The New Alphabet


Is it possible to imagine an overabundance of multifarious fields of languages, knowledge production, and learning practices beyond one universal matrix? Can common reference points and collective action be enabled without monopolistic force? How can knowledge be both situated and globally relevant?

To project

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Imperial Realism

With Rana Dasgupta, A. Dirk Moses, Elif Sarican, David Wengrow, moderated by Anselm Franke English original version Roundtable discussion, May 28, 2022

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A. Dirk Moses: Imperial Realism

English original version Presentation, May 28, 2022

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David Wengrow: Anfänge, The Dawn of Everything, Die Zivilisationsfrage.

Moderated by Alpa Shah English original version Keynote, conversation, May 27, 2022

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What if the Dam was removed? Part 2

With Anthony D. Barnosky, Lesley Green, Orit Halpern, Elizabeth A. Hadly, Brian Holmes, Michelle Murphy, Allison Stegner, Karolina Sobecka, Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, Stephanie Wakefield, Mi You Original version (German, English) Presentations, conversations, May 21, 2022

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Bad Words #4

»I am inviting you to not sleep tonight.« After the first season took Ilse Aichinger’s titular essay »Bad Words« and its resistant poetics as its point of departure, Etel Adnan’s »Night« takes us into the darkness.