Events

Summer Term 2022

The summer term 2022 is quieter than usual at the Research Training Group Cultures of Critique. The writing phase during which the PhD-students complete their dissertations started in February. To enable them to focus on this task, the Research Training Group reduced its program to two workshops: At the end of April, an online workshop with Susanne von Falkenhausen and Astrid Mania continues the series From Where I Stand. At the end of May, a workshop with artist Renuka Rajiv is scheduled, in which the PhD-students will create a zine. Beyond these events, the summer semester will be devoted to preparations for the third generation of the Research Training Group, which will start in October 2022.

27.04.2022 Public Workshop / Flyer
5-7 p.m., online
From Where I Stand: Reading Mary Josephson
Public reading and discussion between Susanne von Falkenhausen (HU Berlin), Astrid Mania (HfbK Hamburg) and Oona Lochner.

Organized by Oona Lochner

To receive the zoom link, please register via kdk@leuphana.de

28.-29.05.2022 Internal Workshop
online
From Dream to Zine. Schreib- und Darstellungsweisen zwischen Wissenschaft und künstlerischer Praxis (From Dream to Zine. Modes of Writing and Representation between Scientific and Artistic Practice)
Guest: Renuka Rajiv (Bangalore)

Organized by Sebastián Eduardo, Rebecca John, Ulrike Jordan and Nele Wulff

Winter Term 2021/22

After a long period in our home offices due to the pandemic, we are pleased to be able to hold public events again in the Winter Semester 2021/22. We will also be back on Campus for our in-college formats, the Basic and the Research Seminar.
In the Basic Seminar recent publications of media and social studies are on the agenda. We are lucky to be able to discuss some of them with the authors. This semester's guests are:
Iris Därmann (Humbold-Universität zu Berlin), Ana Teixeira Pinto (Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg), Ben Trott (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg) und Joseph Vogel (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).

18.03.2022: Public Workshop und Lecture | Flyer
Absentees: Some Effects of Violence on Latin American Performance Art in the 21st Century
Guest: Mariví Véliz (University of Miami)

Organized by Sebastián Eduardo und Ulrike Jordan
nGbK, event space, 1st floor, Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin

If forced disappearance has already gained an endemic status in Latin America – how may artistic responses look like, coming from the very places of loss? This workshop with Marivi Véliz focuses on the different ways that violent deaths or disappearances relate to performance art in contemporary Latin America. In the public evening lecture “Women to Power: Art, Politics and Migration in Regina José Galindo and Tania Bruguera”, Véliz will address the disparities and complexities of migration, highlighting the role of female artists in Latin American performance art while focusing on Central American immigration to the United States and migration as culture.

Please register until March 16th with sebastian.eduardo@leuphana.de

27.-28.01.2022 Public Workshop
Resilience versus Resistance. Semantics of Vulnerability in the Discourses of Resilience and Immunization
(Widerstandsfähigkeit versus Widerstand. Semantiken der Verletzlichkeit in den Diskursen der Resilienz und Immunisierung)

Guests: Stefanie Graefe (Universität Jena) und Sofia Bempeza

Organized by Thorsten Schneider, Judith Sieber und Nele Wulff
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Room C40.606
Registration via thorsten.schneider@leuphana.de

17.12.2021 Public Lecture
Purple Panic
Lecturer: Pınar Öğrenci

Organized by Sebastián Eduardo und Ulrike Jordan
Registration via ulrike.jordan@leuphana.de

9.-10.12.2021 Internal Workshop
Critical Potentials: Refusal – Fugitivity – Failure – Waywardness
Guests: Kathrin Busch (Universität der Künste Berlin), Knut Ebeling (Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin)

Organized by Rebecca Hanna John, Malte Fabian Rauch
Leuphana Universität, Rotes Feld, W 106

26.-27.11.2021 Public Workshop and Talk
Idle Positivity
(Unbeschäftigte Positivität)

Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Workshop
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.: Discussion with  Katja Diefenbach, moderated by Malte Fabian Rauch

Organzied by Till Hahn, Malte Fabian Rauch and Thorsten Schneider
diffrakt, zentrum für theoretische peripherie, Crellestr. 22, 10827 Berlin

29. - 31.10.2021: Internal Workshop
Critical History of Philosophy
(Kritische Philosophiegeschichte)

Guests: Antonia Birnbaum (Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Wien/Université Paris VIII Saint Denis), Roberto Nigro (Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg), Frank Ruda (University of Dundee).

