Dictionary of Now

2015—2018

Series of events and publication

The changes and disruptions of the past hundred years have shaped our conception of reality, our thought, and our language. The Dictionary of Now series reflects on the capacity of language to both depict and create reality. Since the modern age this has gone hand in hand with the search for universal truths and codified usages. The Dictionary of Now confronts this assertion of linguistic universalism with specific contemporary positions.

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Joseph Vogl, Allen Feldman & Sinan Antoon - FEAR (German/English)

Dictionary of Now #7 - June 12, 2017, 7pm Lectures, reading, discussion

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David Theo Goldberg - VIOLENCE (German)

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Lecture

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Taiye Selasi - VIOLENCE (German)

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Reading

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Achille Mbembe - VIOLENCE (German)

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Lecture

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Bernd Scherer - VIOLENCE (Introduction)

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Introduction

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Bernd Scherer - VIOLENCE (Introduction, German)

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Introduction

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David Theo Goldberg - VIOLENCE

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Lecture

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Taiye Selasi - VIOLENCE

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Reading

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Achille Mbembe - VIOLENCE

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Lecture

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Kader Attia – BODY

Thu, Nov 03, 2016 8pm Friedrich-Kopsch-Auditorium at the Institut für Anatomie of the Charité hospital, Berlin

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Françoise Vergès – BODY

Thu, Nov 03, 2016 8pm Friedrich-Kopsch-Auditorium at the Institut für Anatomie of the Charité hospital, Berlin

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Sharon Macdonald, Tony Bennett & Arjun Appadurai – THING

Mon, Oct 10, 2016, 7pm Ethnologisches Museum Berlin

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Dipesh Chakrabarty & Eyal Weizman – Forum

Dipesh Chakrabarty & Eyal Weizman – Forum Mon, Apr 11, 2016