diffrakt | centre for theoretical periphery

diffrakt | centre for theoretical periphery is a collectively-run non-profit organization striving to foster theory in familiar and unfamiliar settings and formats. Based in the old rooms of Merve Verlag in Berlin-Schöneberg, diffrakt seeks to provide an open platform to address, whether in opposition or in addition to academic discourses, both more and less urgent aesthetico-politico-philosophical questions, challenging subjects and objects, centers and margins, legacies and canons, and subversions of what is called “theory”— constantly trying, failing, trying again, failing better. The collective has organized various conversations, workshops, book presentations, reading groups, screenings, performances, and exhibitions, and has hosted a variety of event series.

As of January 2019

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