New academic year 2019/2020
Lecture by Bernard Stiegler and a roundtable
October 1st, 2019 at 12.00 pm
It is our pleasure to invite you to the celebration of the beginning of the new academic year 2019/2020, which will be marked on October 1st, 2019 at 12.00 pm with an Open Doors Day at the Moise Palace (City of Cres), and numerous interesting activities.
Firstly, the inauguration of the 10th generation of Fellows of University of Rijeka, Center for Advanced Studies – Southeast Europe and the presentation of their research projects to the citizens of Cres, the academic community and the interested public, will be accompanied in dialogue with the representatives of the University of Rijeka and the City of Cres concerning the vision of the development of the future University Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, which will be hosted in the newly renovated renaissance palace.
Rector of University of Rijeka, Prof. Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, State Secretary Krešimir Partl, the mayor of City of Cres, Kristijan Jurjako, and the Director of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Zagreb, Türkan Karakurt, will deliver an address to the gathered audience, which will be followed by the lecture by the French philosopher, Prof. Bernard Stiegler, on the subject of the development of the activities of the future Center in a discourse with the community. The lecture will begin at 12:00 pm.
The tour of the Palace with an expert guidance by Danijel Ciković, Ph.D. (Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka) will take place at 4.30 pm while the roundtable on the development of the future Center for Humanities and Social Sciences begins at 5.00 pm. The roundtable will be moderated by Ass. Prof. Sanja Bojanić, Director of the Center for Advanced Studies – Southeast Europe, and the guests of the roundtable will be: Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, Rector of the University of Rijeka, Kristijan Jurjako, mayor of the City of Cres, Đanino Sučić, vice-president of the council of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Aleksandra Deluka-Tibljaš, Lifelong learning program Director, UNIRI, and Dorian Celcer, Partnership and Communications coordinator, Rijeka 2020.
By developing this unique cultural monument through interdisciplinary educational and research activities of a regional scientific center, University of Rijeka and City of Cres together strive to contribute to the progress of understanding and solving the challenges of the contemporary social, academic, cultural and touristic realities.
Bernard Stiegler is a French philosopher, the head of Institut de recherche et d’innovation. He was also the program director at Collège international de philosophie, professor at Université de Compiègne, deputy director of Institut National de l’Audiovisuel, director of IRCAM and director of Department of Cultural Development at Centre Pompidou. He is also the director of Ars Industrialis, an association founded in 2006. He is an author of numerous books and articles focusing on the research into philosophy of technology and the possibility of the political and social response to Anthropocene.
In his Analysis of Guterres’ Speeches, Bernard Stiegler writes that “(f)aced with systemic risks, we need to invent systemic replies”. This is “possible only as a protection, cultivation and participation of knowledge”. The “systemic risks” he refers to are the multiple and complex ecological, economical and political crises spreading through the globe, and accelerating, as a result of a flawed international institutional design which allowed for the conditions conducive to such compound threats and injustices to flourish. How do we change the system? What are the structural, functional and fundamental redesigns necessary for the cosmopolitical community to emerge and for the cooperative heterogeneity to thrive? For one, as we now know, the true progress cannot rely exclusively on technological advancement. While developing and diversifying the emancipatory technological solutions constitutes the necessary aspect of our transition into the post-anthropocene world, the nurture of such knowledge is impossible if it is undertaken without deep inquiries into the social, political, economic and epistemic projects which can give rise to what Dan Ross refers to as “the right kind of crazy for the future”. As Stiegler writes: “A new type on innovation is needed”. This Palace is dedicated to the search for this new type of innovation, this right kind of crazy, these “multiplicities of design” (Geert Lovink) – to the discoveries of the diverse and the intricate systemic elements of our truly liberatory future.
Lecture by Prof. Bernard Stiegler will take place at the Moise Palace on October 1st, 2019, starting at 12.00 pm.