summer school

Between Intellectual and Sensory Reason: Towards an Epistemology of Architecture

Following last year’s course «Philosophy and Architecture: Inequality in the City» which took place at the IUC in Dubrovnik and engaged its participants in topics related to the political and urban implications of social injustice in cities, this year’s summer school’s  focus was on the double bind of architecture as a material practice and as an agent of knowledge production. Philosophers, art historians, theoreticians of architecture, likewise architects joint together in Dubrovnik tackled emerging topics of relationship between architecture and epistemology, their mutual influences and impacts.

Participants:

Prof. Joerg Gleiter, Prof. Snjezana Prijic Samarzija, Prof. Petar Bojanic, Prof. Vladan Djokic, Prof. Zoran Lazovic, Prof. Ludger Schwarte, Prof. Carla Danani, Prof. Giusi Struimmello, Prof. Katharina Borsi, Dr. Sanja Bojanic, Dr. Luka Skansi, Dr. Mateja Kurir Borovčić Kasper Lægring, Roberto Bonturi, Fabiana Sforza, Jelena Radosavljević, Miloš Kostić, Madeleine Jessica Kennedy, Jovana Timotijević, Jovana Stojković, Hana Samaržija, Juan Almarza Anwandter, Stefana Dilova, Mirza Vranjakovic, Julian Franke, Sandra Meireis, Andrea Weigt, Theresa Rauch and Adria Daraban.

Partners and sponsors:

Technical University of Berlin, University of Belgrade, ERSTE Stiftung, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Croatia.

Host: Inter University Center, Dubrovnik

 

 

Summer school “Between Intellectual and Sensory Reason: Towards an Epistemology of Architecture”

Program
Co-directors:

Snjezana Prijic Samarzija, University of Rijeka

Jörg H. Gleiter, Technical University Berlin

Petar Bojanic, University of Belgrade / CAS SEE University of Rijeka

Vladan Djokic, University of Belgrade

Focal Theme:

Throughout the history of philosophy, architecture has been widely referred to as a metaphor for conscious action and logical construction. For Aristotle the work of the master builder served as a metaphor for his philosophy of action, while Nietzsche used the metaphor of a “shaking tower of concepts” to visualize and make more comprehensible the precarious state of metaphysics. Yet architecture means much more to philosophy and critical thought than what the explanatory use of architectural imagery evokes. It was Kant who went beyond metaphor by claiming “architectonics is the art of systems”. As such, architecture is not only a cultural practice based on knowledge but moreover a cultural practice that serves the production of philosophical knowledge.

This course focuses on the double bind of architecture as a material practice and an agent of knowledge production. We will discuss the importance of architecture in the formation of thought. It will draw attention to architecture as a cultural practice between intellectual reason and sensual reason. It was Nietzsche who already emphasized the close interrelation between philosophy and architecture and insisted on the philosopher’s need for appropriate spaces for thinking. He held that after the death of God “we need some recognition of what above all is lacking in our big cities: quiet and wide, expansive places for reflection. Places with long, high-ceilinged cloisters for bad or all too sunny weather”.

Participants:

Prof. Joerg Gleiter, Prof. Snjezana Prijic Samarzija, Prof. Petar Bojanic, Prof. Vladan Djokic, Prof. Zoran Lazovic, Prof. Ludger Schwarte, Prof. Carla Danani, Prof. Giusi Struimmello, Prof. Katharina Borsi, Dr. Sanja Bojanic, Dr. Luka Skansi, Dr. Mateja Kurir Borovčić Kasper Lægring, Roberto Bonturi, Fabiana Sforza, Jelena Radosavljević, Miloš Kostić, Madeleine Jessica Kennedy, Jovana Timotijević, Jovana Stojković, Hana Samaržija, Juan Almarza Anwandter, Stefana Dilova, Mirza Vranjakovic, Julian Franke, Sandra Meireis, Andrea Weigt, Theresa Rauch and Adria Daraban.

Seminars will start at 10.00 am in the morning with open end in the evening.

In order to leave enough time for the intellectual exchange presentations shall be limited to 20 minutes (students MA/BA) and 30 minutes all others.

The presentations will be followed by 30 minutes respectively 40 minutes of discussion.

An individually assigned moderator/commentator will help to guide through the discussions.

Timetable
Monday, 11th September 2017
10.00-11.00  | Welcome and registrations

Venue: IUC – Ul. don Frana Bulica 4, 20000, Dubrovnik

How to get there? 

