On the notion of the political in postmarxist theory.

Research project by Katja Diefenbach

All seminars have taken place at the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht. The project ended in December 2012.

Syllabus 2012

Which Spinoza? Ontology of multiplicity, politics of affects

The last seminar in the framework of this research project examines, how to read Spinoza in terms of a non-substantialist metaphysics and how to deal with the internal problematics of such a reading, in particular regarding the question of immanence and the theoretical strategy used to progress from a positive ontology of multiplicity to a politics of affects. Starting from Althusser's endeavor to analyse the reproduction of the capitalist mode of production in differential terms, we will reconstruct the radically conflictual lines of a Spinozist thinking of immanence and their impact on contemporary radical thought.

One could conceive the Spinozian idea of immanence in the coupling of two formulas, a speculative and a practical or ethical one: On the one hand, speculatively, Spinoza grasps immanence in the sentence that before all production, before all genesis and creation there is distinction. In other words, Spinoza’s substance is not like a One, from which there proceeds difference. The attributes are not emanations. The substance is nothing but its problematising expression through an infinity of attributes and its solving expression through finite modes.  On the other hand, practically and ethically, Spinoza considers immanent causality as a mode of life or individuation characterised by the tension between an absolute potential defining the impersonal nature and a tendential potentialisation, a becoming-potential, so to speak, defining the individual.

In this sense, Spinoza’s Ethics is indeed a book of radical liberation that conceptualises the temporalities and modalities of the constitution of freedom. Key is that the free individual is grasped as a potentiality of impersonal nature itself; it is a pars potentiae. Through its capacity to arrive at a certain degree of causality for itself, it expresses a part of nature: »Thus the power of man, in so far as it is explained through his own actual essence, is a part of the infinite power of God or Nature, in other words, of the essence thereof [...].« [E4p4d] By this capacity, by this potentialisation individuals are able to introduce a dramatic torsion in the process of individuation turning a situation, in which one has only contingent, fluctuating and imaginary affective experiences, to a situation, in which one is slowly entering a selective path leading from joyful passions to active affections and adequate ideas. Taking this path, individuals increasingly participate in the infinite without ever leaving the limitations of an individual that is always affected by other individuals, never autonomous, always surpassed by the potentiality of nature. That is to say, the free individual is a tendency, a tension or threshold. It will never arrive at complete self-presence. The imaginary, the passions, the inadequate ideas will persist. Hence, Spinoza endeavours, in the ethico-political dimension of his thought, to show, how the sad passions are instituted in the regimes of the priests, the despots and masters, »so that men may fight as bravely for slavery as for safety«, though the masses are tendentially capable, by way of the joyful passions, of amplifying their potentiality to act and thus their freedom and rationality.

Deleuze’s reading of Spinoza is marked by a strong co-articulation or short-circuit of the speculative and the practical formula of immanence: The very relationship itself, through which the differentiality of being is expressed, is conceived as life. This is one of the strategies by which he keeps at bay the anthropological figures of thought present in Spinoza by substituting anomal singularisation for emancipatory humanisation. Hence, for Deleuze, potentiality is nothing but the selective process of transmutation that opens in differential being itself, in which elements composed by infinite sets of other elements do mutually specify and singularise in infinite relations. Those relations are thought as (indeterminate) modes of life. In brief, immanence is not immanent to life, but a life itself.


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Syllabus 2011

In the 1977 preface to the American edition of Anti-Oedipus, Foucault declares that minoritarian politics is the decisive political invention of May 1968, which he summarizes in the theoretical slogan “Do not think that one has to be sad in order to be militant, even though the thing one is fighting is abominable". By criticising the bureaucrats of the revolution and the sad passions of the militants, Foucault conjures up a positive grammar of 1960s radical activism that is an incision into the mode of politics itself, in that a changed analysis of power comes together with a changed model of insurrection. The events of 1968 see the emergence of practises that leave the Leninist model of party politics behind, and turn to a minoritarian and molecular model of rupture. It focusses around the question of how multiple forms of dissidence traversing a situation unfold their forces in the process by which the social order is overthrown.



