Events

The current landscape of social and cultural research is affected by a renaissance of ‘social critique’. While such critique has always adopted different forms and models, the return of critical positions is marked by an interest in scenes and practices of dissent. In the winter term, the Research Training Group is dedicated to the resurfacing of such positions and their forms, media and effects. Beyond well-worn analyses of critique’s cooptation, ineffectiveness and demise, it is time to re-engage with the conceptual underpinnings, empirical commitments and performative scenes of social critique.

01.11.18: Critical Theory and Social Practice
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)

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: The Specters of Marx and the Fate of Critique
with Prof. Dr. Angela Harutyunyan, Prof. Dr. Nadia Bou-Ali, Dr. Sami Khatib, Mark Hayek, Natasha Gasparian, Ziad Kiblawi, Andrea Comair

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: 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: The Cruel Image
Oraib Toukan (Clarendon Fellow, University of Oxford, Ruskin School of Fine Arts)

Hosted by the DFG research training group “Cultures of Critique / Kulturen der Kritik”
public, 18.00h, Leuphana Central Building C40.154

28.11.18: Geheime Ordnungsweisen. Organisation als Kulturtheorie
Prof. Dr. Timon Beyes (Leuphana University Lüneburg)

public, 18.30h, Leuphana Central Building C40.256

05.12.18: Shut down the Business School: Alternative Forms of Organizing
Martin Parker (University of Bristol) / Markus Reihlen (Leuphana University Lüneburg)

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: Marx: The Untimely Contemporary  | Program
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: Happycracy: How Happiness controls our lives | Announcement
Eva Illouz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem / Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

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

Winter Term 2017/18: Art Critique

Summer Term 2017: Depiction

Winter Term 2016/17: Basics: Concepts of Critique