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Message posted on 23/09/2021

ENCOUNTERS AT THE EDGE

*ENCOUNTERS AT THE EDGE***

Online Seminar.

https://encountersattheedge.com/

October 21st - December 16th 2021

Oct. 21st DÉBORAH DANOWSKI

Nov. 11th NEREA CALVILLO

Nov. 18th URSULA BIEMANN  & IVÁN VARGAS RONCACIO

Dec. 2nd MÓNICA GAGLIANO

Dec. 16th BÁYÒ AKÓMOLÁFÉ

We conceive these encounters as a series of thought provoking exercises to think with entities, objects, ideas, actions, events located at the edge of categories/states/conditions:

death/alive organic/inorganic real/fiction material/immaterial one/many us/other human/non-human visible/invisible perceptible/imperceptible accounted/unaccounted past/present/future active/passive biology/geology

We intend each of these encounters to work as sites to provoke a particular type of thinking-- the slash is the entity-- that forces us to reveal, and reckon with, questions such us: What kind of possibilities, promises, monsters, dangers--and in between-- are revealed by placing ourselves ‘at the edge’? What does thinking at ‘the edge’ offer to thought?

At a moment in which we witness the collapse of systems, and the practices and discourses that have sustained them--the master narrative of “growth” is an example--it is particularly important to create experimental spaces/slashes-- that invite the practice of thought  without  extant categories. We believe that “the edge” can be one experimental space, and “thinking at the edge” one of the practices to enable us to open the possibility of thinking and imagining beyond the categories and boundaries that hold us captive.

This program is hosted by the /Institute for Postnatural Studies (IPS) / and curated by Marisol de la Cadena , Fernando Domínguez Rubio , Uriel Fogué  and Orkan Telhan . All sessions will be in English.

The cost is 100€ (50€ for students, attached certificate is required). Inscriptions open from September 21st to October 17th via studies@instituteforpostnaturalstudies.org


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