The corresponding de-heroisation of politics that is effected by keeping authoritarianism at bay and by not existentialising politics in form of the choice of the choice, the decisiveness of Being, the fidelity to the cause and its incorporation continues in a radically different way the de-heroisation introduced to politics by Marx in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte. For Marx, the process of revolution will evade the fall from tragedy to farce by bringing into action the self-reflexivity of proletarian practises that "criticise themselves constantly, interrupt themselves continually in their own course, come back to the apparently accomplished in order to begin it afresh," until the self-identity of the historical moment of transformation is produced, "and the conditions themselves cry out: 'Hic Rhodus, hic salta!'"

Marx distinguishes the de-heroised proletarian politics that repeats itself to become what it is from two forms of political spectrality that will be buried by it: a good one exemplified by the Revolution of 1789 whose militants draped themselves in the costumes of the Roman Empire so as to conjure up the past to find once more the "spirit of revolution"; and a bad one exemplified by the bourgeois revolutions, which awoke the dead to conceal from themselves the limitation of their struggles. 

Instead of opposing the spirit of the revolution to its ghost and projecting the idea of the work of the negative onto proletarian practices, which would end in its self-reflexive self-completion, minoritarian activism conceives politics as a conjunction of heterogenous impersonal forces, in which no instance guarantees that the process of struggles will retroactively have fulfilled its sense. Simultaneously, the transvaluation of tragic thinking into heroic affirmation that Deleuze puts into play in his reading of Nietzsche is abandoned. Minoritarian politics eludes that Nietzschean figure of the yes-saying hero descended from the "full virile maturity" of the noble, from "the fire of this burning joy which is that of the adult and the victorious age". Ultimately, by short-circuiting an ontology of becoming with an pragmatics of heterogenous acts and an ethics of non-heroic affirmation, minoritarian politics oscillates between the idea that the process of becoming expresses, without any mediation, the unfolding of radical resistances and the demand that the transversal connections produced in this process of unfolding be organized and steadied, thus raising the paradoxical question: how can a process of becoming be stabilized? 

Since 1968, the politico-theoretical paradox of organising becoming is superimposed by the fact that molecular politics, at increasing speed, has started to collapse and to lose its radical spin. After having detached from an anti-capitalist approach, dissidences are primarily acknowledged in the mode of commercialised life-forms and essentialist predicates. Thus, the concrete particularity of culturalised or ethnicised differences supplement the abstract universality of capital, and dissident practises disappear in the modernisation of normal. This successful failure and integrative turn of minoritarian politics leads to a controversial debate about the question of politics in post-Marxism that is shaped, among others, along the following lines:



Butler's Levinasian ethics of the vulnerability and passivity of precarious life-forms, Derrida's messianic expectation of an event which evades any expectation, Badiou’s politics of truth and the concept of the decisiveness of being faithful to the event, the idea of an empty universality in hegemony theory, Agamben's notion of a potentiality that stands in no relation to the act, the post-workerist ontology of creative constitution that is auto-affirmative and auto-cumulative, Rancière's idea that the political conflict resides in the tension between the structured social body and the part with no-part, etc.

Starting from the successful failure of minoritarian politics and the paradoxes immanent to it, the seminar group debates the differences between and limits of post-Marxist theories of radical politics by choosing each year a different concept and problem.

In 2011, we will turn to the notion of the declassifying class in the young Marx, a "class of civil society which is not a class of civil society", the "estate which is the dissolution of all estates" as defined in the 1844 introduction to the Critique of Hegel’s ‘Philosophy of Right’. Around 1843 and 1844, Marx characterises class as possessing the ontological privilege of being able to articulate both universal truth (the totality of productive forces) and the immediate dissolution of the bourgeois society and its State (the imminence of revolution). Though Marx, at this stage of his works, negates the notion of politics by reducing it to an anthro-ontological and dialectical automatism, through which the radical disappropriation of the proletariat is converted into its full appropriation, we find heretical rereadings of this class concept in numerous post-Marxist theories of politics ranging from Rancière to Agamben.

After reading Marx's two canonical texts on declassifying class, the introduction to the Critique of Hegel’s ‘Philosophy of Right’ and On the Jewish Question, the seminar group will discuss reinterpretations of this concept by primarily focussing on the differences between post-Althusserian, post-workerist and Left-Heideggerian notions of declassifying class and Deleuze and Guattari's concept of being out of class. Ultimately, the seminar raises the question, wether and how class struggle is a concept, by which politics can be thought today. 

