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INVITATIONS
 
Reducing brClimate

Reducing
Climate

Symposium, 9-10 Jun 2022, 10:30-20:00

Is the attempt to measure and restore nature to a desirable or optimal state a desire to sublimate, dismiss or silence the aporias that environmental disaster poses to us intellectually, politically and existentially?

The symposium features a workshop entitled Legal Imagination for Gaia that seeks to create or repurpose legal concepts such as species, trans-subjective rights, diffuse interests, ecocide, and intergenerational justice.

Organized by Xenia Chiaramonte and Sarath Jakka

Public Livestream of both keynotes available
In-person: Registration required

 
Legal Imaginationbr for Gaia

Legal Imagination
for Gaia

Workshop, 10 Jun 2022, 10:30-14:30

In the face of climate breakdown, legal discourse is urged to reconsider the relationship between law and nature: What kind of legal imagination is needed for the time of Gaia?

Part of the Symposium Reducing Climate

In-person: Registration required
 
 
 
NEW ICI BERLIN PRESS PUBLICATION
 
Openness in Medieval Europe

Openness in Medieval Europe

ed. by Manuele Gragnolati and Almut Suerbaum, Cultural Inquiry, 23 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2022)

This volume challenges the persistent association of the Middle Ages with closure and fixity. Bringing together a range of disciplines and perspectives, it identifies and uncovers forms of openness which are often obscured by modern assumptions, and demonstrates how they coexist with, or even depend upon, enclosure and containment in paradoxical and unexpected ways. Explored through notions such as porosity, vulnerability, exposure, unfinishedness, and inclusivity, openness turns out to permeate medieval culture, unsettling boundaries, binaries, and clear-cut distinctions.

 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Ursbr Stäheli

Undoing
Networks

Urs Stäheli

Lecture, 13 Jun 2022, 19:30

Contemporary societies are often described in terms of network metaphors and theories informed by an ‘ethos of connectivity’. Many contemporary social theories operate with a normative bias toward networking.

Part of the Lecture Series  Reduction

Public Livestream available
In-person: Registration required

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Heavier brThan Air

Heavier
Than Air

Resisting the Military State

Symposium, 15 Jun 2022, 14:00

The starting point is a novel entitled ‘Gas gegen Gas’ (Gas against Gas) written by the chemist, editor, and translator Dora Sophie Kellner (1890–1960), which was serialized in a number of newspapers between 1928–30.

Organized by Sam Dolbear and Flossie Draper

This event is partly supported by an Initiativstipendium from the Deutscher Übersetzerfonds, who is supporting Sam Dolbear and Flossie Draper to explore the possibility of a publication of Gas gegen Gas in both German and English.

In-person: Registration required

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Esther brLeslie

These Tears, This Gas,
These Turbulent Times

Esther Leslie

Lecture, 15 Jun 2022, 19:30

Gas, made in the factories of future conglomerates IG Farben (Germany) and Imperial Chemical Industries (Britain), diffused from the battlefields of the First World War and seeped into dreams and thought.

Part of the symposium Heavier Than Air

Public Livestream available
In-person: Registration required

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Bad Taste?

Bad
Taste?

Culture and Consumption in the Great Acceleration

Symposium, 17 Jun 2022, 10:00 - 20:00

This symposium takes the planetary ecological crisis as an urgent occasion to reflect on the history and politics of taste. Talk of taste today is considered outmoded, if not suspect.

Organized by Benjamin Lewis Robinson and Caroline Lillian Schopp

An ICI Event in cooperation with LMU Munich, this project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 101025546.

In-person: Registration required

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Seeing and brScale

Seeing and
Scale

Geographies of Computer Vision

Discussion, 20 Jun 2022, 19:00

Kate Crawford and Trevor Paglen will talk about the histories, anatomies, and applications of computer vision systems.

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

Public Livestream available
In-person: Registration required

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