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

Part of “Dictionary of Now #12 – ANIMAL” Moderated by Bernd Scherer English original version May 24, 2018

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Rosi Braidotti: Post-Humanimals

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

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Philippe Descola: Animals as Indexes of Worlding

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

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Sarah Sharma: Social (In)Justice Warrior

Part of “Dictionary of Now #11 – JUSTICE” English original version Lecture, Apr 19, 2018

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Nikita Dhawan: Decolonizing Enlightenment: Transnational Justice in a Postcolonial World

Part of “Dictionary of Now #11 – JUSTICE” English original version Lecture, Apr 19, 2018

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Christoph Möllers: Das Gefühl von Gerechtigkeit (German)

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

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

Part of “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

Part of “Dictionary of Now #10 – IMAGE” Moderated by Bernd Scherer English original version Mar 21, 2018

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John Tresch: So Many Pictures of Food

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

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Karin Knorr Cetina: Algorithms as Market Players

Part of “Dictionary of Now #9 – MARKET” English original version Lecture, Dec 12, 2017

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Nick Srnicek: The Abolition of Market Dependency

Part of “Dictionary of Now #9 – MARKET” English original version Lecture, Dec 12, 2017

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Philip Mirowski: Markets as Computer Programs in a Theory of Markets

Part of “Dictionary of Now #9 – MARKET” English original version Lecture, Dec 12, 2017

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Allen Feldman: Appearing Under Erasure: Of Phobogenic Disappearance

Part of “Dictionary of Now #7 – Fear” English original version Lecture, Jun 12, 2017

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Sinan Antoon: Monstrum Arabicus

Part of “Dictionary of Now #7 – Fear” English original version Lecture, Jun 12, 2017

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Joseph Vogl: Fear (German)

Part of “Dictionary of Now #7 – Fear” German original version Lecture, Jun 12, 2017

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Achille Mbembe: The Violence of Borders

Part of “Dictionary of Now #6 - Violence” English original version Lecture, May 11, 2017

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Taiye Selasi: Airport

Part of “Dictionary of Now #6 - Violence” English original version Reading, May 11, 2017

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David Theo Goldberg: Racial Politics as Civil War

Part of “Dictionary of Now #6 - Violence” English original version Lecture, May 11, 2017

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Kader Attia, Françoise Vergès and others – BODY (German, English

Dictionary of Now #5 Original version Nov 3, 2016 Friedrich-Kopsch-Auditorium at the Institut für Anatomie of the Charité hospital, Berlin

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Sharon Macdonald, Tony Bennett & Arjun Appadurai – THING

Dictionary of Now #4 Original version Lectures, talk, Oct 10, 2016 Ethnologisches Museum Berlin