SCHEDULE

Our journey in 2016 and beyond is provisionally set as follows (to receive full logistical details, register here):

Session 1: Monday 15 February, 19:30 – 22:00 @ The Hague
* Selection from Bruno Latour’s We Have Never Been Modern
* Selection from Bruno Latour’s Politics of Nature: How to Bring the Sciences into Democracy

–> Screening of Blade Runner (1982): Tuesday 1 March, 19:00 – 21:30 @ The Hague

Session 2: Tuesday 15 March, 19:30 – 22:00 @ Leiden
* Selection from Bruno Latour’s Pandora’s Hope
* Selection from Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka’s Zoopolis
* Selection from Christopher Stone’s Should Trees Have Standing?
* Aldo Leopold’s “Thinking Like a Mountain”

–> Drift Festival 2016 “In staat tot natuur”: March – April @ Amsterdam (details)

Session 3: Friday 15 April, 19:30 – 22:00 @ Amsterdam
* Selection from Donna Haraway’s When Species Meet
* Donna Haraway’s “A Cyborg Manifesto”

–> Screening of CLIMATE Make It Work (2015): Monday 25 April, 19:30 – 20:30 @ The Hague, followed by discussion over drinks

Session 4: Wednesday 18 May, 19:30 – 22:00 @ Rotterdam
* Selection from Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus
* Selection from Rosi Braidotti’s The Posthuman

–> Screening of Heart of a Dog (2015): Weeks 20 – 21 @ multiple locations (details)

Session 5: Wednesday 15 June, 19:30 – 22:00 @ Leiden
* Jane Bennett’s Vibrant Matter

–> Sensory Spaces: Saturday 25 June, 14:00 – 17:00 @ Rotterdam Museum Park 

Session 6: Friday 15 July, 19:30 – 22:00 @ The Hague
* Selection from Brian Massumi’s Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurent Arts
* Bruno Latour’s “The Aesthetics of Matters of Concern”

Session 7:

October 15 2016
Aesthetic Theory

@ Leiden

  • James Shelly, The Concept of the Aesthetic.
  • Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition, chapter 23 ‘The permanence of the world and the work of art’.
Session 8:

November 15 2016
Some more Theory

  • Hans-Georg Gadamer, Truth and Method, chapter 1 ‘Transcending the aesthetic dimension’ and/or chapter 2 ‘The ontology of the work of art and its hermeneutic significance’.
  • Johan Huizinga, Humo Ludens, Chapter I, chapter X ‘Play forms in art’
Session 9:

December 15 2016
The politics of aesthetic & the event: a turn.

  • Jacques Rancire, The politics of aesthetics, the distribution of the sensible
  • Alain Badiou, Being and Event, Part II & part III
Session 10:

January 15 2017
Some critical theory

  • Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization, Chapter 9 ‘The aesthetisc dimension’.
  • Theodor Adorno, Prisms, Chapter 1, chapter 6 ‘Jazz’.
Session 11:

February 15 2017
Approximating the contemporary

  • Davis Turpin, Art in the Antropocene, ‘Introduction’.
  • Donna Haraway, Capitalocene.
  • Yann Moulier Boutang, Cognitive Capitalism, Chapter 3 ‘What is cognitive capitalism’.
Session 12:

March 15 2017
Postcolonialism

  • Glissant, Poetics of Relation, t.b.a.
  • James Tully, Cultural demands for constitutional recognition
  • James Tully, Public Philosophy in a New Key, Chapter 8 ‘Struggles of indigenous peoples for and of freedom’.