Workshop: Full Surrogacy Now, 5 Jun 2019, 15:00
ICI Berlin, Christinenstr. 18/19, Haus 8, 10119 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 473 7291 10 - - How to find us
A Revision brwithout Reserve

A Revision
without Reserve

Symposium, 3 Jun 2019, 10:30

With the entire trajectory of Homo sacer now evident in its completed arch and rearranged order, the symposium sets out to explore crucial concepts and issues at stake in the project and the new contours they reveal within the larger framework.

Organized by Francesco Giusti, Damiano Sacco, and Facundo Vega, in cooperation with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Berlino

Full Surrogacy brNow

Full Surrogacy

Workshop, 5 Jun 2019, 15:00

The surrogacy industry is worth over 1 billion dollars a year, and many of its surrogates work in terrible conditions, while many gestate babies for no pay at all. The recent publication Full Surrogacy Now by Sophie Lewis brings a fresh perspective to debates around assisted reproduction.

Organized by Hannah Proctor

Registration required

The Year’s Workbr in Terraforming

The Year’s Work
in Terraforming

Workshop, 12 Jun 2019, 14:00

A Theory of Ecotechnics’, Derek Woods looks at how terraforming has moved back and forth between US science fiction and science, using the tautology ‘terraforming Earth’ as a site for the study of the cultural politics of the Anthropocene.

Organized by Alison Sperling, in collaboration with diffrakt | centre for theoretical periphery

Registration required

Beyond brTrauma?

Beyond Trauma?
A Transregional Perspective on Trauma and Aesthetics

Symposium, 13-15 Jun 2019

The symposium proposes a transregional reassessment of the concept of trauma across a range of academic disciplines and artistic as well as cultural contexts.

Keynotes by Allen Feldmann and Andreas Maercker

Artist Talk with Omer Fast, Kasia Fudakowski, Abdessamad el Montassir, and Damir Arsenijevic

Organized by Stéphanie Benzaquen-Gautier and Afonso Dias Ramos
An Art Histories and ICI Berlin Event 

Please note the different venues and registration requirements.

The Work of brWorld Literature

The Work of
World Literature

Symposium, 20-21 Jun 2019

Literary studies today tries to reckon with and transcend the parochialism and Eurocentrism of its tradition by adopting transnational, transhistorical, transcultural, translocal perspectives and by exploring the potential of the term ‘world literature’

Keynote by Derek Attridge

Organized by Francesco Giusti and Benjamin Lewis Robinson

Fleshy Spectacles brand Broken Hearts

Fleshy Spectacles
and Broken Hearts

Lecture, 24 Jun 2019, 19:30

This presentation explores the creative vision of Xandra Ibarra’s mobile community performance, ‘The Hookup/Displacement/Barhopping/Drama Tour’, to think about urban queer spaces, minoritarian belonging, and trans-temporal world-making.

Organized by Anja Sunhyun Michaelsen and Michelle Ty

Against brPresentism


Discussion, 26 Jun 2019, 19:30

Thinking about technological changes or ‘revolutions’ is often marked by a presentist, ahistorical mode of thinking and debate. The tropes mobilized in contemporary discussion about ‘digitalization’ and its technologies are usually technicist, innovation- or even disruption-oriented, both in their affirmative and in their critical guises.

Organized by Centre for Digital Cultures of Leuphana University Lüneburg in cooperation with the ICI Berlin

Openness in brMedieval Culture

Openness in
Medieval Culture

Symposium, 27-28  Jun 2019

This interdisciplinary symposium interrogates the presuppositions of open/closed distinctions in Medieval culture with a view to exploring the semantic field of openness through such related notions as inclusivity, vulnerability, unfinishedness, permeability, excess, profanity.

Organized by Manuele Gragnolati and Almut Suerbaum
An ICI Berlin and Somerville College, Oxford Event

Registration required


An Errant Glossary


Luca Di Blasi
Beiträge zur Religion der Philosophie im
20. Jahrhundert


Frédérique brAït-Touati


Marie brKolkenbrock


Emily brApter