Symposium: Latex, 16-17 Mar 2020
ICI Berlin, Christinenstr. 18/19, Haus 8, 10119 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 473 7291 10 - - How to find us
Nadine brHartmann


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

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.



Divine Communication

The workshop will be rescheduled together with Amy Hollywood's keynote lecture. If you’ve registered for the workshop, you will receive an email about these changes.

The Spellbound series, however, will continue at diffrakt on 14 March 2020 (15:00-18:00) with a workshop on 'Unsafe Bodies’.

Amybr Hollywood


Haunting Angels

Amy Hollywood's talk unfortunately has to be postponed; a new date and time will be announced in due course.

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).

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

In this workshop, participants will be invited to respond and contribute to the Archive, with a text, image, little bit, concrete question mark, thread or other fragment. 

Part of the event Avery Gordon.

Organized by Amelia Groom, Anja Michaelsen, and Michelle Ty

The workshop requires prior registration.

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.

Andrea brPinotti


An-Icons: Environmentalizing Pictures
Christina brWessely


Milieus, Environments, Life Forms: Biology and Critical Theory in the Gulf of Naples
Art of brEncounter

Art of

On Non-Human Art Production