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.

To project

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Discussion with Rosi Braidotti, Philippe Descola

Dictionary of Now #12 – ANIMAL Moderated by Bernd M. Scherer English original version May 24, 2018

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Philippe Descola: Animals as Indexes of Worlding

Dictionary of Now #12 – ANIMAL English original version Lecture, May 24, 2018

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Rosi Braidotti: Post-Humanimals

Dictionary of Now #12 – ANIMAL English original version Lecture, May 24, 2018

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Christoph Möllers: Das Gefühl von Gerechtigkeit (German)

Dictionary of Now #11 – JUSTICE German Original version Lecture, Apr 19, 2018

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Sarah Sharma: Social (In)Justice Warrior

Dictionary of Now #11 – JUSTICE English original version Lecture, Apr 19, 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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Discussion with W.J.T. Mitchell, Hito Steyerl, John Tresch

Dictionary of Now #10 – IMAGE English original version Mar 21, 2018 Moderated by Bernd M. Scherer

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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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Herta Müller & Marcel Beyer: LANGUAGE (German)

Talk and reading, Nov 14, 2017 German original version

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Allen Feldman - FEAR

Dictionary of Now #7 FEAR - June 12, 2017, 7pm Lecture: Appearing Under Erasure: Of Phobogenic Disappearance

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Sinan Antoon - FEAR

Dictionary of Now #7 FEAR - June 12, 2017, 7pm Lecture: Monstrum Arabicus

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Joseph Vogl - FEAR

Dictionary of Now #7 FEAR - June 12, 2017, 7pm Lecture

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Taiye Selasi - VIOLENCE

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

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David Theo Goldberg - VIOLENCE

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

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Achille Mbembe - VIOLENCE

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

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Kader Attia, Françoise Vergès and others – BODY

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