Recent Contributions
21/10/2019    Situating
'Deconstruction once again: Patience and Humility of Rereading' التفكيكية مرة أُخرى
Amani Aburahma

“The real output of deconstruction is that it enables the understanding of how language manipulates phrases and simple structures, and how this affects humans and their beliefs, thus, deconstruction is not a philosophy. It’s a hunch or an insight into the reality of what was structured using the language in the form of texts whether it is a poem, a novel, a philosophy, a speech, political statements or history, etc.”
Amani Aburahma examines what Derrida introduced as “logo-centrism”, which argues that all knowledge is rooted in a transcendent factor that is essentially outside/beyond the conflicting elements that contain the signs. Aburahma provides inspiring insights into the philosophy of linguistic idealism, which states that we create the world we live in through employing the language of our mind and the surrounding social classifications. read more

01/01/1970    Situating
Awakening the bodily situation
The Future Body at Work

In this essay, Frida Sandström and Kasia Wolinska introduce their study practice called The Future Body at Work – a choreographic, self-reflective score for the labor of life: the deep work. Drawing on the work of Isadora Duncan or Steve Paxton or relating to the so-called ‘Dancing Plague’, their practice awakens the inner capacity to feel and act, to situate ourselves in action, and join the shared labor of making space. 

 

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05/11/2019    Situating
On Money, Europe, and the Violence of History
Andreea S. Micu

Delving into the work of the Greek artist Stefanos Andreadis, the scholar Andreea S. Micu traces the inherent power relations, histories of violence and representational systems inscribed into the European banknotes and their intentional design. Andreadis’ Banknotes Project might allow us, in Micu’s words, “to imagine––for however fleeting a moment––that linear capitalist time has broken open and we are making history under different premises. The drawings also seem to make visible something that we already know, although perhaps only intuitively: that the existence of capital and its centers of power is contingent upon the erasure of laboring bodies.”

 

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