11.00-12.00  | Welcome address of Directors of the Course

Presentation of all participants; setting the daily schedule

Time Title Lecturer
12.00

13.00

Opening session: Introduction to the course Prof. Joerg Gleiter
13.00

14.30

Lunch
14.30

15.30

Spaces of Reflection – where does philosophy take place? Prof. Ludger Schwarte

 

Comments: Prof. Snjezana Prijic Samarzija

15.30

16.30

Pages for thinking. From Corviale to “sensible wisdom” …. in a too short step. Prof. Carla Danani

 

Comments: Prof. Giusi Struimmello

16.30

17.00

Pause
17.00

18.00

Epistemic Implications of Neuroarchitecture Hana Samarzija

 

Comments: Prof. Carla Danani

Tuesday, 12th September 2017
Time Title Lecturer
10.00

11.00

The Acts of Project(ion) Prof. Petar Bojanic

 

Comments: Prof. Joerg Gleiter

11.00

12.00

A new rational aesthetic: notes on the culture of space Dr. Luka Skansi

 

Comments: Prof. Ludger Schwarte

12.00

13.00

Architecture, Space and Alienation: between Adorno and Lefebvre Dr. Mateja Kurir Borovcic

 

Comments: Dr. Luka Skansi

13.00

15.00

Lunch
15.00

16.00

Drawing the Knowledge of Urbanism Prof. Katharina Borsi

 

Comments: Prof. Joerg Gleiter

16.00

16.15

Pause
16.15

17.15

Knowledge Fields: Between Scientific and Design-Based Knowledge Prof. Vladan Djokic

 

Comments: Prof. Ludger Schwarte

17.15

18.15

Representations of the fragmentary in architecture Adria Daraban

 

Comments: Sandra Meireis

Wednesday, 13th September 2017
14.00

15.30

Reading Laboratory
Time Title Lecturer
15.30

16.30

Between Being and Becoming: towards a metaphysical reading of architectural signs Juan Almarza Anwandter

 

Comments: Prof. Joerg Gleiter

16.30

17.30

Nietzsche’s thoughts about Architecture Mirza Vranjakovic

 

Comments: Prof. Giusi Struimmello

17.30

18.00

Pause
18.00

19.00

Diagrams in Architecture: Agents of knowledge production? Julian Franke

 

Comments: Prof. Joerg Gleiter

Thursday, 14th September 2017
Time Title Lecturer
10.00

10.45

Mythologisations of Contemporary Belgradian Architecture Prof. Zoran Lazovic

 

Comments: Milos Kostic

10.45

11.30

Self-Managing Socialism and Urban Planning – The Case Study of General Plan of Belgrade 1972 Jelena Radosavljevic

 

Comments: Prof. Vladan Djokic

11.30

12.00

Pause
12.00

13.00

Exhibitions as Philosophy? Madeleine Kennedy

 

Comments: Hana Samarzija

13.00

14.30

Lunch
14.30

15.30

Exploring Ideas in your Senses. The capacity of imagination after Immanuel Kant explored in Oswald M. Ungers “City Metaphors” Andrea Weigt

 

Comments: Prof. Carla Danani

15.30

16.00

Pause
16.00

17.00

Semiotics of Architectural: Detail between Rationalization and Representation of Architecture Milos Kostic

 

Comments: Prof. Giusi Struimmello

17.00

18.00

The Perception of Space on the Base of Atmospheres Theresa Rauch

 

Comments: Prof. Joerg Gleiter

Friday, 15th September 2017
Time Title Lecturer
10.00

11.00

Nelson Goodman, Exemplification and Critiques of Modernist Architecture Kasper Laegring

 

Comments: Sandra Meireis

11.00

12.00

“Abandoning Home” – aporia of displacement Jovana Timotijevic

 

Comments: Prof. Joerg Gleiter

12.00

12.30

Pause
12.30

13.30

The Presence in Public Space Stefana Dilova

 

Comments: Madeleine Kennedy

13.30

14.00

Closing remarks, distribution of certificates

 

What is Left in Diversity and what is Diverse in Left?

The panel discussion: “What is Left in Diversity and what is Diverse in Left?” was the last event of the CAS SEE “Rethinking Politics of Diversity” Rijeka summer school and was held at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (University of Rijeka) on Friday, September 16th, 2016.

The discussion was led by Felix Henkel (FES Regional Office, Sarajevo), Athena Athanasiou (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens) , Adriana Zaharijevic (IFDT), Vuk Prica (Chair of the Youth Council, SDP, Primorje – Gorski Kotar County), Vedran Dzihic (CAS SEE) and moderated by Sanja Bojanic (CAS SEE).