 

14.06.2013
17.06.2013
Whatever life Aesthetic existence and the ontologisation of poverty
- Workshop, HfBK, Hamburg
- Raum 229, Lerchenfeld 2

20.04.2013
12:00 - 14:00 

Unemployed positivity The practise of doing nothing 

- seminar, Iaspis, Stockholm

- organised by Karl Lydén und Rebecka Thor

06.12.2012
15:00–18:00
Is there a proper way to use the voluntary servitude hypothesis?
- Lecture and workshop with Miguel Abensour
- organised by Dhruv Jain and Jonathan Short

05.12.2012
19:00-22:00
Propositions on Subject and History The Transformation of Structural Causality in Late Modernity 

- Lecture by Nathan Brown 

- organised w. S. Jong, A. Kukuljevic
- introduced by K. Diefenbach, S. Jong

04.11.2012
20:00-22:00
Spinoza, Marx, Moses Hess Miguel Abensour as reader of Spinoza
— Seminar
— organised with Jon Short
— Auditorium

05.10.2012
15:00-17:00
Leaving Immanence? Agamben and Nancy as readers of Spinoza
- with Alexi Kukuljevic and Jon Short
- Auditorium

06.06.2012
10:30-13.00
Becoming woman? Feminist readings of Spinoza
- Seminar

- introduced by Anne Lefebvre

05.06.2012
18:00 - 20:00
Jura communia as anima imperii The symptomatic relationship between law and conflict in Spinoza 

- Lecture by Filippo del Lucchese

- Old Auditorium

06.05.2012
11:00 - 13:00
Hegel sive Spinoza Althusser and the Question of Origin
- Lecture by Warren Montag

- introduced by Katja Kolšek

- Old Auditorium

03.05.2012
14:00 - 16:00 

From the ontological to the affective Deleuze on Spinoza's theory of affects 

- Seminar

- introduced by Ilse van Rijn 

- Old Auditorium

04.04.2012
15:00 - 17:00
The underground current of the philosophy of immanence Spinoza with Deleuze
- Seminar
- Old Auditorium

07.03.2012
15:00 - 17:00
Ontology of multiplicity or materialist dialectic? Macherey's Spinoza
- Seminar

- Room 201

- introduced by J. Short

08.02.2012
18:00-20:30
Marx with Spinoza Althusser's concept of immanent causality 
- Seminar
- Seminar 

- Auditorium

- introduced by 
K. Diefenbach, D. Jain, G. Moder

08.12.2011
14:00-17:30
Repeating, exhausting Samuel Beckett's "Quad II" and "The Ghost Trio"

08.12.2011
14:00-17:30
Being out of class (Deleuze) Exhausting politics 

- Seminar

- New Auditorium

01.11.2011
19:00 - 21:00
The messianic class What is an inoperativity that consists in contemplating one's own potentiality to act?
- Seminar
- Auditorium

06.10.2011
15:00-20:00
Althusser's Lesson On the political and theoretical effects of Althusserian Marxism
- Lecture and workshop with Jacques Rancière and Emiliano Battista
- Video Studio

29.06.2011
17:00-19:00
The retreating class Sharing the inappropriable
- Seminar
- Auditorium

26.05.2011
11:00-13:00
The subtractive class II The political capacity of the proletariat
- Seminar
- Auditorium
- introduced by Katja Diefenbach and Dominiek Hoens

24.05.2011
11:00 - 13:00
Walter Benjamin Romanticism and Zivilisationskritik
- Lecture by Michael Löwy
- introduced by Nathaniel Boyd
- Auditorium

08.04.2011
11:00-20:00
The impossible encounter Deleuze, Guattari, Lacan II
- Workshop
- organized by the JVE Theory Department
- Auditorium

07.04.2011
13:30-15:30
The subtractive class The political capacity of the proletariat
- Seminar
- Auditorium
- introduced by K. Kolsek, A. Kukuljevic

07.04.2011
16:30-18:30
Deleuze's affective “thinking with” Reading Spinoza with Nietzsche
- Lecture by Michaela Ott
- Auditorium

07.04.2011
20:00-22:00
Becoming major, becoming minor Book presentation
- Auditorium
- with Emiliano Battista, Vanessa Brito, Jack H. Fischer

04.03.2011
15:00-17:00
The theory of politics in the young Marx Counter-politicisation of the non-political
- Lectures by Sara Farris, Peter Thomas

