Lecture and discussion as part of the WortWelten series Julia Kristeva The Need to Believe and the Force of Monotheism
The literary theoretician, psychoanalyst and writer Julia Kristeva explores the question of the need to "believe": with new interpretations of some of Freud's central terms, she aims to overcome the stereotypical view that religious experience reduces people to the "Future of an Illusion".
Kristeva has formulated the theory that the "Need to Believe" precedes the "Will to Know" as an anthropological constant. Julia Kristeva teaches at the University of Paris Denis Diderot. After her lecture, she will take part in a discussion with Sigrid Weigel, director of the Center for Literary and Cultural Research, Berlin.
Discussion of historical and religious perspectives on Islam in Germany and Europe. Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Islamic Studies and one of the leading contemporary intellectuals, takes the stand for a European Islam in his opening dissertation. Afterwards, the historian Dan Diner and the Professor of Islamic Studies Gudrun Krämer will discuss his theories. discussion of historical and religious perspectives on Islam in Germany and Europe. Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Islamic Studies and one of the leading contemporary intellectuals, takes the stand for a European Islam in his opening dissertation. Afterwards, the historian Dan Diner and the Professor of Islamic Studies Gudrun Krämer will discuss his theories.
Introduction: Susanne Stemmler, Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Part of the event "Germany's Muslims and European Islam" at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. 21-01-2011
Richard Sennett: Brutal Simplifiers Opening lecture of "Bodybits" at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. 28.03.2011
Only ten years ago, there were high hopes and expectations that the revolutionary developments in communication technologies would represent a positive force of renewal for our society. People saw the promise of better mutual understanding and completely novel and improved forms of cooperation.
In his lecture "Brutal Simplifiers", Richard Sennet addresses the question of why this promise has not materialized as expected. Following on from Jacob Burckhardt's description of the 19th century as an era of "brutal simplifiers", Senett analyzes the phenomenon of cooperation in modern capitalism and comes to the conclusion that it is one of the great contemporary challenges facing global society.
Ausstellung, Konferenz, Workshops Do, 26. Februar 2015 — Mo, 06. April 2015
Ein Projekt von Antje Ehmann und Harun Farocki
Praktiken des Arbeitens strukturieren das Leben, Produktionsbedingungen bestimmen Lebensformen. Wie lassen sich globale Ausprägungen von Arbeit und Inwertsetzung diskutieren in einer Zeit, in der Arbeit zunehmend unsichtbar wird? Welche Wahrnehmungs- und Analyseräume erlauben es, die Koppelungsprozesse von Arbeit und Menschsein kritisch zu untersuchen? Welches diskursive Potenzial birgt das Mittel filmischer Verdichtung? Und wie verändert sich der Blick, wenn er um global-historische Perspektiven erweitert wird? Diese Fragen leiten das Konferenzprogramm.