“Crossing Roads: Civil Society and the Academia” round table

The “Crossing Roads: Civil Society and Academia” round table took place at the Rijeka City Hall on September 14th, 2016, as a part of the CAS SEE “Rethinking Politics of Diversity” summer school program, organised in cooperation with the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – Zagreb, University Paris 8, Vincennes-St Denis and Center for Women’s Studies, University of Rijeka.

Hosted by Vojko Obersnel, M.Sc., Mayor, City of Rijeka, the round table participants examined the complex relationship between the academia and the civil society, providing their unique visions and sketching out possibilities of advanced cooperation on the basis of their experiences of being members of these intertwined communities.

Participants:

Doris Kramaric / PaRiter, Rijeka

Lorena Zec / SOS Rijeka – centre for nonviolence and human rights

Vedran Obucina / Institute for European and Globalisation Studies

Nebojša Zelic / Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka

Bojana Culum / Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka  

Moderator: Danko Zitinic / University of Rijeka

SUMMER SCHOOL OPENING

The Rethinking Politics of Diversity CAS SEE summer school started today with opening session led by Julija Sardelic, Gazela Pudar Drasko, Sanja Bojanic, Brigita Milos and Adriana Zaharijevic. Lectures by Julija Sardelić and Caroline Schultz followed in the morning and the afternoon sessions and the day will end with an opening of the “Out of Sight: Poverty, Rurality, Gender” photo exhibition starting at 5 pm, at the main hall of the Faculty building.

The summer school is taking place at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University Campus (4th floor, room 401) and will last until Friday, September 16th, 2016.

Get the full summer school scheduale by visiting the program page.

Opening words

 

Round Table “Crossing Roads: Civil Society and the Academia”

As a part of the CAS SEE Summer School program, the Round table Crossing Roads: Civil Society and the Academia will take place on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, starting at 5.30 pm at the City Hall (Korzo 16) in Rijeka.

The question of representing the reality of society is fundamental and is now threatened by the triumph of simplified visions of society, visions of the other who does not correspond to reality. We couldn’t make democracy if we stayed in terrible ignorance of each other. Participating in this very same reality also demands a willingness to recognize that the democracy is intermittent and thoughtless, that it needs knowledge. Academia and civil society meet on crossroads of action and thinking. Both realms of common reality should think and study their actions and act in their research and studies.

Hosted by the Mayor of Rijeka, M Vojko Obersnel

Participants:

Lorena Zec / SOS Rijeka – centre for nonviolence and human rights

Doris Kramarić / PaRiter, Rijeka

Vedran Obućina / Institute for European and Globalisation Studies

Bojana Ćulum / Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka – TBC

Nebojša Zelić / Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka

Moderator: Danko Žitinić / University of Rijeka

PHOTO EXHIBITION OPENING: “Out of Sight: Poverty, Rurality, Gender”

The photo exhibition opening will be held on Monday, September 12, 2016, starting at 5:00 pm at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Main hall) on the University Campus, Sveučilišna avenija 4, Rijeka. The “Out of Sight: Poverty, Rurality, Gender” exhibition is a part of a Summer School “Rethinking Politics of Diversity” program and will be open in its whole duration, September 12th – September 16th, 2016.

The exhibition “Out of Sight: Poverty, Rurality, Gender” deals with gender and social disparities in rural areas and focuses on specific areas of social politics. It is a result of a research project in rural areas of south Serbia and Kosovo. The intersection of exclusion, poverty and gender means that the slightest social tremor plunges those living in poverty and isolation into isolation and neglect. We innovated the way in which we communicate research results by including representatives of the group itself into the creative part of work and allowing them to demonstrate their capacity of perceiving inequalities, barriers and obstacles they meet in everyday life. They achieve this through making photos. Using a camera, girls, young women and women from rural areas complemented our results and ethnographic materials made by our researchers, by giving a human face to poverty and social exclusion.

CAS SEE Summer school Programme

RETHINKING POLITICS OF DIVERSITY

RIJEKA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, FACULTY FOR THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, Sveučilišna avenija 2, IV Floor; Room 401, Rijeka
September 12th – September 16th 2016

Organized by:

Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe, University of Rijeka

In cooperation with:

Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – Zagreb

University Paris 8, Vincennes-St Denis

Center for Women’s Studies, University of Rijeka

This summer school should provide space for recasting frameworks of “diversity politics” and “diversity discourses” in Europe. In light of recent events, we would like to challenge the crisis of multiculturalism and core European values of solidarity and human rights. The “failure of multiculturalism” narrative has become all too present in Europe, shifting the rhetoric to cultural anxieties and articulating immigration as a national threat. This discourse has also affected “internal immigration”, making certain groups throughout Europe less visible and more vulnerable: Roma, refugees and internally displaced persons, certain LGBTQ communities. Moreover, ethnicity, nationality, religion and race are being forcefully reshuffled, inviting contemporary forces of nationalism and securitization. Hereby, we are particularly interested to the effects of the ways how European countries ‘manage’ diversity through its policies and practices: from ethnic and racial to socio-economic diversity, but also particularly to citizenship and migration status diversity. It is of crucial interest to map and evidence differences among significantly varying Western European practices (France, UK, Germany etc.), Central European practices (former communist countries with strong opposition to multiculturalism) and South-Eastern European practices in countries where migration is observed as passing-by phenomenon.

