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Ecopolis 2020

AGAIN(ST) NATURE

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AGAIN(ST) NATURE
AGAIN(ST) NATURE

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Sun 18.10 - Sun 18.10.20

The year is 2020. From Australia to the Campine, nature is on fire. There is rapid deforestation, constant building projects, and millions of species of plants and animals are under imminent threat of extinction. How long can we continue to saw off the branch on which we sit? For this sixth edition, Ecopolis is again inviting a broad range of writers, academic experts and thinkers from civil society.

a conversation with Négar Djavadi

When TV series determine the stories of the city

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When TV series determine the stories of the city
When TV series determine the stories of the city

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Wed 28.10.20

Along with Passa Porta, we have invited Négar Djavadi for an author conversation. Her second book Arène is an urban novel told from multiple perspectives. Djavadi, who is also a screenwriter, reflects on the rhythm and the storylines of TV series, which determine our perspective on fiction and dominate our imaginations.

María Acaso

Ways of Working with Art Thinking: Online Talk

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Ways of Working with Art Thinking: Online Talk
Ways of Working with Art Thinking: Online Talk

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Wed 09.09.20

During this lively online lecture, María Acaso will provide deeper insight into the four basic principles of Art Thinking, and guide you through her Playlist. She will also welcome a special guest, so stay tuned!

Zhao Tingyang

on Tianxia

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on Tianxia
on Tianxia

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Tue 09.06.20

Please note: this talk is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

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.

Boris Groys

on Antiphilosophy

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on Antiphilosophy
on Antiphilosophy

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Thu 28.05.20

Please note: this talk has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

 

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.