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INVITATION
 
Citizens of brthe Cosmos

Citizens of
the Cosmos

Screening and Discussion, 7 May 2024, 19:00

Cosmism was an interdisciplinary movement intertwining Marxist discourse, Orthodox Christianity, Enlightenment thought, and Eastern philosophical traditions, advancing speculative models of international socialism, the quest for immortality, and the potential for resurrection through technological means in an imagined not so distant future.

The discussion will be complemented by a screening of Gilgamesh: She Who Saw the Deep (2022, 47′, directed by Anton Vidokle and Pelin Tan). 

With Boris Groys and Anton Vidokle
In conversation with Marietta Kesting and Elena Vogman

Organized by Elena Vogman and Marietta Kesting

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

At the venue: Registration required

 
REMINDER
 
Psychoanalysis in brTranslation

Psychoanalysis in
Translation

A Global Conversation

Conference, 2-3 May 2024
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Drag! brQueer Crossings in Global Contexts

Drag!
Queer Crossings in Global Contexts

Symposium, 13 May 2024, 10:30

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.

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

At the venue: Registration required

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Kareem brKhubchandani

Kareem
Khubchandani

Divas, Drag Queens, Aunties, and Other Academic Personas

Lecture, 13 May 2024, 19:30

Tracing his trajectory across three intellectual projects — one on queer Indian nightlife, the second on drag performance, and the most recent on the figure of the aunty in South Asian public culture —Kareem Khubchandani explores co-constitutive relationships between research, teaching, and artistry.

Part of the symposium Drag! Queer Crossings in Global Contexts

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Theorization and brthe Global South

Theorization and
the Global South

Berlin Notes

Book Presentation and Discussion, 16 May 2024, 19:00

Critiquing the colonialist, imperialist, and Eurocentric perspectives that have historically impacted knowledge production about the so-called Global South, the discussion will delve into a reflection on the historical and geopolitical inequalities that have shaped theorization. The recently published volume, Displacing Theory Through the Global South, a collection of essays by Berlin-based scholars, edited by Iracema Dulley and Özgün Eylül İşcen, proposes a commitment to expanding notions of universality, making theorization not only relevant and generative, but ultimately, transformative.

Public Livestream available
At the venue: Registration required

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KV Recognition

Recognition

Symposium, 23-24 May 2024

Constitution as a viable social subject is dependent on being recognized by others as such, whether that recognition takes the form of an ethical gesture, a political objective, or a legal instrument. The desire for recognition is therefore often assumed to be universal. For many activists and theorists, recognition of rights and identities has been at the heart of social justice movements, particularly since the 1980s. This is reflected, for example, in the ‘gay rights’ slogan, ‘recognize our relationships’.

Organized by B Camminga, Ruth Ramsden-Karelse, Natascia Tosel

At the venue: Registration will open on 8 May 2024

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Stella brNyanzi

Stella
Nyanzi

Unrecognized in Life, Misrecognized in Death

Lecture, 23 May 2024, 19:00

While diverse queer subjects are recognized and protected in international human rights law, in countries with essentialist binary configurations of gender encoded into the national statutes, non-conforming and non-binary gender identities are neither recognized nor protected.

Part of the  Symposium Recognition

Organized by B Camminga, Ruth Ramsden-Karelse, Natascia Tosel

At the venue: Registration will open on 8 May 2024

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Yala brKisukidi

Yala
Kisukidi

Dreams of Independence: Radical Imaginings in 1960s Africa

Lecture, 27 May 2024, 19:30

In this lecture Kisukidi’s aim is to reread and decipher some projects and thoughts of the Independence in Africa through the ideas of ‘utopia’ and ‘dream’. Kisukidi will try to show, through the political hopes of some anticolonial (political and religious) leaders in central Africa, how they tried to dismantle the reality of defeat and emphasize the long survival of traditions of political struggle, by reshaping our understanding of the very concept of History.

Part of the ICI Lecture Series Models

Public Livestream available
Registration will open on 8 May 2024

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Laboured brChanges

Laboured
Changes

Work’s Futures and Political Imaginaries

Symposium, 30 May 2024, 14:00 - 21:00

Recent scholarly and political debates revolve around the claim that the world of labour is close to a tipping point, at which work will cease to function both as the economic foundation of capitalist accumulation and as the condition of possibility for livelihood and meaning.

With Hadas Weiss, Prem Kumar Rajaram, and Ana Cecilia Dinerstein (online)
Keynote lecture by Biao Xiang

Organized by Alina-Sandra Cucu and Ruth Ramsden-Karelse

Registration will open on 8 May 2024

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RECENT ICI BERLIN PRESS PUBLICATION
 
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Displacing Theory Through
the Global South

ed. by Iracema Dulley, Özgün Eylül İşcen

Cultural Inquiry, 29
Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2024

Open Access

Displacing Theory Through the Global South calls for reflection on the historical and geopolitical inequalities that have shaped theorization. It asserts that what appears ‘universal’ often involves generalizations that flatten the particular. Critiquing the colonialist, imperialist, and Eurocentric perspectives that have historically impacted theorization in general and, more specifically, knowledge production about the so-called Global South, this volume seeks a different form of engagement that moves beyond such strictures. Featuring essays that unsettle distinctions between the general and the particular, it proposes a commitment to expanding notions of universality, making theorization not only relevant and generative, but ultimately, transformative.

Paperback | 14 EUR
Hardcover | 38 EUR

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