The lectures and seminars of this summer school particularly investigate how these three identified regions policies connected to governmentality of diversity are changing after the recent and actual conflicts and migration flows. The summer school will particularly focus on policies and practices that affect marginalized and vulnerable groups in these regions.

The summer school’s main goal is to highlight the agency of these marginalized groups in order to understand, how they themselves respond to the reconfigurations of diversity politics and practices.

TIMETABLE
Monday, Sept 12, 2016

Time

Activity Lecturers

Abstract and/or suggested readings

10.30

11.30

Arrival and Registration
11.30

12.00

Opening session:

 

Introduction

Julija Sardelic, Gazela Pudar Drasko, Sanja Bojanic, Brigita Milos, Adriana Zaharijevic
12.00

12.30

Coffee break
12.30

14.00

Lecture and Debate:

 

Refugee Crises, the Question of Multiculturalism and Position of Marginalized Minorities

Julija Sardelic

 

School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool

–         Biljana Đorđević (2015) Whose Rights, Whose Return? The Boundary Problem and Unequal Restoration of Citizenship in the Post-Yugoslav Space, Ethnopolitics, 14:2, 121-139, DOI: 10.1080/17449057.2014.991150

–         Giuseppe Forino (2016) From Gevgelija to Budapest: The bare life in transit camps of the Balkans and Eastern Europe, Transnational Social Review, 6:1-2, 180-186, DOI: 10.1080/21931674.2016.1186420

–         Viktor Koska (2015) Refugee Integration and Citizenship Policies: The Case Study of Croatian Serbs in Vojvodina, Ethnopolitics, 14:2, 180-196, DOI: 10.1080/17449057.2014.991155

–         Gëzim Krasniqi (2015) Equal Citizens, Uneven Communities: Differentiated and Hierarchical Citizenship in Kosovo, Ethnopolitics, 14:2, 197-217, DOI: 10.1080/17449057.2014.991152

–         Julija Sardelić (2015) Romani Minorities and Uneven Citizenship Access in the Post-Yugoslav Space, Ethnopolitics, 14:2, 159-179, DOI: 10.1080/17449057.2014.991154

14.00

15.30

Lunch Break
15.30

16.30

Presentation of the project and Debate:

 

Global Migration Governance: Will 2016 be the decisive year?

 

Caroline Schultz

 

Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration, Berlin

Migration management remains one of the last bastions of national sovereignty. As a result, most countries traditionally tend to be more cautious when setting international standards related to migration. Global migration governance therefore resembles a fragmented tapestry. Since the turn of the millennium, however, there has been considerable movement in the international fabric of norms and rules on migration: migration plays a role in many areas of the UN system, outside of the UN as well, migration issues are increasingly discussed on the international stage. Germany is also more and more involved in global migration policy, and not just since the sharp rise in refugee arrivals over the last two years. For example, in 2017/2018 Germany, together with Morocco, will chair the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The presentation will provide a critical overview of global migration governance, taking into account the most recent developments leading up to the September 19th UN high-level meeting to address large movements of refugees and migrants and sketch out what lays ahead in this field.
16.30

17.00

Concluding remarks for the day
17.00

17.30

Photo exhibition opening (Faculty for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Main Hall):

 

Out of Sight: Poverty, Rurality, Gender

Jelena Ćeriman, CELAP

Miloš Kosovac, CELAP

Kristina Smoljanović, CAS SEE

The exhibition “Out of Sight: Poverty, Rurality, Gender” deals with gender and social disparities in rural areas and focuses on specific areas of social politics. The intersection of exclusion, poverty and gender means that the slightest social tremor plunges those living in poverty and isolation into isolation and neglect. We innovated the way in which we communicate research results by including representatives of the group itself into the creative part of work and allowing them to demonstrate their capacity of perceiving inequalities, barriers and obstacles they meet in everyday life. They achieve this through making photos. Using a camera, girls, young women and women from rural areas complemented our results and ethnographic materials made by our researchers, by giving a human face to poverty and social exclusion.
 Tuesday, Sept 13, 2016
Time Activity Lecturers

Text

10.00

11.30

Lecture and Debate:

 

Modern citizenship struggles and the (impossible) choice between cultural recognition and socioeconomic justice in Southeastern Europe

Gezim Krasniqi

 

School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London

–      Andreas Wimmer, Nationalist Exclusion Ethnic Conflict: Shadows of Modernity (Cambridge University Press), 2002.

