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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W.J.T. Mitchell: Iconology 3.0: Image and Theory in Our Time

Dictionary of Now #10 – IMAGE English original version Lecture, Mar 21, 2018

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Discussion with W.J.T. Mitchell, Hito Steyerl, John Tresch

Dictionary of Now #10 – IMAGE English original version Mar 21, 2018

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John Tresch: So Many Pictures of Food

Dictionary of Now #10 – IMAGE English original version Lecture, Mar 21, 2018

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Bernd Scherer: Introduction

Dictionary of Now #10 – IMAGE English original version Mar 21, 2018

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Herta Müller & Marcel Beyer - LANGUAGE

Talk and reading, Nov 14, 2017 English translation

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Herta Müller & Marcel Beyer - LANGUAGE (German)

Talk and reading, Nov 14, 2017 German original version

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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