The ICI Berlin pursues an interlocking series of longer-term core projects developing key paradigms of cultural inquiry and intervention. These ICI Core Projects are structured by annual (until 2013) and currently by biannual research foci, to be explored by groups of two-year postdoctoral fellows assembled in the Institute’s Research Colloquium.

The Core Project draws input from and is reflected in the accompanying and public ICI Lecture Series. Institute staff and fellows cooperate in the organization of public workshops, conferences, and symposia designed to illuminate particular aspects of the common project.

The work of the Research Colloquium or that of smaller cooperations is frequently documented in edited volumes of the ICI’s book series ‘Cultural Inquiry’.