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Gibson brNcube


The Filmed Body as a Model of Understanding African Queer Lived Experiences

Lecture, 24 Jun 2024, 19:30

Gibson Ncube explores queer lived experiences in Africa through the lens of the body in films. The body in films is a powerful model for understanding the complexities of identity, desire, and gender within diverse African communities.

Part of the ICI Lecture Series Models

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Acedia, brInertia, Latency

Inertia, Latency

Resistance to Acceleration

Discussion, 26 Jun 2024, 19:00

Resistance to acceleration ranges from a booming disconnectivity industry to reactionary criticism of modernity, from the inertia of institutions to the persistence of habitus, emotions, mentalities, and values, from temporalities of waiting and hesitation, nostalgia and remembrance to the relationship between ‘life time and world time’ (Blumenberg). Can art serve as an aesthetic and epistemological field of experimentation in which the paradoxes of forced acceleration and inertia are explored?

With Omer Fast and Ute Holl
Moderated by Fred Turner

Organized by the Centre for Digital Cultures of Leuphana University Lüneburg in cooperation with the ICI Berlin, in conjunction with the Stanford-Leuphana Summer Academy 2024

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Situating brVulnerability


Politics, Law, and Institutions

Symposium, 27 Jun 2024, 11:00

Vulnerability has emerged as a crucial term to describe the human condition, especially in light of the pandemic. Its etymology can be traced back to the Latin term ‘vulnus’, which denoted both a ‘generic wound’ and the ‘infringement of a right’. 

With Dorina Damsa, Olivia Guaraldo, Daniele Lorenzini, Sophie Nakueira, Liesbeth Schoonheim, and Deva Woodly

Organised by Natascia Tosel (ICI Berlin) and Valentina Moro (University of Verona / DePaul University)

An ICI Event in cooperation with Università di Verona. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement N° 101029336.

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Estelle brFerrarese


What Can a Vulnerable Body Do? On Power Within Powerlessness

Lecture, 27 Jun 2024, 19:00

When Spinoza famously posed the question ‘what can a body do?’, he (re-)introduced the body into philosophy and associated the body with power. This marked the beginning of a long tradition in which the body is treated as a proper object of philosophy, but only insofar as its (virile) effects on the world are concerned.

Part of the symposium Situating 

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Italy’s Contemporary brCinema of Migration

Italy’s Contemporary
Cinema of Migration

Symposium, 1 Jul 2024, 16:00

In recent years, Italy has undergone a significant transformation from a country of emigrants to a nation of immigrants from all over the world. The symposium focusses on Italy’s contemporary culture and representation of migration as well as on reflecting the practices of contemporary filmmaking.

Including the screening For a Son (Suranga Katugampala, 2016, 75 min).

With Simone Brioni, Suranga Katugampala, and Rosa Barotsi

An ICI Event in cooperation with the Italian Council

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Unconscious brSisterhood


Psychoanalysis after #MeToo

Lecture & Discussion, 5 Jul 2024, 19:00

Feminist movements are not only guided by ideals of normative justice, but are vital responses to traumas deeply rooted in the obscurity of singular histories. They are potent — they are desirable — because they have an unconscious meaning.

With Silvia Lippi, Patrice Maniglier, and Sinan Richards

Organized by Marta Aleksandrowicz and Chris Chamberlin

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Theorization and brthe Global South

Theorization and
the Global South

Berlin Notes
Citizens of brthe Cosmos

Citizens of
the Cosmos

Citizens of
the Cosmos
Psychoanalysis in brTranslation

Psychoanalysis in

A Global Conversation