Lectures & Talks

June 13, 2024: Keynote “Projective Imagination: Vilém Flussers’s Concept of the Technical Image” at Colóquio/Colloquium Flusser – Teoria Literária – Midialidade, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), organized by Ana Karla Canarinos (UERJ), Fabio Roberto Lucas (PUC-SP), and Gabriel S. Philipson (PUC-SP).

June 7, 2024: Presentation “Sensitive Infrastructures: Aesthetic Investigations of the critical zone in the exhibition space” at the international conference “Socioecos. Climate change, sustainability and socio-ecological practices,” University of the Basque Country, Bilbao.

May 23, 2024: Presentation “Critical Zones and Thought Exhibitions” and  organization of the panel “Searching for a Place to Land in the New Climatic Regime: On the Local Extensions of the Exhibition ‘Critical Zones’ in Taiwan, India, and Sri Lanka,” with Ravi Agarwal, Martin Guinard, Mira Jo Hirtz, and Jahnavi Phalkey, at the international conference “Museum Why? Practice, Agency, and Knowledge in the Art Museum,” University of Copenhagen.

May 14, 2024: Organisation, together with Tanya Ravn Ag and Mick With Berland, of the research seminar “AI Art/Aesthetics: Critical Practices.” Speakers: Ariana Dongus, Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm, and Hana Yoo. Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen.

February 1, 2024: “Sounding the Non-human” – artist talk with Félicia Atkinson and crys cole during CTM festival at Radialsystem, Berlin. Talk on the occasion of the premiere (February 3, 2024) of “Through the thinking Iceberg”, an electro-acoustic piece by Félicia Atkinson, performed in cooperation with crys cole and Jules Reidy. Audio documentation available via Soundcloud.

October 13, 2023: Artist talk with Hana Yoo, Adam Harvey, Kim Albrecht, Danja Vasiliev, and Juan Pablo García Sossa at the exhibition opening for “Unblackboxing. Artistic investigations into digital realms of exploitation and control,” Einstein Center Digital Future, Berlin.

June 12–13, 2024: Organisation, with Gesche Joost and Frederik Tygstrup, of the third of three sessions of the joint-colloquium “Methodologies of practice-based knowledge production (in art and design)” at the University of Copenhagen (KU); with participants of Weizenbaum Institute Berlin, Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Berlin University of the Arts, and KU.

June 9, 2023: Presentation “Critical Zones & Thought Exhibitions: Curatorial experiments beyond the Anthropocene,” at Imagine Earth, international conference, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek (DK).

May 17, 2023: Presentation “Thought Exhibition: On Critical Zones, Cosmograms, and the impossible outside,” at ISEA 2023: Symbiosis – International Symposium on Electronic Art, École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs and Forum des images, Paris.

February 1–3, 2024: Organisation, with Gesche Joost, of the second of three sessions of the joint-colloquium “Methodologies of practice-based knowledge production (in art and design)” at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK); with participants of Weizenbaum Institute Berlin, Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts, Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, University of Copenhagen, and UdK.

December 7–9, 2022: Organisation, with Gesche Joost, (including research project presentation) of the first of three sessions of the joint-colloquium “Methodologies of practice-based knowledge production (in art and design)” at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm; with participants of Berlin University of the Arts, Weizenbaum Institute Berlin, Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts, and KTH.

November 25, 2022: Book presentations, together with Francesco Restuccia: Daniel Irrgang, Erweiterte Kognition (Berlin: Kadmos, 2022) & Francesco Restuccia, Il Contrattacco delle Immagini (Milano: Meltemi, 2021), at Vilém Flusser Archive, Berlin University of the Arts.

October 13, 2022: Reading of “Transhumanist Eschatologies,” essay contribution to Uncanny Entrepreneurship, ed. by Konstantin Daniel Haensch, Lara Nelke and Matthias Planitzer (Hamburg: Textem, 2022) – book launch at Trust, Berlin.

September 24, 2022: Presentation of a case film for “Responding to Crisis – Interventions for Sustainable Futures,” at Stiftung Kunst und Natur Nantesbuch.

June 29, 2022: Lecture “Der Rückschlag der Apparate auf das Bewusstsein: Vilém Flusser, Don Ihde und eine erweiterte Hermeneutik,” at Digitale Hermeneutik: Maschinen, Verfahren, Sinn, annual meeting of the Digital Culture research center, FernUni Hagen.