03.03.2011
16:00-18:00
The supplementary class Disrupting the logic of division
- Seminar
- Auditorium
- introduced by Karl Lyden

04.02.2011
15:00-17.00
The paradoxical class The antinomies of proletarian politics
- Seminar
- Auditorium

02.12.2010
10:00-12:00
Retreating the political Nancy and Lacoue-Labarthe on political difference
- Seminar
- Auditorium

08.11.2010
10:00-12:00
Lenin's Scenario of Class Leadership The Unifying Theme of his Political Career
- Lecture by Lars T. Lih
- introduced by Sara Farris + Peter Thomas
- Auditorium

08.11.2010
13:30-15:30
What Is to be Done? and Bolshevism Lars T. Lih as Reader of Lenin
- Workshop with Sara Farris, Lars. T. Lih, Peter Thomas + Katja Diefenbach
- Auditorium

07.11.2010
20:00 - 22:00
Maggots and Men Remembering Kronstadt
- Screening of a movie by Cary Cronenwett
- Auditorium

05.10.2010
14:00-16:00
Subject, event, separation The politics of Badiou and Deleuze/ Guattari
- Lecture by Rodrigo Nunes
- Auditorium

05.10.2010
19:00-22:30
'Stronger are the powers of the people' III Politics, poetics and popular education in Brazilian cinema
- 'Terra em Transe', Glauber Rocha, 1967
- 'A Queda', Ruy Guerra, 1976
- Video Studio
- introduced by R. Nunes

04.10.2010
15:00-17:00
'Stronger are the powers of the people' I Politics, poetics + popular culture in Brazilian cinema 1962-1979
- Lecture by Rodrigo Nunes
- Auditorium

04.10.2010
20:00-22:00
'Stronger are the powers of the people' II Politics, poetics and popular education in Brazilian cinema
- Cinco vezes favela, various, 1962
- Video Studio
- introduced by R. Nunes

03.10.2010
18:00-20:00
Capitalism deterritorialized The concept of capitalism in "Anti-Oedipus"
- Seminar introduced by Kerstin Stakemeier
- Auditorium

30.06.2010
13:00-21:00
An impossible encounter I Deleuze, Guattari, Lacan
- Collective workshop
- Annex
- After 1968, CLiC, the Hegel seminar and the Versus Lab group

28.05.2010
19:00 - 21:00
Preparatory Meeting An impossible encounter: Deleuze, Guattari and Lacan
- Workshop preparation
- Room 204

27.05.2010
11:00-13:00
Molecular Politics I Micropolitics in "A thousand plateaus"
- Seminar
- Room 204

08.04.2010
18:00-20:00
Politics unbound Reading Badiou with and against his postmarxist contemporaries
- Lecture by Thomas Seibert
- Auditorium

07.04.2010
14:00-16:00
Spinoza with Deleuze On affectivity and potentiality
- Seminar
- Auditorium

05.03.2010
20:00-22:00
The thought of becoming Nietzsche with Deleuze II
- Lecture by Kathrin Thiele
- Auditorium

04.03.2010
18:00 - 20:00
The negative in the positive Nietzsche with Deleuze
- Seminar
- Auditorium
- introduced by Nathaniel Boyd

04.03.2010
22:00-00.00
Satan's brew Fassbinder's own private Nietzsche
- Screening
- Auditorium

04.02.2010
11:00 - 13:30
Becoming The notion of becoming in Deleuze and Guattari
- Seminar
- Auditorium
- introduced by Oxana Timofeeva

04.02.2010
11:00-11:30
Abécédaire A comme animal
- Screening of a movie by Claire Parnet, F 1988
- Auditorium
- English transcript by Dominique Hurth

03.12.2009
05.12.2009
Becoming-major, becoming-minor International conference
- Auditorium
- organized by Vanessa Brito

02.12.2009
15:00 - 17:00
Global capitalism, necropolitics and contemporary art
- Lecture by Marina Gržinić
- Auditorium

01.12.2009
17:00 - 19:00
The dispositif of the person
- Lecture by Roberto Esposito
- Auditorium
- introduced by G. Bianco

04.11.2009
19:00 - 21:00
Biopotentiality On Esposito's concept of bio/politics
- Seminar
- Auditorium

