Lecture: Nadine Hartmann, 10 Mar 2020, 20:00
ICI Berlin, Christinenstr. 18/19, Haus 8, 10119 Berlin
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Didier brDebaise


Nature and Its Others.
The Invention of a Political Force
Lecture, 24 Feb 2020, 19:30

The moderns have invented a ‘nature’ and made it one of their most important political institutions. The talk will revisit this very singular adventure through which a number of local inventions, gestures, and operations, namely within experimental systems, have given birth to a new political force.

Part of the ICI Lecture Series ERRANS, environ/s.

Nadine brHartmann


Hashtag Confessions: What Can Psychoanalysis Say About #MeToo?
Lecture, 10 Mar 2020, 20:00

What Can Psychoanalysis Say About #MeToo? Public feminism today travels by way of a technological update of collective speech acts of avowal and confession understood as already constituting political action — a practice familiar from 1970s feminism.

Part of the Lecture Series Psychoanalytische Kulturwissenschaft.

A cooperation of the BIPP, the Department of Cultural History and Theory of the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin (IPU), and the ICI Berlin.

KV Latex


Critical Inflections on (Neo)Extractivism in Latin America
Symposium, 16-17 Mar 2020, 14:00

The symposium seeks to examine and question the different modes of extractivism that have marred and marked the histories of Latin America and the Caribbean. The distinctive qualities of rubber (plasticity, isolation, expansivity, erasure) are the starting point for a contemporary inquiry of (neo)extractivism. Its political, environmental, cultural and social facets are to be analyzed, in particular as they are critically undertaken by literature and the visual arts. 

Organized by Delfina Cabrera, Ariadne Collins, and Marlon Miguel in collaboration with materia DLCL Focal Group (Stanford University).



Divine Communication
Workshop, 14 Mar 2020, 15:00 - 18:00

Is it possible to approach accounts of divine or supernatural encounter on their own terms without sharing the beliefs of those who have claimed such experiences?

Organized by Nadine Hartmann, Clio Nicastro, and Hannah Proctor

Amybr Hollywood


Haunting Angels
Lecture, 14 Mar 2020, 19:30

Many characters die twice in the nineteenth-century British and American novel, with protracted and repeated death scenes marking the profundity and inescapability of death, its communal nature, and the deep sentimentality associated with the loss of a beloved other.

Part of the event Spellbound

Organized by Nadine Hartmann, Clio Nicastro, and Hannah Proctor

Fordlandia brMalaise


with and by Susana de Sousa Dias
Screening, Discussion, 16 March 2020, 19:30

Fordlandia Malaise by Susana de Sousa Dias (2019, 40′), is a film about the memory and the present of Fordlandia, the company town founded by Henry Ford in the Amazon rain forest in 1928.

Part of the symposium LATEX.

Organized by Delfina Cabrera, Ariadne Collins, and Marlon Miguel in collaboration with materia DLCL Focal Group (Stanford University).

Avery brGordon


Haunted Futures: 
The Utopian Margins
Lecture, 24 Mar 2020, 19:30

This talk takes up the idea of the utopian margins, along with its distinctive temporality, and explores some of what haunts the utopian archive as it is known today. Focussing on items held by the Hawthorn Archive, the talk invites consideration of the utopian margins where running away, marronage, vagrancy, rebellion, soldier desertion and other often illegible forms of escape, resistance, and alternative ways of life predominate.

Part of the ICI Lecture Series ERRANS, environ/s.

Illegiblebr Escapes


Writing and Archiving with Avery Gordon
Workshop, 25 Mar 2020, 11:00 - 14:00

The Hawthorn Archive, named after the richly fabled tree, has long welcomed the participants in the various Euro-American social struggles against slavery, racial capitalism, imperialism, and authoritarian forms of order.

Part of the event Avery Gordon.

The workshop requires prior registration till 28 February 2020.

Dante's brModernity


An Introduction to the Monarchia. With an Essay by Judith Revel
ed. by Christiane Frey, Manuele Gragnolati, Christoph F. E. Holzhey, Arnd Wedemeyer
Cultural Inquiry, 16
Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2020

Open Access

Claude Lefort, one of the most prominent political philosophers of the twentieth century, reads Dante’s Monarchia, showing the surprising relevance of this radical fourteenth-century treatise that defends the necessity of universal monarchy and its independence from the Church for modern political theory.

Petrolio 25 anni dopo

Petrolio 25 anni dopo

ed. by Carla Benedetti, Manuele Gragnolati, and Davide Luglio
Macerata: Quodlibet, 2020

Released only 17 years after the author’s assassination, Pasolini’s Petrolio faced bitter controversies, which did not help its understanding. Exploring the entanglements of political and economic power of those years, the novel’s aesthetics has inspired biopolitical reflections and contemporary queer aesthetics.

Art of brEncounter

Art of

On Non-Human Art Production
Ilka brQuindeau


 Freuds brisante Erinnerungstheorie
Between Realismbr and Utopia

Between Realism
and Utopia

Reflections on Adorno and 'The Authoritarian Personality'