June 9/10, 2022: Organisation, with the Weizenbaum Institute’s Research Group 8 and event department, incl. panel moderation, of the “Weizenbaum Conference 2022: Practicing Sovereignty – Interventions for Open Digital Futures,” annual conference of Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, at Alte Münze, Berlin.

October 26, 2021: Lecture “Critical Zones Study Group – Preparing a Thought Exhibition with Bruno Latour,” Forum Lecture #9 at the University of Copenhagen’s Centre Art as Forum.

October 22/23, 2021: Organisation, with a team of colleagues by Berlin University of the Arts and the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), of “Responding to Crisis – Interventions for Sustainable Futures” – exhibition, workshops, lectures, and participatory performances at Berlin University of the Arts – Berlin Open Lab.

September 26, 2021: Lecture for the opening of the installation “Pink Cell Tower” by Julian Oliver at Skulpturenpark Berlin, organized by ZK/U – KUNSTrePUBLIK.

September 16, 2021: Lecture “Responding to Crisis. Interventions for Sustainable Futures,” at Stiftung Kunst und Natur Nantesbuch.

July 9, 2021: Lecture, with Siegfried Zielinski, on Vilém Flusser’s concept of Einbildungskraft/“new imagination” at the workshop “Die Kraft der Einbildung: Physiologie, Ästhetik, Medien,” DFG-Kolleg Imaginieren der Kraft, University of Hamburg.

June 16, 2021: Lecture, with Philipp von Becker, “–isms: Anthropocentrism, Transhumanism, Neoliberalism” at the University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics (HTW) Berlin.

April 7, 2021: “Critical Break: Meet the HfG Study Group,” talk with Olga Lukyanova and Lena Reitschuster. Critical Break was a weekly online talk format at ZKM Karlsruhe accompanying the exhibition “Critical Zones.”

March 9, 2021: Lecture and talk (with Nils Röller) on “Cronotopologies” at ‘KOKO in Dialogue: Text-Image Parergon,’ webinar series Zurich University of the Arts & Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University.

January 28, 2021: Lecture and talk “Critical Zones – zur kritischen Lage unserer Erde. Ein Forschungsseminar mit Bruno Latour” at Hybrid Talks #41: Natur, Hybrid Plattform (Technical University Berlin & Berlin University of the Arts).

December 17, 2020: Lecture and talk, with Philipp von Becker, “Ewiges Leben als Flucht vor dem Leben? Erlösungsphantasien des Transhumanismus” at Design Research Lab, Berlin University of the Arts.

September 25, 2020: Moderation of the opening keynote section of the Disruption Network Lab conference “Data Cities – Smart Technologies, Tracking & Human Rights” at Bethanien, Berlin.

June 30, 2020: Keynote “Reversing the vectors of meaning. The diagrammatic language of Vilém Flusser” and panel chair for the international conference “Vilém Flusser and his ‘languages’”, organized by the Vilém Flusser Archive, Berlin University of the Arts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference had to be shifted to an online format. All talks and artworks were recorded and made freely accessible via the conference website. The panels discussing those contributions took place on June 29 and 30, 2020; see the schedule for details.

December 7–11, 2019: Coordination of workshop and lecture series (including a presentation and panel talk together with Bettina Korintenberg) with participants of the research seminar “Critical Zones Study Group” in context of the Matera 2019 European Capital of Culture exhibition “Blind Sensorium – Il paradosso dell’Antropocene” by Armin Linke at Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola, Matera.

May 23–25, 2019: Panel presentation “Vilém Flussers Blackbox(es)” at the workshop “Über das Versiegeln und Öffnen von Black Boxes – Dispositive und Artefaktarrangements als Analyseinstrumente”, SFB 933: “Materielle Textkulturen” at Heidelberg University.

May 16, 2019: Presentation “Chronotopographie: Erkundungen medienarchäologischer Raum- und Zeitachsen” at the symposium “Abständiges – Gegenwartskunst in Wechselwirkung mit Philosophie”, Zurich University of the Arts/Kunstraum Kreuzlingen.

April 26–29, 2019: Presentation “Diverse Genealogies. Some methodological remarks” at the conference “Reset Modernity! Tehran perspective” (initiated by Bruno Latour, Martin Guinard-Terrin and Reza Haeri), Institute for the History of Science, University of Teheran and Pejman Foundation, with support of the French Embassy and German Embassy in Tehran.  [Participation supported by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) travel grant]

February 21–22, 2019: Panel presentation, with Bettina Korintenberg, “Critical Zones. A research seminar with Bruno Latour” at “Critical Zone. A trans- and interdisciplinary conference,University of Hamburg.

