What happens when biopolitics takes human-animal relations as its focus? What alternatives are there in matters of collective empowerment to the political forms of the 20th century? These topics and questions are discussed in a sequence of panels, bringing together international speakers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds.

Fahim Amir (Kunstuniversität Linz), Claudia Aradau (King’s University of London), David Blacker (University of Delaware), Christa Blümlinger (University of Paris 8, Saint-Denis), Victoria Browne (Oxford Brookes University), Gregoire Chamayou (CNRS, Paris / ENS, Lyon), Matthew Charles (Westminster University, London), ‘Claire Fontaine’ (artists, Paris), David Cunningham (Westminster University, London), Antke Engel (Institut für Queer Theory, Berlin), Frank Engster (author, Berlin), Arianna Ferrari (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (ITAS)), Peter Hallward (Kingston University London), Gertrud Koch (Freie Universität Berlin), Esther Leslie (University of London), Stewart Martin (Middlesex University, London), Mark Neocleous (Brunel University, London), Peter Osborne (Kingston University London), Silvia Posocco (University of London), Nina Power (Roehampton University, London), Rahul Rao (SOAS, University of London), Frank Ruda (Freie Universität Berlin), Nora Sternfeld (Aalto University, Helsinki), Hito Steyerl (artist, Berlin), Chris Wilbert (Anglia Ruskin University), Burkhardt Wolf (Humboldt-Universität Berlin), Alenka Zupančič (Slovenian Academy of Sciences)

The Radical Philosophy Conference 2015 is a project by Radical Philosophy and Haus der Kulturen Welt.




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