March 25 2019 | 10:00–18:00

At the invitation of the Department of Philosophy, the Laboratory of studies and research on Contemporary Logics of Philosophy, and the Interuniversity Center Experience Cultural Ressources Education in Paris 8 University

This day, under the sign of a benjaminian stop of clocks across the borders, want to bring together young and confirmed researchers, PhD 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 stakes.
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).

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 of the arts of resistance (Kurdistan of Turkey)
  • 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: Postscript
  • Stéphane Douailler (LLCP-Paris 8): The oriental element in the writings of W. Benjamin Two poems by Friedrich Hölderlin

17.00 – Closing meeting with Michael Löwy (CNRS / EHESS) around the book La Révolution est le frein de l'urgence (L'Éclat, 2019).

Brazil 2000
Symbolic action at official commemorations of the Vth centenary of the discovery of Brazil in 2000 (Photograph: C. Eduardo, in Avertissement d'incendie, M. Löwy, 2001).

Department of Philosophy – Paris 8 Saint-Denis University

Laboratory of studies and research on the Contemporary Logic of Philosophy – LLCP-Paris 8

Interuniversity Center Experience Cultural Resources Education – Experice-Paris 8

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