09.10.2009
11.10.2009
Encountering Althusser International Conference
- organised by Sara Farris, Gal Kirn, Peter Thomas, and Katja Diefenbach
- Studio

09.10.2009
11.10.2009
Encountering Althusser Conference material: schedule, abstracts, articles

08.10.2009
A selection of texts
Reading Althusser

07.10.2009
14:00 - 16:00
La leçon d'Althusser Rancière's farewell to Althusserian Marxism
- Seminar
- Auditorium
- introduced by Emiliano Battista

06.10.2009
17:00 - 19:00
What is aleatory materialism? Debating Althusser's philosophy of the encounter
- Seminar
- Auditorium
- introduced by Gal Kirn

03.09.2009
11:00 - 13:00
Kairos, Alma Venus, Multitudo Negri on materialism
- Seminar with Matteo Mandarini
- Auditorium
- introduced by Giorgos Papadopoulos

03.09.2009
20:00 - 22:00
The Surplus of Paradoxes Queer/ing Images of Sexuality and Economy
- Lecture by Antke Engel
- Auditorium
- introduced by Giorgos Papadopoulos

02.09.2009
10:30 - 12:30
Communists like us Negri's encounter with Guattari: the elision of Lenin
- Lecture by Matteo Mandarini
- Auditorium

02.09.2009
14:00 - 18:00
The autonomy of the political Tronti and Cacciari's concept of the political
- Workshop with Sara Farris, Matteo Mandarini, Peter Thomas
- Auditorium

01.09.2009
17:00 - 19:00
The cinema of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne A cinematic diagnosis of biopolitics
- Lecture by Ruth Sonderegger
- Auditorium

01.09.2009
20:00-22:00
Screening Dardenne's Rosetta Portray of a precarious survival
- Screening & discussion with Ruth Sonderegger
- Auditorium

17.06.2009
11:00 - 13:00
Invention "From Capital-Labor to Capital-Life" by M. Lazzarato
- Seminar
- Auditorium
- Introduced by K. Stakemeier + P. Thomas

16.06.2009
11:00 - 13:00
The Meanings of Immanence in Deleuze's Philosophy The specter of an unsolved problematic
- Lecture by Christian Kerslake
- Auditorium
- Introduced by Peter Thomas

20.05.2009
14:00-16:00
Individuation Reading Simondon
- Auditorium
- Seminar
- Introduction by Sara Farris

19.05.2009
14:00 - 18:00
The singular, the trans-individual and the common A French Marx
- Auditorium
- Lectures by L. Basso + V. Morfino
- Organised by Sara Farris

09.04.2009
14:00 - 16:30
The Intruder Screening of a film by Claire Denis
- Auditorium
- Introduction by Pietro Bianchi

09.04.2009
17:00 - 19:00
Excess Nancy on the singularity of death
- Seminar
- Auditorium
- Introduction by Pietro Bianchi

07.04.2009
08.04.2009
Biopolitics of scale State-space symposium no. 1
- Berlage Institute Rotterdam
- Workshop
- organised by L. Stanek

11.03.2009
14:00-16:00
Immanence Agamben and Deleuze on pure immanence
— Seminar
— Auditorium
— Introduced by V. Brito + T. Tho

11.03.2009
16:30-18:00
Preparatory meeting Encountering Althusser
— Room 204

11.03.2009
20:00-22:00
Preparatory meeting Workshop: becoming-major, becoming-minor
- initiated by Vanessa Brito
- Room 204

09.03.2009
10.03.2009 10:00 - 19:00
A Workshop on Baudrillard Against the economic: Reading Baudrillard with Bataille, Lacan, Marx, and Debord
— The Annex
— organised by Giorgos Papadopoulos

07.02.2009
10:00 - 12:00
The force of the outside II Foucault with Deleuze
— Seminar
— Auditorium

06.02.2009
14:00-16:00
The force of the outside Superimposing diagrams: discipline and governmentality
- Seminar
- Auditorium

06.02.2009
16:30-18:30
Preparatory Meeting Encountering Althusser
- Group meeting
- Room 204

03.02.2009
19:30-21:30
Is Marx a Fichtean? Lecture of Tom Rockmore at the International Institute for Research and Education, Amsterdam
- organised by Sara Farris
- Returns of Marxism Series

