Discussion: Against Presentism, 26 Jun 2019, 19:30
ICI Berlin, Christinenstr. 18/19, Haus 8, 10119 Berlin
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Queer br(Non)ontology


Workshop, 24 Jun 2019, 16:00

Traditionally understood as the philosophical study of being, ontology, especially as it has been taken up in more recent critical
theory, has tended to privilege notions of existence, presence, and affirmation.

Organized by S. Pearl Brilmyer, Filippo Trentin, and Zairong Xiang

Unfortunatley the workshop is already fully booked.

Fleshy Spectacles brand Broken Hearts

Fleshy Spectacles
and Broken Hearts

Lecture, 24 Jun 2019, 19:30

This presentation by Juana María Rodríguez 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

KV Zairong Openness


Lecture, 27 Jun 2019, 18:30

The talk explores a range of connections that the porous body-of-orifices evoked by the ancient medical term ‘Kaiqiao’ gathers, between text, sexuality, knowledge, and the cosmos.

The lecture is part of the symposium Openness in Medieval Culture

Affective Ecologies, brAnarchic Fragments

Affective Ecologies,
Anarchic Fragments

Workshop, 1 Jul 2019, 17:00

The current unfolding of the Anthropocene has brought with it a widespread loss of habitats, a poisoning of land, water, air, and food, all of which is now amplified by the general effects of climate change.

Organized by Umut Yildirim

Registration required
KV Dante

Dante’s Political Modernities

Symposium, 6 Jul 2019, 10:00

The symposium brings together scholars from different fields in order to reconsider Dante’s Monarchia in dialogue with Claude Lefort’s political philosophy, in order to discuss the consequences, potentials, and limits of their encounter for imagining politics today.

Organized by Christiane Frey, Manuele Gragnolati, Christoph F. E. Holzhey, and Arnd Wedemeyer for the ICI Berlin


An Errant Glossary


Materialism and brPolitics

Materialism and

Frédérique brAït-Touati


Marie brKolkenbrock