March 25th, 2019
Department of Philosophy and Laboratory of Studies and Research on Contemporary Logics of Philosophy
University Paris 8 Saint-Denis
2 rue de La Liberte, 93526 Saint-Denis (M ° Saint-Denis University)
From 10:00 to 18:00 – Room D-143 (Building D, 1st floor)
This day, under the sign of a benjaminian stop of clocks across the borders, want to bring together young and confirmed researchers, doctoral students, artists, writers and translators, etc. in a process of inter- and transdisciplinary approach of researches born at the crossings of different internationalities. These researches invest localities and historicities produced by exile and displacement. They address the multiple legacies, the dissonances there are from which to create more livable worlds, and convey commitments and challenges.
In particular, they confront the contradictions of a world saturated with these borders, they want to bring thinkings of the reversal of inequalities, and inspire other ways of connecting to politics.
The first part of the day will be devoted to the presentation of ongoing projects both in dimensions of realization and reflection (analysis, art, translations, terrains) among the interlocutors of the ‘Transglobal studies collective’ presents in Paris, then, the second part in the afternoon, to current readings of W. Benjamin, with in particular an invitation to Michael Löwy which a book has just been published on this subject (La révolution est le frein de l’urgence, L’éclat editions).
Symbolic action during the official commemorations of the ‘5th centenary of the discovery of Brazil’ in 2000 (Photography: C. Eduardo, in Avertissement d’incendie, M. Löwy, 2001).
10:00 – Welcoming of the participants
Morning – Practical and Conceptual Hospitalities and Nomadisms
11:00 – Round Table. Moderation: Georges Navet (LLCP-Paris 8), Marina Nebbiolo (MEDFIL Humanities Institute)
Engin Sustam (Experice-Paris 8) – For a Cooperative for arts of resistance (Turkey, France)
Béatrice Rettig (LLCP-Paris 8) – What is a collective?
Silvana Rabinovich (IIFL-UNAM) – Heteronomies of Justice: Territorialities and Nomadic Words (Mexico, Palestine, Sahara)
Mansur Tayfuri (LLCP-Paris 8) – The Utopia of a Common Language (Kurdistans of Iran and Iraq)
13:30 – Lunch break
Afternoon – Temporalities, Subjectivities, Politics
15:00 – Round table. Moderation: Michèle Cohen Halimi (LLCP-Paris 8), Amir Kianpour (LLCP-Paris 8)
Silvana Rabinovich (IIFL-UNAM) – On the Concept of History
Timothée Nay – Melancholy of the Left: a Postscript
Stéphane Douailler (LLCP-Paris 8) – The Oriental Element in the Writings of W. Benjamin Two poems by Friedrich Hölderlin
17.00 – Closing conference by Michael Löwy (CNRS / EHESS): W. Benjamin in revolution
Free entrance without registration.
Access and map of the Campus: http://www.univ-paris8.fr/Acces-et-plans
The invitation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/677796352636382/