Confronted with an arguably incomplete critique of the notion and history of sovereignty, contemporary lines of thinking have forcefully returned to the inquiry into political foundations. These theoretical approaches in philosophy and the humanities at large have attempted to find possibilities of dialogue concerning the critique of sovereign structures of power, the undoing of systemic violence, as well as the development of ideas of community and mutual aid. The conference ‘Anarchē’ aims to investigate the contemporary philosophical attempts at questioning traditional concepts of political foundations in order to rethink the central notion of ground or archē.
Emily Apter, Bruno Bosteels, Susan Buck-Morss, Donatella Di Cesare, Rebecca Comay, Simona Forti, Stathis Gourgouris, Claudia Hilb ,Peter Szendy, Miguel Vatter
Keynote Lecture by Catherine Malabou
Damiano Sacco and Facundo Vega
Wednesday, 7 July 2021
Thursday, 8 July 2021
Video-meeting with the possibility of audiovisual participation (please register with the form on the website of ICI Berlin).
An ICI Institute for Cultural Inquiry event in cooperation with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Berlino and the Centre Marc Bloch.