2010, Fri, Jul 30

Michel Serres - Odysseys and Shipwrecks: Opening

Summer Talks by the Spree

Michel Serres | Foto: Linda A. Cicero

Michel Serres | Foto: Linda A. Cicero

19 h Opening of the Summer talks
Susanne Stemmler
Key Note Lecture Michel Serres and conversation with Lorenz Engell, media philosopher (Bauhaus University Weimar)

The French science theorist and philosopher and son of a river boatman was at sea for ten years. Shortly before he turns 80, the most versatile and important philosopher of our times is coming to Berlin at the invitation of Merve Verlag to take part in the Wassermusik Festival 2010 at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. An entire weekend you will be treated to an abundance of his “superfluous” ideas. Following his opening talk on 30 July, on 31 July Catherine David and Alexander Kluge will join Serres in conversations. They will follow the flow of his thought, branch off, get stranded ashore - an unexpected odyssey. On the evening of 31 July, Michel Serres will present " Odyssey ", a work that offers a rich variety of insights into his thinking and work practices, and which he conceived especially for the event.


An event by Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Merve Verlag in cooperation with the French Embassy and the Institut Français.



Lorenz Engell is a professor of media philosophy at the Bauhaus University Weimar. Since 2008 he has been the Co-Director of the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy (IKKM, Weimar).

Michel Serres - Odysseys and Shipwrecks: The program

FRI 30.07.2010 | 19:00 h
Opening: Susanne Stemmler, Key Note Lecture by Michel Serres, followed by a conversation with Lorenz Engell

SAT 31.7.2010
12:00 h Conversation with Catherine David More...
14:00 h Conversation with Alexander Kluge More...
19:30 h Michel Serres - Odysseys and Shipwrecks: Lecture Performance More...