August 12, 2017: Panel presentation “Telepresence and the death of humanism: Intersubjectivity in Vilém Flusser’s late work” at the Modernist Studies Association conference 2017 “MSA Amsterdam: Modernism Today”, Amsterdam.

August 9, 2017: Round table presentation “Ancanonical Icons” at the Modernist Studies Association pre-conference 2017, Amsterdam.

May 11, 2017: Lecture on Vilém Flusser and his relation to the arts at Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg.

April 27, 2017: Panel discussion on Design Fiction, with Alex Coles, James Dyer, Verina Gfader, and Anke Hennig, at Berlin University of the Arts.

April 12, 2017: Panel discussion “Net Activism – Net Demagogy,” with Florian Cramer, Matteo Pasquinelli, Vesselin Popov, Peter Weibel, and Siegfried Zielinski, at ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe.

April 7, 2017: Presentation “The influence of information aesthetics and video art on Vilém Flusser,” at “Playing against the apparatus. Vilém Flusser’s philosophy of media and culture,” Charles University Prague, Faculty of Arts / Goethe-Institut, Prague.

February 16–18, 2017: Organisation, with Siegfried Zielinski and Ali Gharib, and panel moderation of “Potential Spaces – How can Art and Design be Studied and Researched in the 21st Century?,” conference at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design in collaboration with ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe.

October 7, 2016: Presentation, with Daniel Franke, “Virtual Reality Utopias” at Retune Festival 2016, GlogauAir, Berlin.

January 10, 2016: Panel discussion “Flusser und das utopische Versprechen des Internets,” with Siegfried Zielinski, Teresa Dillon, Kristoffer Gansing, Baruch Gottlieb, Florian Hadler, Ewa Majewska, and Julian Oliver, on the occasion of the closing of the exhibition Bodenlos – Vilém Flusser und die Künste at Academy of Arts, Berlin.

November 18, 2015: Podium discussion on Vilém Flusser and the Arts, with Alex Flemming, Baruch Gottlieb, Marcello Mercado, Achim Mohné, Johannes Odenthal, and Siegfried Zielinski, on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition “Without Firm Ground. Vilém Flusser and the Arts” at Academy of Arts, Berlin.

November 7, 2014: Conference presentation “The topological potential space of diagrams and user interfaces” at Interface Critique, Berlin University of the Arts.

October 25, 2014: Conference presentation, with Florian Hadler, “Nonlinearity, Multilinearity, Simultaneity. Notes on epistemological structures” (revised and extended version of the presentation at “Beyond the Text Form”, Puebla) at Interactive Narratives, New Media, and Social Engagement, University of Toronto. [Participation supported by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) travel grant]

September 26, 2014: Conference presentation, with Florian Hadler, “Nonlinearity, Multilinearity, Simultaneity. Notes on epistemological structures” at Beyond the Text Form: Digital Culture and New Epistemologies, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico. [Video conference presentation]

September 12, 2014: Lecture on Vilém Flusser’s notion of telematics at “Connecting Cities: Urban Reflections,” symposium at SUPERMARKT, Berlin.

June 15–21, 2014: Participation and presentation: Princeton-Weimar Summer School 2014 – Practices, Procedures, Recursions: The Reality of Media?, Princeton University. [Participation supported by UdK Berlin funding program for doctoral students]

January 28, 2014: Panel presentation on Vilém Flusser’s notion of telepresence at “Connecting Cities: Telepresent Gallery,” Public Art Lab, Berlin.

October 20, 2013: Conference presentation “Maps, Chronotopoi, and Diagrammatic Experiments” at West Bund 2013 – A Biennial of Architecture and Contemporary Art, Shanghai.

August 5–7, 2013: Lecture Series on theories of space and urban research, with Sandra Moskova, at Genius Loci Weimar 2013 – International Videomapping and Facade Projection Festival, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

December 8, 2012: Conference presentation “Diagrammatics as a Mode between Gedankenexperiment and Thinking Medium” at the 3rd International Conference – Visual Learning: Communication, Cognition, Curriculum, University of Technology and Economics, Budapest.

November 4, 2011: Conference presentation on the Variantology project at Techno-Ecologies – ART+COMMUNICATION 2011. XIII. International Festival for New Media Culture, Rixc – The Center for New Media Culture, Riga.

April 10–16, 2011: Lecture series on media theory, design theory, and communication theory, with AFKM, at the University of Education Ion Creanga in Chişinău, Republic of Moldova [Cultural exchange program funded by Goethe Institute Bucharest and the Robert Bosch Foundation]