« Une autre politique du monde ne reposant plus nécessairement sur la différence ou l’altérité, mais sur une certaine idée du semblable et de l’en-commun, est-elle possible ? »
– Achille Mbembe, Politiques de l’inimitié
The Minor Universality project aims to contribute to the debate on universality after Western universalism. Starting from the essential role narration plays in collective imaginaries, it seeks to understand how a new consciousness of universality is under way of being produced in contemporary social practices and cultural expressions such as oral transmissions and narrations of the self, literatures and archives, films and festivals, curatorial spaces and museums. Building on the importance of such concepts as concreteness, reparation, relation and translation, it wants to re-expand the material and medial turns to processes of experience, reflection and agency.
Book launch and panel discussion: Politics of Memory
16 June 2023, 18:00-20:00, Spreeufer 6, Berlin
On the occasion of the recently published edited volume on Reparation, Restitution, and the Politics of Memory, we cordially invite you to a panel discussion with a reading by hn. lyonga. After the event, the premises of Barazani.Berlin will be open for further exchange over snacks and drinks.
Guest lecture of Prof. Dr. Souleymane Bachir Diagne l Conférence invitée avec Prof. Dr. Souleymane Bachir Diagne
After the presentation by Prof. Olivier Remaud, Prof. Omri Boehm, Prof. Soumaya Mestiri and Dr. Julia Christ in the context of the lecture series "Universalism - History, Theory, Knowledge", Prof. Dr. Souleymane Bachir Diagne (Columbia University, New York) will give a paper on the topic "L'Universel et le postcolonial" on 10 February 2023 from 17:15 to 18:45. The conference will take place at Saarland University and online via MS Teams.
Program in Experimental Critical Theory at UCLA (Prof Markus Messling)
On Monday, 30 January 2023, Prof Markus Messling is giving a talk in the Winter / Spring 2023 lecture series and program in Experimental Critical Theory at the University of California, Los Angeles entitled “Reparations of the Republic: Champollion and French Universalism”.
Guest lecture of Dr. Julia Christ l Conférence invitée avec Dr Julia Christ
After the presentation by Prof. Olivier Remaud, Prof. Omri Boehm and Prof. Soumaya Mestiri in the context of the lecture series "Universalism - History, Theory, Knowledge", Dr. Julia Christ (CNRS/EHESS) will give a paper on the topic "Les dilemmes de l’universel moderne" on 25 January 2023 from 10:00 to 12:00. The conference will take place at Saarland University and online via MS Teams.