05.12.2008
11:00 - 13:00
Marx's Metapolitics Reading Jacques Rancière's "Dis-agreement"
- Seminar with Martin Saar
- Paper by E. Battista
- Room 204

04.12.2008
16:00 - 18:00
Political Spinozism Negri on Power
- Guest Lecture by Martin Saar
- Auditorium

04.11.2008
11:00 - 13:00
The non-totalizable complexity of the historical process Reading Balibar's "The Vacillation of Ideology in Marxism"
- Seminar with Steve Wright
- Paper by O. Pupovac + S. Wright
- Room 204

03.11.2008
18:00 - 20:00
Tronti's Legacy The Refusal of Labor
- Guest Lecture by Steve Wright
- Auditorium

05.10.2008
17:00 - 19:00
Deconstructing Value Theory Reading Jacques Derrida's "Specters of Marx"
- Seminar
- Room 204

11.09.2008
10:00 - 12.00
Value and Capitalist Capacities Reading Moishe Postone's "Time, Labor and Social Domination"
- Seminar
- Room 204

01.07.2008
12:30-14:30
Marx with Bataille Debating "The mirror of production" by Jean Baudrillard
- Seminar
- Auditorium

06.06.2008
12:00 - 14:00
The coming communities of commons
- Workshop with Massimo De Angelis, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Anne Querrien
- Room 201

05.06.2008
14:00 - 16:00
The arcane of reproduction Feminist comments on the relation between politics and labor
- Seminar, introduced by M. Vishmidt
- Auditorium
- Guest: Anne Querrien

05.06.2008
17:00 - 21:30
Communists like us The production of commons, subjectivity and space
- Lectures
- Massimo De Angelis, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Anne Querrien
- Gallery Space

09.05.2008
11.00 - 13.00
Rancière on the inactuality of communism and the intelligence of the unqualified
- Seminar
- Room 204

07.05.2008
15:00 - 17:00
Notes on the general intellect Virno on Marx's "Fragments on machines"
- Seminar
- Paper: Gal Kirn
- Guest: Stephan Geene

06.05.2008
17:00 - 19:00
After effect The cool despair of young creatives. Discussion with the filmmaker S. Geene
- Screening
- Room 201

04.04.2008
11.00 - 13.00
What is living and what is dead in Marx's philosophy? II Virno on the concept of bio-politics in Postoperaism
- Seminar
- Room 204

03.04.2008
17.00 - 19.00
What is living and what is dead in Marx's philosophy? Jason Read on abstract and living labor
- Seminar
- Auditorium

07.03.2008
11:00 - 13:00
The autonomy of living labor Reading Negri's "Twenty Theses on Marx"
- Seminar
- Room 204

06.03.2008
16.00 - 19.00
The cell - Toni Negri and the prison Screening + Discussion with the filmmaker Angela Melitopoulos
- Auditorium

04.03.2008
20.00 - 23.00
The body of the worker as paradoxical machine and teaching aid Happiness (1934) by Aleksandr Medvedkin + Cine-Train excerpts (Medvedkin and others)
- Screening
- Introduction by Marina Vishmidt
- Auditorium

08.02.2008
10.00 - 12.00
The emergence of the socialised worker II Class composition in Italian autonomist Marxism
- Seminar & Screening
- Auditorium

08.02.2008
10.00 - 12.00
Porto Marghera: the last firebrands Workers' autonomy in the Veneto in the 1960s and 70s
- Screening
- Auditorium

07.02.2008
16:00 - 18:00
The emergence of the socialised worker Class composition in Italian autonomist Marxism
- Seminar
- Room 204

05.02.2008
20.00 - 22.00
Kuhle Wampe Politics of montage
- Screening + Discussion
- Auditorium
- Introduction by Gal Kirn

07.12.2007
11.00 - 13.00
Assigning a measure to the excessive power of the state On Badiou's concept of truth procedure
- Seminar
- Room 204

06.12.2007
14.00 - open end
A visual genealogy of bohemia Video seminar with S. Dillemuth
- Screening
- Auditorium

05.12.2007
18.00 - 20.00
The politics of bohemia
- Lectures by S. Dillemuth and others
- Auditorium

05.12.2007
21.00 - 23.30
Politics of Bohemia Remembering Fassbinder
- Screening with S. Dillemuth
- Gallery Space