Organized by Till Hahn and Charlotte Szász
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, C40.176

28. - 29.10.2021: Public Conference |Flyer
Critical History of Philosophy
(Kritische Philosophiegeschichte)

Guests: Antonia Birnbaum (Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Wien/Université Paris VIII Saint Denis), Katja Diefenbach (Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt / Oder), Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach (Universität Konstanz), Roberto Nigro (Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg), Frank Ruda (University of Dundee), Tove Soiland (Freie Universität, Berlin), Samo Tomšič (HfbK Hamburg / Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Organized by Till Hahn and Charlotte Szász
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, C40.704 and online
Registration via till.hahn@leuphana.de

Summer Term 2021

Due to the persistently high Corona infection numbers, we will continue to work digitally during the  summer term 2021. Therefore, a workshop on questions of methodology and research ethics, organized in cooperation with Birgit Kaiser (Utrecht University) and Kathrin Thiele (Utrecht University), as well as an introductory workshop on Black Studies, organzied by Susanne Leeb (Leuphana University Lüneburg), will replace the weekly basic seminar. 

9.-10.6.2021: Internal workshop, postponed to 29. - 31.10.2021
Critical History of Philosophy
(Kritische Philosophiegeschichte)

7.-8.6.2021: Public Lecture, postponed to 28. - 29.10.2021
Critical History of Philosophy
(Kritische Philosophiegeschichte)

26.-28.05.2021: Internal Workshop
“HOW?“ Questions of methodology, intentionality, and situatedness in research as a (critical) praxis
In cooperation with Terra Critica - Interdisciplinary Network for the Critical Humanities
With Birgit M. Kaiser (Utrecht University) and Kathrin Thiele (Utrecht University)
Organisiert von Amelie Buchinger, Sebastián Edouardo, Katerina Genidogan und Judith Sieber.

28.4., 30.4., 5.5., 7.5.2021: Student workshop (limited number)| Flyer
From Where I Stand meets Pact of Silence – How to break it?
Institutional critique & instituting otherwise from a feminist perspective
with Arnika Ahldag (Delhi/Bangalore), Meenakshi Thirukode (Instituting Otherwise, Delhi)
Organized by Rebecca John, Oona Lochner, Isabel Mehl, and Nele Wulff
To receive the zoom link, please register: kdk@leuphana.de
(please indicate “From Where I Stand” in the subject line)

22.-23.4.2021: Public meeting| Flyer
Liquidity, Flows, Circulation: The Cultural Logic of Environmentalization. Part II
with: Jakob Claus (University of Oldenburg), Martin Doll (Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf), Katerina Genidogan (Leuphana University, Lüneburg), Rahma Khazam (Institut ACTE, Sorbonne Paris 1), Sebastian Kirsch (ZfL, Berlin), Esther Leslie (Birbeck, University of London), Annie McClanahan (University of California, Irvine), Kassandra Nakas (Leuphana University, Lüneburg), Maryse Ouellet (University of Bonn), Malte Fabian Rauch (Leuphana University, Lüneburg), Hannah Schmedes (University of Potsdam), Beny Wagner (Winchester School of Art, Southampton University), Christian Schwinghammer (University of Potsdam).
In cooperation with DFG Forschungsgruppe "Mediale Teilhabe" (TP 1 Elemente einer kritischen Theorie medialer Teilhabe)
Organized by Mathias Denecke, Holger Kuhn and Milan Stürmer.
For more information and registration: http://liquidity-flows-circulation.org/

16.4.2021: Public lecture| Flyer
From Where I Stand meets Pact of Silence – How to break it? Institutional critique & instituting otherwise from a feminist perspective
Arnika Ahldag (Delhi/Bangalore), Meenakshi Thirukode (Instituting Otherwise, Delhi):
17.00 Uhr, Online-Vortrag
To receive the zoom link, please register: kdk@leuphana.de
(please indicate “From Where I Stand” in the subject line)

Winter Term 2020/21

In the Basic College, we turn to critical practices. Not only do they pull out the stops of judgment and discernment that have been common since the Enlightenment, but they also aim at disruption, hacking, commoning, obfuscation. They express themselves in ways of life and resistant aesthetics. This semester's guests at the Basiskolleg are: Ruth Sonderegger (Akademie der bildenden Künste wien), Matt Colquhoun (London), Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba (Contemporary &), Camilla Wills / Eleanor Weber (Divided Publishing).

