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INVITATION
 
Trails brand Ruins

Trails
and Ruins

Poetry and Poetics of Place

Reading and Discussion, 7 Feb 2024, 19:00

This event features poets whose disparate thematic preoccupations and formal proclivities constellate around matters of place. Spanning three languages, the poems to be showcased, when read collectively, conjure up a variety of affective states that inform the poetic subject’s immersion in location and their experiences of relocation and dislocation.

With Johannes Heldén, Jaya Jacobo, and Donna Stonecipher

Organized by Mark Anthony Cayanan

Livestream available
At the venue: Registration required

 
 
 
CALL FOR PAPERS
 
Image credit:  Queen of Virginity in Planet Lubunya directed by İrem Aydın, Photographer: Mayra Wallraff, 2023

Drag!
Queer Crossings in Global Contexts


Symposium, 13 May 2024

In the wake of the drag boom, questions of what drag performance is and does are increasingly relevant. Such questions might lead to diverse understandings of drag, including as a queer and/or trans way of doing things, a method of critique, a form of activism, and an art form with a rich legacy of deconstructing and challenging dominant norms and systems of oppression. Focusing on multi-layered contexts of queer crossings, this symposium aims to develop critical approaches to drag that incorporate its range of uses by various marginalized groups in diverse contexts globally.

Organized by B Camminga, Tunay Altay, Özgün Eylül İşcen, and Ruth Ramsden-Karelse

Please send 300-word abstracts for 15-minute papers and a short biographical note (100-150 words) to b.camminga@ici-berlin.org

Deadline: 24 February 2024

 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
A Novel brWithout A World

A Novel
Without A World


Reading and Discussion, 15 Feb 2024, 19:30

Novels make and sustain worlds, systems of meaning, consistency, and plausibility. By doing so, they extend a domain of intelligibility, referentiality, and possibility. What would it mean, then, to imagine a novel without a world?

With Gareth Gavin, Bobby Benedicto, and Daniel Colucciello Barber

An ICI Event  in cooperation with the Centre for New Writing

Livestream available
At the venue: Registration required

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Leigh brRaiford

Leigh
Raiford

When Home is a Photograph: Kathleen Cleaver's Albums of Exile

Lecture, 26 Feb 2024, 19:30

This talk examines how former Black Panther Party Communications Secretary Kathleen Neal Cleaver has used photography to make ’home‘ in the world.  Raiford considers the everyday image making practices that a public figure committed to improving the conditions of Black lives globally has engaged to imagine, identify, create, fabulate, inhabit, leave and, sometimes, destroy ‘home‘.

Part of the ICI Lecture Series Models 2023 – 24

An ICI Event in cooperation with the American Academy in Berlin

Livestream available
At the venue: Registration will open on 12 Feb 2024

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Disruption, brTechnique, World

Disruption,
Technique, World

Thinking the Present with Jean-Luc Nancy

Conference, 29 Feb – 1 Mar 2024, 9:30 – 21:00

The present time is one of general disruption, in which crisis is the normal state of affairs. In a situation characterized by climate catastrophe, pandemic, war, interruptions to supply chains, and contestations of democracy, the modern Western categories of ‘progress’ and ‘History’ implode. With Jean-Luc Nancy’s work as the point of departure, the hope of this conference is to re-think the present and the present status of world.

Organized by Erich Hörl, Susanna Lindberg, Donovan Stewart, Marita Tatari
A Leuphana Universität Lüneburg event in cooperation with ICI Berlin

At the venue: Registration will open on 15 Feb 2024

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