–      Rogers Brubaker, Grounds for Difference. Harvard University Press, 2015. Chapter 1.

–      Nancy Fraser, From Redistribution To Recognition? Dilemmas Of Justice In A ‘Post-Socialist’ Age, New Left Review, I/212, July-August 1995

–      https://newleftreview.org/II/3/nancy-fraser-rethinking-recognition

–      Nina Bandelj and Mathew C Bahutga, How Socio-Economic Change Shapes Income Inequality in Post-Socialist Europe, Social Factors (2010), 88:5

11.30

12.00

Coffee break
12.00

13.30

Lecture and Debate:

 

Multilingualism in European Literature and Cultural Diversity

Jörg Schulte

 

Institute of Slavonic Studies, University of Cologne

–         Mehrsprachigkeit in Zentraleuropa: Zur Geschichte einer literarischen und kulturellen Chance. Hrsg. v. András F. Balogh. Wien 2012.

–         Nabokov, Vladimir/Boyd, Brian: Verses and Versions: Three Centuries of Russian Poetry. Orlando 2008.

–         Niger, Samuel: Bilingualism in the History of Jewish Literature. Lanham 1990.

–         Radaelli, Giulia: Literarische Mehrsprachigkeit: Sprachwechsel bei Elias Canetti und Ingeborg Bachmann. Berlin 2011.

–         Weissbort, Daniel: Translation: Theory and Practice. A Historical Reader. Oxford 2006.

13.30

15.00

Lunch Break
15.00

16.30

Presentation of the Project and Debate:

 

Accepting the Difference: Feminist Theory in the class and Feminist Press in Serbia in the 1990s and 2000s

Biljana Dojcinovic and Ana Kolaric

 

Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade

–     Biljana Dojčinović  (2006). “De-centerd Pluralism of Methods: Feminist Literary Criticism in Serbia” u GendeRingS, Gendered Readings in Serbian Women’s Writing, Indok centar 2006. (pdf knjige u prilogu, prvi tekst u knjizi)

–     Dojčinović B., Koch, M. (2011) “In Search of Women Authors”, an Interview with Suzan van Dijk, http://www.knjizenstvo.rs/magazine.php?text=25.

–     Afterword: We Other Periodicalists, or, Why Periodical Studies?, Manushag N. Powell, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Volume 30, Number 2, Fall 2011, pp. 441-450

–     Ana Kolarić “Rane kritike Rebeke Vest” http://www.knjizenstvo.rs/magazine.php?text=132

16.30

17.00

Concluding remarks for the day
 Wednesday, Sept 14, 2016
Time Activity Lecturers

Text

10.00

11.30

Lecture and Debate:

 

Europe and its Others: The Figure of the Migrant in the Construction of the European Union

Céline Cantat

 

Central European University, Budapest

–      Balibar, Etienne, 2003, We, the People of Europe? Reflections on Transnational Citizenship (Princeton University Press)

–      Delanty, Gerard, 1995, Inventing Europe: Idea, Identity, Reality  (Macmillan).

–      Fekete, Liz, 2001, “The Emergence of Xeno-Racism,” Race & Class, Vol. 43, no. 2.

11.30

12.00

Coffee break
12.00

13.30

Lecture and Debate:

 

The Road Not Taken. Neoliberalism, Xenophobia, and Terrorism

Eric Fassin

 

University Paris 8, Vincennes-St Denis

–       Eric Fassin, “National Identities and Transnational intimacies: sexual democracy and the politics of immigration in Europe”, Public Culture, 22:3, Duke University Press. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/historypresent.1.2.0265?origin=JSTOR-pdf&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

–       Roms, une politique de la race https://vimeo.com/131783052

–       Eric Fassin, “Criticism to Critique”, History of the Present, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Fall 2011), pp. 265-274.

13.30

15.00

Lunch
17.30

19.00

Round Table, City Hall, Rijeka

 

Hosted by the Mayor of Rijeka, M Vojko Obersnel

Crossing Roads: Civil Society and Academia

 (Speaking in Croatian)

The question of representing the reality of society is fundamental and is now threatened by the triumph of simplified visions of society, visions of the other who does not correspond to reality. We couldn’t make democracy if we stayed in terrible ignorance of each other. Participating in this very same reality also demands a willingness to recognize that the democracy is intermittent and thoughtless, that it needs knowledge. Academia and civil society meet on crossroads of action and thinking. Both realms of common reality should think and study their actions and act in their research and studies.