10. - 11.12.2020: Public meeting| Flyer
Liquidity, Flows, Circulation: The Cultural Logic of Environmentalization Part I
Ursula Biemann, Esther Leslie, Annie McClanahan, Yvonne Volkart
DFG Graduiertenkolleg "Kulturen der Kritik"
Organized by Mathias Denecke, Holger Kuhn und Milan Stürmer
For more information and registration: http://liquidity-flows-circulation.org/

26. - 27.11.2020: Internal workshop
Rhetorik – Kritik – Mondialisation. Zur rhetorischen Analytik strategischer Züge des Handelns beim Reden
mit Thomas Glaser (Universität Erfurt)

Summer Term 2020

Unfortunately, there will be no public events in the summer semester 2020 due to the Corona pandemic. Intra-college events such as research and basic collegia will be conducted via videoconference. In the Basic College, we address questions about the representational conditionality of critique, cultural situatedness, and the transcultural mode of action of critique. Topics are e.g. different ways of writing, critical practices, delinking/decolonial thinking.

Winter Term 2019/20

15.11.19: Internal workshop
Marx from the Margins: Discussing Marxism from a post-colonial perspective
Nikita Dhawan (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)
María do Mar Castro Varela (Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin)
Hosted by the DFG research training group “Cultures of Critique"
Organized by Sebastián Eduardo, Rebecca John

16.11.19: Public conference | Booklet
The Unforeseen. On the Lure of Risk in the Participatory Arts
A conference by DFG Research Training Group Cultures of Critique,
Leuphana University of Lüneburg and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Conference in English, Free admission
Lecture Hall Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin

Summer Term 2019

 

29.05.19: Public lecture Announcement
Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY): Four Theses on the Comrade
Hosted by the DFG re­se­arch trai­ning group "Cul­tu­res of Cri­tique / Kul­tu­ren der Kri­tik"
public, 18.00h, Leuphana Central Building C40.704

29.05.19: Public Workshop Announcement
Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY): Crowds and Party
Hosted by the DFG re­se­arch trai­ning group "Cul­tu­res of Cri­tique / Kul­tu­ren der Kri­tik"
registration by May 14, 2019 is requested (kdk@leuphana.de)
public, 11.00 — 15.00h, Leuphana Central Building C40.704

06. - 08.06.19: Non-Public Workshop
Art Critique Revisited
Andreas Beyer (University of Basel), Juli Carson (University of California, Irvine), Parul Dave-Mukherji (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi), Maja and Reuben Fowkes (Translocal Institute for Contemporary Art, London), Yuriko Furuhata (McGill Uni- versity, Montreal), Johannes Grave (Bielefeld University), Isabelle Graw (Städelschule, Frankfurt), Julia Grosse (Berlin), Angela Harutyunyan (American University of Beirut), Camilo Sarmiento Jaramillo (Del Rosario University, Bogotá), Monica Juneja (Heidel- berg University), Wolfgang Kemp (Leuphana University, Lüneburg), Florencia Malbrán (New York University, Buenos Aires), Beatrice von Bismarck (Academy of Fine Art, Leipzig), Margarete Vöhringer (University of Göttingen), Haytham el-Wardany (Berlin), Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld Institute of Art, London), Michael F. Zimmermann (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
A Workshop by the DFG Research Training Group "Cultures of Critique / Kul­tu­ren der Kri­tik"
Organisation: Prof. Dr. Beate Söntgen (Leuphana University, Lüneburg), Hon.-Prof. Dr. Julia Voss (Leuphana University, Lüneburg)
non-public, Leuphana University Lüneburg

Winter term 2018/19: Social critique

 

