diffrakt | centre for theoretical periphery

diffrakt | centre for theoretical periphery is a collectively-run non-profit organisation 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 that, whether in opposition or in addition to academic discourses, allows to address both more and less urgent aesthetico-politico-philosophical questions, challenging subjects and objects, centres and margins, legacies and canons and subversions of what is called “theory” – constantly trying, failing, trying again, failing better. The collective has organised various conversations, workshops, book presentations, reading groups, screenings, performances, and exhibitions, and has hosted a variety of series of events.