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Fernanda Bruno

Territories of Exception

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Territories of Exception
Territories of Exception

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Fri 14.02.20

StadsSalonsUrbains’s lecture series Platform Urbanism is a meeting point for urban professionals, students and city lovers. At Kaaitheater, associated professor of the University of Rio de Janeiro Fernanda Bruno zooms in on the state violence in her city.

Sara Ahmed

Closing the Door: Complaint as Diversity Work

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Closing the Door: Complaint as Diversity Work
Closing the Door: Complaint as Diversity Work

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Tue 18.02.20

This talk draws on interviews conducted with staff and students who have made complaints within universities that relate to unfair, unjust or unequal working conditions and to abuses of power such as sexual and racial harassment. It approaches complaint as a form of diversity work: the ordinary and often painstaking labour of trying to transform institutions so they are more accommodating. Sara Ahmed explores the significance of how complaints happen “behind closed doors,” and shows how doors are often closed even when they appear to be opened.  

Halim Faïdi

La Casbah d'Alger demain: problématique du devenir urbain et culturel

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La Casbah d'Alger demain: problématique du devenir urbain et culturel
La Casbah d'Alger demain: problématique du devenir urbain et culturel

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Sat 22.02.20

The architect and urban planner Halim Faïdi lives and works in Algiers. In this lecture he will explore the past and future of his city’s internationally renowned Casbah in greater depth. It is UNESCO World Heritage, but is now endangered by decay and overpopulation.

Karen Celis & Sarah Childs

Beyond gender quotas

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Beyond gender quotas
Beyond gender quotas

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Mon 02.03.20

Gender quotas have been introduced in politics in many European countries. But are quotas sufficient to create gender equality? The political agenda, communication and staff are not aligned with a broad swathe of women and their ideological and intersectional diversity. This leads to a lack of trust and legitimacy, and unstable relationships between groups of women and their political institutions and politicians. In times of crisis, the informal social relationships of white men continue to have the upper hand.

Rosi Braidotti

on Posthumanism

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on Posthumanism
on Posthumanism

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Tue 03.03.20

Under the title Hyperpresent, five contemporary thinkers will give a talk on a new idea that they introduced themselves. Afterwards, they will engage in a conversation with philosopher Laurent De Sutter – who curated this series. Rosi Braidotti is a philosopher and feminist theorist. Her work explores the transformation of the subjective induced by the technical and political shifts of the present.

Minna Salami

A Black Feminist Interpretation

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A Black Feminist Interpretation
A Black Feminist Interpretation

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Sun 08.03.20

To close WoWmen! and on International Women’s Day, the Finnish-Nigerian author Minna Salami will deliver a lecture about her work, followed by a conversation. She is the founder of MsAfropolitan, an internationally celebrated blog in which she combines feminism with critical reflections on contemporary culture from an African perspective. The evening’s reference point is Salami’s first book Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Interpretation, which will be published a week after the festival.

Graham Harman

on Immaterialism

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on Immaterialism
on Immaterialism

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Mon 23.03.20

Under the title Hyperpresent, five contemporary thinkers will give a talk on a new idea that they introduced themselves. Afterwards, they will engage in a conversation with philosopher Laurent De Sutter – who curated this series. Graham Harman is professor of philosophy at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. His work on the metaphysics of object led to the development of Object-Oriented Ontology. He is a central figure in the Speculative Realism movement in contemporary philosophy.

KAOS & Sarah & Charles

In the Hands of Puppets

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In the Hands of Puppets
In the Hands of Puppets

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Wed 22.04.20

KAOS develops artistic projects with a link to psychiatry. In late 2018, the artistic duo had a residency there, resulting in three interviews about psychosis. Sarah & Charles and KAOS are now sitting down for a conversation.

Boris Groys

on Antiphilosophy

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on Antiphilosophy
on Antiphilosophy

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Thu 28.05.20

Under the title Hyperpresent, five contemporary thinkers will give a talk on a new idea that they introduced themselves. Afterwards, they will engage in a conversation with philosopher Laurent De Sutter – who curated this series. Boris Groys is an art critic, media theorist and philosopher. He is professor at New York University. His work is dedicated to the exploration of the link between socialism, modernism, contemporary art and media and technology.

Zhao Tingyang

on Tianxia

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on Tianxia
on Tianxia

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Tue 09.06.20

Under the title Hyperpresent, five contemporary thinkers will give a talk on a new idea that they introduced themselves. Afterwards, they will engage in a conversation with philosopher Laurent De Sutter – who curated this series.Zhao Tingyang is a philosopher and researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing. His work, at the crossroads of meta-philosophy, ethics and political theory, aims to update the Confucian heritage for the present.