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Adorno and Politics: 1st Istanbul Critical Theory Conference, Boğaziçi University
by , and / RP 199 (Sept/Oct 2016) / Conference Report

The organizers’ opening address to this conference laid out an ambitious aim: to weigh up the Aktualität of Adorno’s critical theory in its capacity as a heuristic, pedagogical tool for the analysis of current political crises in Turkey and beyond; to go ‘with Adorno, beyond Adorno’ by applying the precepts of his negative dialectic to …

Benjamin in Ramallah

by / RP 196 (Mar/Apr 2016) / Conference Report

Benjamin in Palestine: Who Owns Walter Benjamin? On the Place and Non-Place of Radical Thought, Ramallah, 5–11 December 2015

The aim of this international conference, which unfolded over five days in and around Ramallah, was to reflect on the critical productivity of Walter Benjamin’s philosophy in present-day Palestine. Gathering over a hundred participants, including a strong Palestinian contingent …

Critical philosophy of race: here and now

5–6 June 2014, Senate House, University of London
by / RP 187 (Sept/Oct 2014) / Conference Report

Conceived as a political intervention into British philosophy, the aim of the ‘Critical Philosophy of Race: Here and Now’ conference was to bring about a confrontation between debates in the critical philosophy of race (CPR) and the analytic philosophical tradition, which has thus far, in the UK, taken very little notice of race. (The last …

Benjamin’s International Reception

18–20 September 2013, Berlin
by / RP 182 (Nov/Dec 2013) / Conference Report

Gudrun Schwarz, the main organizer of the recent symposium of the Walter Benjamin Archive in the Akademie der Künste, has been thinking about it – she says – for eight years, talking about it for six, and savouring its practical organization for the last four. Cai-Yong Wang from Fudan University, Shangai, opened by giving …

‘For a New Europe: University Struggles Against Austerity’, École des hautes études en sciences sociales/Université Paris VIII, February 2011

It’s a struggle
by / RP 167 (May/Jun 2011) / Conference Report

This three-day meeting, hosted by the Italian activist collective Edu-factory, attracted 300–400 university students, faculty, community leaders and activists from across Europe, as well as from Tunisia, Russia, Ukraine, Canada, the United States and Chile. It sought to provide a forum for groups to meet and share strategies of resistance against the current …

World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 19–22 April 2010

Beyond Copenhagen?
by / RP 162 (Jul/Aug 2010) / Conference Report

Fuad Rahmat reports from the ‘World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth’ in Cochabamba, Bolivia (19-22 April 2010).

‘On the Idea of Communism’, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, London, 13–15 March 2009

by / RP 155 (May/Jun 2009) / Conference Report

The Substance of Thought, Cornell University, NY, 10–12 April 2008

by / RP 150 (Jul/Aug 2008) / Conference Report

International Conference on Contemporary Capitalism Studies, Changshu, November 2006

by / RP 142 (Mar/Apr 2007) / Conference Report

The World Social Forum in Chávez’s Venezuela; The Critical Legacies of Manfredo Tafuri, Columbia University, New York, 20–21 April 2006

by and / RP 138 (Jul/Aug 2006) / Conference Report

Antonio Negri in Iran, 4–6 January 2005, House of Artists and Centre for Dialogue Among Civilizations, Tehran; 7 January 2005, Isfahan

by / RP 130 (Mar/Apr 2005) / Conference Report

7th International Conference on Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Heidelberg, 23–26 September 2004

by / RP 129 (Jan/Feb 2005) / Conference Report

Philosophy of Architecture/Architecture of Philosophy, Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History (CATH) Congress, National Museum, of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, 9–11 July 2004

by and / RP 128 (Nov/Dec 2004) / Conference Report

Politics, Subjectivity, Event: A Workshop with Antonio Negri on his book Time for Revolution, Birkbeck College, University of London, 25 June; Antonio Negri in Conversation, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 26 June

by / RP 127 (Sep/Oct 2004) / Conference Report

NOISETHEORYNOISE#1, Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex University, 6 March 2004

by / RP 125 (May/Jun 2004) / Conference Report

Indeterminate! Communism, Goethe University of Frankfurt, 7–9 November 2003

by / RP 124 (Mar/Apr 2004) / Conference Report

‘Questioning Religion’, British Society for Phenomenology, University of Greenwich, 11–13 July 2003

by / RP 122 (Nov/Dec 2003) / Conference Report



[Anti-]Globalica: Conceptual and Artistic Tensions in the New Global, Disorder, Wroclaw, Poland, 1 May 2003

by / RP 121 (Sep/Oct 2003) / Conference Report

‘Philosophy As…’ Philosophy Programme of the School of Advanced Studies, University of London, and the Centre for Theoretical Studies, University of Essex, Senate House, University of London, 28–30 November 2002

by / RP 118 (Mar/Apr 2003) / Conference Report

‘Siegfried Kracauer’, University of Birmingham, 13–14 September 2002

by / RP 116 (Nov/Dec 2002) / Conference Report