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International colloquium | Positions: Philosophy, Research, Society

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Bildende Kunst, Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften
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Lehárgasse 8
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1. OG
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1060 Wien
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Atelier Süd

The international colloquium with guest lecturer and PhD in philosophy candidates’ presentations will open a space of exchange and collaboration in between positions in Austria and Europe, with reflection on actual questions between art, philosophy, politics and the social. The questions that will be posed are questions of agency, empowerment and dichotomies. The international colloquium is a joint collaboration in between the two universities Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt and Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, proposed by the professors’ Dr. Alice Pechriggl and Dr. Marina Grzinic.


25.04. 2016
Lecture | Alice Pechriggl: Denkakte: thinking as – and out of – performance
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Alice Pechriggl is a philosopher and a group analyst, she studied and worked in Paris (EHESS) and Vienna (University of Vienna, free-lance), since 2003 she is professor for philosophy at the University of Klagenfurt (Institut für Philosophie der Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften). In her work she is performing thinking as corporeal "vis formandi" in order to open up new aspects an to create new philosophical concepts; since 1992 she works together with architects, artists and musicians like Claudia Bosse, Markus Brandstätter, Martina Cizek, Gabu Heindl, Anne Selders, Burkhard Stangl e.a.
Last book: Eros, UTB 2009; forthcoming 2016: Zwang zu Agieren – Freiheit zu Handeln / Freies Agieren – Zwangshandlungen, transcript

The lecture is the second part of the Cooperation in between Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Philosophy Department and Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, PhD in Philosophy study program. It follows  the  International colloquium Positions: Philosophy, Research, Society  with guest lecturer and PhD in philosophy candidates’ presentations (14-15.03.2016) in Klagenfurt.

14.03. 2016 | 17.00 - 19.00
Universität Klagenfurt, Universitätsstraße 65-67, 9020 Klagenfurt, Room V 1.34
Invited lecturer | Isabell Lorey: Autonomy and Precarisation. (Neo)Liberal Entanglements of Labor and Care

The Western idea of the autonomous individual is a basic pillar of liberal-capitalist democracies and its concept of free labor. In this deeply racialized, gendered, and heterosexualized entanglement, the needs of protection and care are warded off, devalued, domesticated, feminizised. It is a logic, that in spite of its modifications, we continue to face today. When we think of current forms of precarization this has to be the background to understanding the politico-economic crisis we are now experiencing. On a multi-dimensional level, the regime of precarization constitutes the different entanglements of labor, independency, and care in capitalism and their function within governmentality. When subjectification has become capitalizable, autonomy turned into an instrument of government, and emancipation is trapped in neoliberal ideas of health, the challenge today is not just to invent new forms of organization and new strategies of resistance. More than that, we have to invent a fundamentally new way of how our living together can be organized and institutionalized. That is, how could a living together look like, based on a commonly shared precariousness, on relationality, and on care rights? It would, imagined this way, be an exodus out of the nation state, out of citizenship as we know it, and out of “immigration” as well.
Isabell Lorey, political theorist at the European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies (eipcp) in Berlin and member of the editorial board of the publishing platform transversal texts (; professor for transnational gender politics at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Kassel. Her recent book is State of Insecurity. Government of the Precarious, trans. by Aileen Derieg, London/New York: Verso, 2015.

15.03. 2016 | 10.00 - 13.00; 14.30 - 18.30
Universität Klagenfurt, Universitätsstraße 65-67, 9020 Klagenfurt, Room V 1.71
Presentations by PHD students in philosophy and researchers

Participants from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, PhD in Philosophy study:
Diana Bulzan (Feminism, representation, VALIE EXPORT)
Deniz Guvensoy (Turkey, geopolitics, public space)
Saša Kesić (LGBTQ, ex-Yugoslavia, pride parades)
Taida Kusturica (Philosophy, war, society, mass media)
Mika Maruyama (Body, representation, contemporary art)

Participants from the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt:
Marina Christodoulou ("Life as addiction", conceptual work)
Christian Herzog (Body / Language and Thinking in relation to Cassirer, Merleau-Ponty and Wittgenstein)
Sylvie Milosavljevic (Re-appropriations of intersectional -identities through artistic and scientific processes)
Elena Pilipets (Memes, GIFs, visual media culture, digital seriality)

Marina Gržinić is a philosopher and artist who lives in Ljubljana and works in Ljubljana and Vienna. She is professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. She has published numerous books. In 2014, in collaboration with Šefik Tatlić, she co-authored the book Necropolitics, Racialization and Global Capitalism: Historicization of Biopolitics and Forensics of Politics, Art, and Life (Lexington Books, USA, 2014).