Doris Kramaric / PaRiter, Rijeka

Lorena Zec / SOS Rijeka – centre for nonviolence and human rights

Vedran Obucina / Institute for European and Globalisation Studies

Nebojša Zelic / Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka

Bojana Culum / Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka  (TBC)

Moderator: Danko Zitinic / University of Rijeka

19.00

20.30

Reception at the Cukarikafe Bar (Trg Jurja Klovica 4, 51000, Rijeka)
 Thursday, Sept 15, 2016

Time

Activity Lecturers

Text

10.00

11.00

Presentation of the project:

 

When the Rooftops Became red Again: Post War Community Dynamics in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Marika Djolai

 

CAS SEE Fellow, University of Rijeka, Institute for Development Studies, Brighton

–      George Hillery (1982), Research odyssey: developing and testing a community theory. New Brunswick. Transaction Books.

–      Roger Brubaker (2014), Ethnicity without groups. Cambridge, Mass; London: Harvard University Press.

11.00

11.30

Coffee break
11.30

12.30

Presentation of the project:

Topic area: Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech in Today’s Diversified Europe: Was that Supposed to Be Funny?

Stand-Up Satire and ‘Political Correctness’

Edward Djordjevic and Jelena Ceriman

 

Center for Ethics, Law and Applied Philosophy, Belgrade

–         Fairclough, Norman. ‘Political Correctness’: Politics of Culture and Language. Discourse and Society 14(1):17-28, 2003.

–         Raul, Perez. Learning to make racism funny in the ‘color-blind’ era: Stand-up comedy students, performance strategies, and the (re)production of racist jokes in public. Discourse and Society 24: 478-503, 2013.

–         Borns, Betsy. Comic Lives: Inside the World of Stand-Up Comedy. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987.

–         Butler, Judith. Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative. New York: Routledge, 1997.

12.30

13.30

Presentation of the campaign and debate:

NO hate speech movement: lessons to be learnt

Gazela Pudar Drasko

 

Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade

 

Member of the National Committee for Implementing Campaign for Combating Hate Speech Online of Republic Serbia

–         BOOKMARKS: a manual for combating hate speech online through human rights education
13.30

15.00

Lunch Break
15.00

16.30

Lecture and Debate:

 

Rethinking Inequality: Affect, knowledge, and politics of difference

 

Marjo Kolehmainen

 

Visiting fellow, GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, Linköping university, Sweden,

Postdoc, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Tampere, Finland

–      Ahmed, Sara (2004): Affective Economics. Social Text 79, 22(2), pp. 117-139

–      Hemmings, Clare (2012): Affective solidarity: Feminist reflexivity and political transformation. Feminist Theory 13(2), pp. 147-161

16.30

17.00

Concluding remarks of the day:

 

All lives matter: whose life is livable?

 

Is it enough to speak up? About affective inequalities and other misunderstandings

 

 

Adriana Zaharijevic

 

 

Sanja Bojanic, Brigita Milos

IFDT, University of Belgrade, CAS SEE, Center for Women’s Studies

University of Rijeka

 Friday, Sept 15, 2016

Time

Activity Lecturers

Text

10.00

11.30

Lecture and Debate:

 

The “icy waters” of Europe and agonistic politics

Athena Athanasiou

 

Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens

–         Judith Butler, Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015.

–         Chantal Mouffe, Agonistics: Thinking the World Politically. London: Verso 2013.

11.30

12.00

Coffee break
12.00

13.30

Lecture and Debate:

 

Nomadism and belonging in feminist postcolonial art

Elena Tzelepis, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London

–         Braidotti, Rosi, 2011, Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory, New York: Columba UP, Second Edition.

–         Butler Judith and Athena Athanasiou, 2013, Dispossession: The Performative in the Political, Cambridge: Polity Press.

13.30

15.00

Lunch Break
15.00

17.00

Panel Discussion:

 

What is Left in Diversity and what is Diverse in Left?

Opening remarks: Max Brändle (FES Zagreb)

 

Felix Henkel (FES Regional Office, Sarajevo), Athena Athanasiou (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens), Adriana Zaharijevic (IFDT), Vuk Prica, (Chair of the Youth Council, Primorje – Gorski Kotar County), Nebojsa Zelic (Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka), Vedran Dzihic (CAS SEE), Sanja Bojanic (CAS SEE)

CAS SEE University of Rijeka will prepare official CAS SEE certificates with detailed overview of the summer school program and students’ requirements (sufficient for 3 ECTS). The recognition of the ECTS depends solely on the institutions students are coming from. Summer School Program committee will sign the certificates at the end of the course.

