What is SPEAP?
The Experimental Programme in Political Arts (SPEAP) is a one-year Master's programme at the School of Public Affairs for mid-career professionals with at least 4 years of professional experience. This full-time programme brings together architects, designers, academics, public servants, managers, researchers, administrators, activists and curators who wish to enhance their skills, develop inventive tools and give a new momentum to their career.
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Europe alone—only Europe
Translated by Stephen Muecke
I begin with the simple idea that climate change and its denial have been organising all contemporary politics at least for the last three decades. Climate change plays the same role that social questions and the class struggle played over the two preceding centuries.
We can understand nothing about the way inequalities have exploded for forty years, and the accompanying movement towards massive deregulation, if we don’t admit that a good part of the globalised elite had perfectly understood what...
Translation by Clara Soudan & Jaeyoon Park of a piece in Le Monde 12-12-16 publié par la Los Angeles Review of Book
The question is now whether the tragedy of the 8.11, following after the Brexit one, can help us avoid what happens next. Can we get away from both utopias, that of the global just as well as that of the return to an old soil? For this we should attempt to land on a slightly more solid, realist and durable earth. For the moment unfortunately the...
A special issue of the Journal New Literary History directed by Rita Felski with many papers by Dipesh Chakrbarty, Yves Citton, Steven Connor, Francis Halball, Graham Harman, Antoine Hennion, Patrice Maniglier, Stephen Muecke, Barbara Herrstein Smith, Nigel hrift & Michael Witmore, and a response by BL.
Gerard de Vries' presentation of BL's work has been launched during a meeting organized by CRASSH Cambridge. The book is published by Polity.
Designer like the catalog by the master designer Donato Ricci, the field book is indispensable to follow step by step each of the six procedures of the show Reset Modernity! opened Friday 15th of April. In case it is not available in a paper form on the site, you need to dowload it on your mobile. If you cannot visit the show, it gives you an idea of the logic of the show and of the works assembled.
You can use the @AIMEproject twitter link to add elements to the virtual visit of the show.
The AIME team and the students of SPEAP make a special effort for the week to organize a virtual visit of Reset Modernity! and the other shows at ZKM through the twitter links.
The catalogue is now completed and sent to the printer. The Table of Contents is accessible and here is the beautiful cover. The book has been designed by Donato Ricci with the same type font as the AIME book and site.
With special permission of professor Zheltova-Eberle, this is a translation of a piece aboout the use of Tolstoy' War and Peace in BL's treatment of Pasteur. Translated from Russian and unpublished in English.
"In 2015 «Pasteur: guerre et paix des microbes suivi de Irréductions» by Bruno Latour came out in Russian language . The title of the book evidently contains the name of the famous Tolstoy’s novel “War and peace” and the numerous references in the book prove that “War and peace” has been important for Latour’s thinking. But what particular thoughts of Tolstoy are valuable for...