01.11.18: Public lecture
BICAR (Beirut Institute for Critical Analysis and Research): Nadia Bou Ali, Natasha Gasparian, Angela Harutyunyan / Alex Demirović (Goethe University Frankfurt / Leuphana University Lüneburg) / Sami Khatib (BICAR / Leuphana University Lüneburg):
Critical Theory and Social Practice
Hosted by the DFG research training group “Cultures of Critique / Kulturen der Kritik”
public, 18.00h, Kunstraum of Leuphana University, Campus Hall 25

02.11.18: Public workshop
with Prof. Dr. Angela Harutyunyan, Prof. Dr. Nadia Bou-Ali, Dr. Sami Khatib, Mark Hayek, Natasha Gasparian, Ziad Kiblawi, Andrea Comair:
The Specters of Marx and the Fate of Critique
Hosted by the DFG research training group “Cultures of Critique / Kulturen der Kritik” in cooperation with BICAR (The Beirut Institute for Critical Analysis and Research)
public, 10.00h, Leuphana Central Building C40.254

08. - 09.11.18: Internal workshop
Terra Critica
Hosted by the DFG research training group “Cultures of Critique / Kulturen der Kritik” in Cooperation with Birgit M. Kaiser and Kathrin Thiele (Terra Critica)
non-public, Utrecht University

14.11.18: Public lecture
Oraib Toukan (Clarendon Fellow, University of Oxford, Ruskin School of Fine Arts):
The Cruel Image
Hosted by the DFG research training group “Cultures of Critique / Kulturen der Kritik”
public, 18.00h, Leuphana Central Building C40.154

28.11.18: Public lecture
Prof. Dr. Timon Beyes (Leuphana University Lüneburg):
Geheime Ordnungsweisen. Organisation als Kulturtheorie
public, 18.30h, Leuphana Central Building C40.256

05.12.18: Public lecture
Martin Parker (University of Bristol) / Markus Reihlen (Leuphana University Lüneburg):
Shut down the Business School: Alternative Forms of Organizing
Hosted by the DFG research training group “Cultures of Critique / Kulturen der Kritik”
public, 18.00h, Leuphana Central Building C40.154

09. - 11.12.18: International conference and workshop | Program
Marx: The Untimely Contemporary
with Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges), Michael Heinrich (Rosa-Luxemburg Stiftung, Berlin) and other guests
on occasion of 200 years of Karl Marx; in cooperation with Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Ramallah, Goethe-Institut Ramallah, Birzeit University and the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center 
public, Ramallah and Birzeit

18.12.18: Public lecture | Announcement
Eva Illouz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem / Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton):
Happycracy: How Happiness controls our lives
Hosted by the DFG research training group “Cultures of Critique / Kulturen der Kritik” in Cooperation with the Center for Digital Cultures (CDC)
public, 18.00h, Leuphana Central Building

Summer term 2018: Media critique

18.4.18: Public lecture | Announcement
Birgit Kaiser/Kathrin Thiele: Terra Critica – Why critique?
18.00h, Kunstraum

16.5.18: Public lecture | Announcement
Dieter Mersch (Zurich): Digital Lives. Einige Aspekte einer Kritik
in cooperation with Centre for Digital Cultures (CDC)
18.00h, Leuphana Central Building C40.154

21. - 23.06.2018: International Conference | Announcement
Critical Stances
Hosted by the DFG research training group “Cultures of Critique / Kulturen der Kritik”
Leuphana Central Building C40.606

03. - 04.07.18: Public Workshop | Program
From Models to Monsters. Representing the World Economy and its Discontents 
Hosted by the DFG research training group “Cultures of Critique / Kulturen der Kritik” 
Kunstraum of Leuphana University, Campus Hall 25

 

 

 

Winter term 2017/18: Art critique

 

08.11.17: Public lecture
Alex Demirović, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Berlin: „Autoritärer Populismus und die Erneuerung der Rechten“
(in cooperation with the lecture series „Denken gegen Rechts: Perspektiven der Kulturwissenschaften“ organized by Manuela Bojadžijev and Susanne Leeb of Leuphana University)
18.00h, HS 1

09.11.17: Public workshop | Announcement
“From Where I Stand. #2 – Zwischen Theorie und Pose”
with Karolin Meunier und Martina Kigle
(in cooperation with Kunstraum of Leuphana University)
16.00h, Kunstraum, Campus Hall 25