04.12.2007
20:00 - 24:00
The century of the self Adam Curtis' documentary on consumerist subjectivity
- Screening
- Auditorium
- Introduction: M. Vishmidt

09.11.2007
12:00 - 14:00
The supplementary part that disconnects the people from itself Reading Jacques Ranciere's "Ten theses on politics"
- Seminar
- Guest: Maria Muhle

08.11.2007
18:00 - 20:00
Politics, police and power From Foucault to Rancière
- Lecture by Maria Muhle
- Auditorium

07.11.2007
18:00 - 20:00
In the figurative sense Narrative strategies of subjectivisation in Fassbinder’s "Berlin Alexanderplatz"
- Lecture by Manfred Hermes
- Auditorium

05.10.2007
11.00 - 13.00
The poetics of knowledge On political hegemony and militant becoming: Gramsci and Deleuze
- Lecture by Serhat Karakayali
- Room 204

04.10.2007
16:00 – 18:00
Micropolitics Deleuze and Guattari on the concept of minoritarian struggle
- Seminar
- Room 204

07.09.2007
11.00 - 13.00
Domestic work and class struggle within the class II On class composition and radical negativity
- Seminar
- Room 204

06.09.2007
16.00 - 18.00
Domestic work and class struggle within the class On class composition and radical negativity
- Seminar
- Room 204
- Paper: Marina Vishmidt

02.07.2007
11.00 - 13.00
The relationship of Marxism and Post-Structuralism III From class to minority
- Seminar
- Room 204
- Paper: Marina Vishmidt

01.07.2007
14.00 - 16.00
The relationship of Marxism and Post-Structuralism II On the concept of the concrete universal
- Seminar
- Room 204

30.06.2007
14.00 - 16.00
The relationship of Marxism and Post-Structuralism On Marx and Foucault
- Seminar
- Room 204

30.06.2007
20:00 - 24:00
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict A selection of movies presented by Tsila Hassine
- Screening
- Auditorium
- Introduction: T. Hassine

29.06.2007
18:00 - 21:00
In the mood for work The cultural producer as model of the post-fordist worker
- Lectures by R. Martinez, J. Rowan, M. Vishmidt, K. Diefenbach
- Gallery Space

30.05.2007
11:00 - 15:00
La Commune. Paris 1871 Part II A movie by Peter Watkins
- Screening
- Studio

30.05.2007
15.00 - 17.00
The Soviet experience II Dictatorship of the proletariat and council movement
- Seminar
- Room 204

29.05.2007
17:00 - 19:00
The Soviet experience Rosa Luxemburg on the Russian Revolution
- Seminar
- Room 204
- Paper: Tanja Widmann

29.05.2007
20:00 - 23:00
La Commune. Paris 1871 Part I A movie by Peter Watkins
- Screening
- Studio

06.04.2007
11.00 - 13.00
Democracy beyond law II Negri on Lenin
- Seminar
- Room 204

05.04.2007
17.00 - 19.00
Democracy beyond law Lenin's concept of the dictatorship of protetariat
- Seminar
- Room 204
- Guest: Grahame Lock
- Paper: Ozren Pupovac

05.04.2007
18:00 - 20:00
Dictatorship of the proletariat as political science The actuality of Althusser's thinking
- Lecture by Grahame Lock
- Auditorium

04.04.2007
19:00 - 21:00
Hey production! The imposition of creative work
- Lecture by Judith Hopf
- Auditorium

09.03.2007
11.00 - 13.00
To bring about the real state of exception II Benjamin's concept of mysthic and divine violence
- Seminar
- Room 204
- Paper: Anthony Auerbach

08.03.2007
16:00 - 18:00
To bring about the real state of exception Agamben's reading of Benjamin
- Seminar
- Auditorium

08.03.2007
18:00 - 20:00
Sovereign police Notes on asymmetric warfare and governance
- Lecture by Raul Zelik
- Auditorium

08.03.2007
21.00 - 23.00
Road to Guantanamo Winterbottom and Whitecross's image of exception
- Screening
- Auditorium
- Guest: Raul Zelik

09.02.2007
11.00 - 13.00
Potentiality of impotentiality II Agamben's sovereign theoretical turn in thinking potentiality
- Seminar
- Auditorium

08.02.2007
16:00 - 18:00
Potentiality of impotentiality Agamben's theory of autonomous potentiality
- Seminar
- Auditorium