Programme Board of the summer school:

Sanja Bojanic, CAS SEE/CWS, University of Rijeka

Eric Fassin, University Paris 8

Brigita Miloš, Center for Women Studies (CWS), University of Rijeka

Adriana Zaharijevic, IFDT, University of Belgrade

Violetta Zentai, CEU, Budapest

Petar Bojanic, CAS SEE, University of Rijeka / IFDT, University of Belgrade

Organization Board:

Gazela Pudar Drasko, IFDT, University of Belgrade (gazela.pudar@instifdt.bg.ac.rs)

Andrea Mešanovic, University of Rijeka (andrea.mesanovic@gmail.com)

Kristina Smoljanovic, University of Rijeka (ksmoljanovic@gmail.com)

Call for Application: Rijeka Summer School – RETHINKING DIVERSITY POLITICS IN EUROPE

12-18 September, 2016, Rijeka (Croatia)

organized by CAS SEE, UNIRI in cooperation with Center for Women’s Studies, University of Rijeka,  Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, University Paris 8, Vincennes-St Denis

This summer school should provide space for recasting frameworks of “diversity politics” and “diversity discourses” in Europe. In light of recent events, we would like to challenge the crisis of multiculturalism and core European values of solidarity and human rights. The “failure of multiculturalism” narrative has become all too present in Europe, shifting the rhetoric to cultural anxieties and articulating immigration as a national threat. This discourse has also affected “internal immigration”, making certain groups throughout Europe less visible and more vulnerable: Roma, refugees and internally displaced persons, certain LGBTQ communities. Moreover, ethnicity, nationality, religion and race are being forcefully reshuffled, inviting contemporary forces of nationalism and securitization. Hereby, we are particularly interested to the effects of the ways how European countries ‘manage’ diversity through its policies and practices: from ethnic and racial to socio-economic diversity, but also particularly to citizenship and migration status diversity. It is of crucial interest to map and evidence differences among significantly varying Western European practices (France, UK, Germany etc.), Central European practices (former communist countries with strong opposition to multiculturalism) and South-Eastern European practices in countries where migration is observed as passing-by phenomenon.

The lectures and seminars of this summer school particularly investigate how these three identified regions policies connected to governmentality of diversity are changing after the recent and actual conflicts and migration flows. The summer school will particularly focus on policies and practices that affect marginalized and vulnerable groups in these regions.

The summer school main goal is to highlight the agency of these marginalized groups in order to understand, how they themselves respond to reconfigurations of diversity politics and practices.

THEMES:

  • Post-socialist transition and governmentality of diversity
  • Transforming racial thinking from a biological issue into “social questions”
  • Gender instrumentalisation in the refugee crisis
  • Universalism vs. Differentialism: Leading to the same politics?
  • EU integration processes and (re)construction of vulnerable groups, with a special focus on Roma
  • Refugee crisis and the Western Balkan Route: The shifting signifier of the marginalized
  • Is the subaltern silent?: the agency of marginalized groups
  • Art and politics of difference
  • Freedom of expression and hate speech in today’s diversified Europe
  • Troubled memory and feminist politics

KEYNOTE PARTICIPANTS:

  • Athena Athanasiou, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens
  • Ethel Brooks, Rutgers University TBC
  • Eric Fassin, University Paris 8, Vincennes-St Denis
  • Julija Sardelic, School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool
  • Jörg Schulte, Institute of Slavonic Studies, University of Cologne
  • Elena Tzelepis, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London
  • Violetta Zentai, Central European University, Budapest

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicants should be postdoc and post/graduate students (MA or PhD students) and/or younger researchers interested in exploring the issues of migration, Roma and minority studies, gender, cultural studies, political sciences and related areas. However, outstanding BA students are also considered and have the chance to enroll. We also welcome the applications from the civil society activists bringing particular insights to the school’s content.
  • Applicants from all countries are eligible to apply, but we particularly welcome those coming from SEE.

APPLICATION

  • All applicants should send their CV and one-page motivation letter to cas@cas.uniri.hr before 1st August 2016.
  • Paper abstract is optional. If you wish to deliver a presentation, post your abstract in 500 words max. for a presentation not exceeding 15 mins.
  • Maximum number of participants: 50
  • Maximum number of students delivering presentation: 20 (maximum 4 presentations per afternoon session).
  • Participation fee is 100 EUR but it doesn’t cover accommodation expenses.

Participants will receive a certificate of participation describing the activities in which they have participated during the summer school.