16.11.17: Public lecture | Announcement
Pınar Öğrenci: „Becoming Witness and Suspect in Times of War: Recording of Everyday Life and Self Censor“
(in cooperation with dem Kunstraum der Leuphana University)
14.00h, Kunstraum, Campus Hall 25

21.-23.11.17: Public workshop | Announcement
»Post-X Politics«
(in cooperation with the Digital Cultures Research Lab and Kunstraum of Leuphana University, GEM Lab and Post-Media Lab)

29.11.-01.12.17: Public conference | Announcement
“Judgement Practices in the Artistic Field”

05.12.17: Public lecture | Announcement
Pınar Öğrenci: „Migration and Symbols: Recording of Everyday Life“
in cooperation with Kunstraum of Leuphana University
18.00h, Kunstraum, Campus Hall 25

11.-12.01.18: Public workshop | Announcement
“CritiqueLab. »Toolkit for Critique in digital cultures«” with Marie-Luise Angerer, David Berry, Timon Beyes, Manuela Bojadzijev, Alex Demirovic, Gabriele Gramelsberger, Orit Halpern, Frédéric Martel, Nikolaus Müller-Schöll, Roberto Nigro, Stefan Römer, Carolin Wiedemann & Ulf Wuggenig
(in cooperation with the Digital Cultures Research Lab and Kunstraum of Leuphana University)

24.-25.01.18: Public workshop | Announcement
“Rücksicht auf Darstellung”
with Eva Geulen, Anselm Haverkamp, Jan Müller und Gerhard Schweppenhäuser, Sven Kramer und Sami Kathib werden den workshop als Diskutanten begleiten.

Summer term 2017: Depiction

 

4.-5.5.17: Internal workshop
„Überzeugen – Unterbrechen. Rhetorik als Technik, Wissenschaft und Widerstand“
with Thomas Glaser, University Erfurt.

9.5.17: Public lecture | Announcement
Kathi Weeks, Duke University: „Down with Love. Feminist Critique and the New Ideologies of Work“
(in cooperation with the Gender and Diversity Research Network of Leuphana University and Kunstraum of Leuphana University).
16.15h, Kunstraum, Campus Hall 25

9.5.17: Public lecture | Announcement
Michael Hardt, Duke University: „Where have all the Leaders Gone?“
(in cooperation with the Institute of Philosophy and Sciences of Art)
18.15h, HS 2

10.5.17: Internal workshop
with Michael Hardt, Duke University, and Kathi Weeks, Duke University
(in cooperation with the Gender and Diversity Research Network der Leuphana University with Kunstraum of Leuphana University).

1.6.17: Public workshop | Announcement
„From Where I Stand“
with Amy Tobin (Goldsmiths College), Victoria Horne (Northumbria University), Jessica Gysel and Katja Mater of Girls Like Us Magazine (Brussels)
(in cooperation with Kunstraum of Leuphana University)
15-18h, Kunstraum, Campus Hall 25

6.6.17: Public lecture | Announcement
Silvia Federici (Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York): „Between the Wage and the Commons“
(in cooperation with the Gender and Diversity Research Network of Leuphana University with the Digital Cultures Research Lab).
18.15h, HS 3

7.6.17: Internal workshop
with Silivia Federici (Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York)
(in cooperation with the Gender and Diversity Research Network of Leuphana University Digital Cultures Research Lab).

8.6.17: Public lecture | Announcement
Florencia Malbrán, Brown University and New York University, Buenos Aires: „The Embedded Critic. Writing about Art in Latin America“
Subsequently: Internal Feedback-workshop.
(in cooperation with the Kunstraum of Leuphana University).
18.00h, Kunstraum, Campus Hall 25

Winter term 2016/17

In the Winter Term 2016/17 the College began. We started out by negotiating basic terms of critique in our Basic Seminar, from Enlightenment to the present.
What is the historical significance of critique? What kind of dialectic might be conciliating theoretical critique and "Kritik im Handgemenge" (critique in a scuffle, Marx)? Is critique a process of negotiation of existing conditions (Adorno) or one of affirmation on an immanent basis of forces, affects and intensities (Deleuze)? What are feminist or postcolonial genealogies of critique?