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Model MA-1: The Bomber Jacket as a Shifting Object of Projection

Lecture, 15 May 2023, 19:30

The bomber jacket MA-1 was originally designed as military apparel by the United States Air Force and later became part of the ’New Look’, a military strategy that the US Army developed in the age of militarism and in the shadow of a possible atomic conflict during the cold war. It came into being as a civilian garment in Europe in the late 1950s. Since then it has evolved into different types and styles and has become a model in various subcultural contexts.

Part of the Lecture Series Models

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Translating Politics
into Art and Literature in the Arab World

With Fawwaz Traboulsi

Discussion, 16 May 2023, 19:30

This event with the eminent Lebanese public intellectual and critic Fawwaz Traboulsi draws on his long experience of organizing for and writing about a democratic future in the Arab world. It delves into the political role of art and culture, from the Lebanese civil war to the Arab uprisings and beyond.

Organized by Jens Hanssen and Leyla Dakhli in cooperation with the Centre Marc Bloch (CMB), the ERC-founded programme ‘Drafting and Enacting the Revolution in the Arab Mediterranean’ (DREAM), the Orient Institute of Beirut (OIB) of the Max Weber Stiftung, Europe in the Middle East -The Middle East in Europe (EUME) – a research program of the Forum Transregionale Studien,  Co2libri – Conceptual Collaboration: Living Borderless Research Interaction, the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), and the ICI Berlin

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Selamawit brD. Terrefe

D. Terrefe

Race, Power, and the Psyche: Violence at the Corridors of Psychoanalysis

Lecture, 23 May 2023, 20:00

Black death remains a lateral exigency in its most capricious and predictable disclosures: policing and punishment. Neither loss of the mythical subject nor the seemingly prosaic matrix of race and power account for the mundanity of antiblack violence.

Part of the Lecture Series Psychoanalytische Kulturwissenschaft 

The lecture series is a cooperation of the Berlin Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (BiPP), the Cultural Science Institute of the Humboldt University Berlin, the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU), and the ICI Berlin, organized by Wilhelm Brüggen (BIPP), Monika Englisch (BIPP) and Andreas Gehrlach (HU Berlin), funded by Friedrich Stiftung Hanover.

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Mary S. brMorgan

Mary S.

Model Narratives

Lecture, 30 May 2023, 19:30

The models of scientists – to be found in their diagrams, equations, maps, and even machines – can be understood as their representations of phenomena in the world. But when we look back into how scientists created those models, we often find processes of narrative-making: scientists, in seeking to understand their part of the world, create narratives about how it might work. 

Part of the Lecture Series Models

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Translation, Mediation, brPower

Translation, Mediation,

Symposium, 12 Jun 2023, 15:00 - 21:00

Translation can be understood in different ways: as a practice, a concept, a technique, a method, a site of contestation. This symposium is especially interested in the unsettling potential of translation as a form of mediation that can either re-enact or challenge structures of power.

With Dilek Dizdar, Iracema Dulley, Özgün Eylül İşcen, Jamille Pinheiro Dias, Evren Savci, Niloufar Tajeri, and Ayşe Yuva

In-person: Registration will open on 30 May 2023
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Animal Fantasies between Art and Madness

Symposium, 14-15 Jun 2023, 14:00 - 21:00

From the late 1960s onwards, Brazilian artist Lygia Clark (1920–1988) developed a series of unstable and manipulable sculptures that she named bichos — ‘beast’, ‘animal’, or ‘critter’. These unconventional objects constituted a turning point in Clark’s artistic trajectory as she progressively moved away from the Neo-Concrete Movement, shifting her focus towards the frontier between artistic and clinical practice.

Organized by Delfina Cabrera, Marlon Miguel, Elena Vogman

An ICI Berlin Event in cooperation with the research project ‘Madness, Media, Milieus. Reconfiguring the Humanities in Postwar Europe’ (Volkswagen Stiftung/Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)

In-person: Registration will open on 30 May 2023

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Cover Kishik

Self Study

Notes on the Schizoid Condition
David Kishik

ICI Berlin Press, 2023

Open Access

Former Fellow David Kishik just published his genre-bending work of autophilosophy. It opens a rare, rear window into the schizoid position of self-sufficient withdrawal and impassive indifference. This inability to be enriched by outer experiences feeds the relentless suspicion that hell is other people. Laying bare his life and work, Kishik engages with psychoanalysis, philosophy, and cultural inquiry to trace loneliness across the history of thought, leading to today’s shut-in society and the autonomous subject of liberal capitalism.

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Orit brHalpern


Neural ‘Freedoms’: Population, Choice, and Machine Learning
Esther brHutfless


Die unvollendete kopernikanische Revolution
The Politics of brBeginnings

The Politics of

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