INFORMATION

Organizers will facilitate arranging accommodation in the student dormitory of the University of Rijeka for those who want to stay there and we kindly ask participants to emphasize if they opt for this option in their application.

Alternatively, it is possible to book rooms in one of Rijeka’s hostels:

http://www.visitrijeka.eu/Where_To_Stay/Hostels_and_Hostelry

or hotels:

http://www.visitrijeka.eu/Where_To_Stay/Hotels

or private accommodation:

http://www.visitrijeka.eu/Where_To_Stay/Private_Accommodation

It is possible to find useful information about the town at: http://www.visitrijeka.eu/

If any further details are needed, please contact cas@cas.uniri.hr

On CAS SEE Summer School Series

The general aim of the CAS SEE Summer School Series is to gather young post-graduate students, scholars and teaching staff from Europe, focusing on South East European countries, and promote a shared platform for research and trans-disciplinary theoretical reflection on the complex societal issues as migration, culture, politics, gender and consequently of exchanging and questioning existing discourses in the social research. Our idea is to provide students, scholars and teachers with the opportunity to question and democratize these areas by direct participation on equal grounds, and thus to introduce new models of rethinking context-specific phenomena related to posed themes and, vice versa, to enrich theoretical paradigms with context specific phenomena and research.

Program Board of the summer school:

Sanja Bojanic, CAS SEE/CWS, Rijeka; Eric Fassin, University Paris 8; Brigita Miloš, Center for Women Studies, University of Rijeka; Adriana Zaharijevic, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade; Violetta Zentai, Central European University, Budapest; Petar Bojanic, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade

Organization Board:

Gazela Pudar Drasko, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade; Andrea Mešanović, University of Rijeka; Kristina Smiljanovic, University of Rijeka

Summer School Equality and Citizenship II – 2015

The Center for Advanced Studies of South East Europe, the University of Rijeka and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Rijeka, are organizing a summer school on equality and citizenship on June 29th – July 3rd, 2015, in Rijeka (Croatia).

The summer school does not reproduce, in a diluted form, the familiar teaching format of a university course. Instead, it is organized around “Author-Meets-Critics” symposia dedicated to some distinguished authors’ publications and work-in-progress. All of the leading participants will give a paper on a topic on which they are working at the moment, and will reply to the papers given by scholars who participate in the symposia dedicated to them, as well as participate in the workshops dedicated to their works and be available for informal discussion. The leading participants are:

Richard Bellamy (University College London, European University Institute)

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/spp/people/richard-bellamy , http://www.eui.eu/ProgrammesAndFellowships/MaxWeberProgramme/People/RichardBellamywebpage.aspx

Paula Casal (ICREA / Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) http://www.icrea.cat/Web/ScientificStaff/Paula-Casal-Ribas-451

Michael Otsuka (London School of Economics and Political Science) http://personal.lse.ac.uk/OTSUKAM/

Jonathan Wolff (University College London) http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cpjh/people/JoW

Their papers will be discussed, among others, by Elvio Baccarini (University of Rijeka), Enes Kulenovic (University of Zagreb), Jose Marti (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), Ana Matan (University of Zagreb), Neven Petrovic (University of Rijeka), Snjezana Prijic-Samarzija (University of Rijeka), Andrew Williams (ICREA / Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) and Nebojsa Zelic (University of Rijeka). Participants of the previous edition of the summer school will be invited to propose papers dedicated to the leading participants. The intention is to render this practice traditional for the summer school.

The summer school is primarily directed to post-doc and doctoral participants. Post-doc and doctoral participants can contribute to the discussion by commenting and asking questions, as well as with 5-10 minute discussions in the workshops. Post-doc and doctoral participants will receive a certificate of participation that describes the activities in which they have participated at the summer school.

The detailed program of the summer school will be available on April 15th.

Information

In order to apply candidates have to send their CVs on e-mail: politicalphilosophy@cas.uniri.hr

Organizers will reply within a week and inform the candidates whether they have been accepted as participants for Summer School “Equality and Citizenship”. Accepted candidates must pay 150 € / 1155 HRK participation fee until June 20th, 2015 on the following account:

Account Holder: Filozofski fakultet u Rijeci, Sveučilišna avenija 4, 51000 Rijeka, Hrvatska / Croatia

Name of the Bank: Zagrebačka banka d.d. Zagreb, Paromlinska 2, 10000 Zagreb, Hrvatska / Croatia

SWIFT/BIC: ZABAHR2X

IBAN: HR9123600001101536455

Za ljetnu školu političke filozofije / for the summer school of political philosophy

Poziv na broj / reference number: 0800010014

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