Montag, 16. September 2019

Blocking the streets with SUVs

I was able to write a guest-commentary in - what I at least believed to be - Austria's rather conservative newspaper Die Presse, in which I talk about hope in the new ecological movements such as Fridays For Future, Extinction Rebellion, Ende Gelände and denounce an all too comfortable position of criticism towards them. Reproaching them of not living the right kind of lifestyle themselves does not at all understand the nature of the ecological problem we are facing and way too easily aligns itself with the ecologically destructive status quo we have to overcome. Nobody will be able to live the right kind of life style if we do not change our societal and economic organization radically. Blocking the streets with SUVs is better than grumpily continuing to use them to maintain the catastrophoic normality.

You can read the article here.

Dienstag, 10. September 2019

Disruptive Intervention at the Viennese Rathaus

As Philosophy Unbound we have been invited to creatively disrupt the normal ongoings of "Schwarzmarkt Wissen / Blackmarket Knowledge" having its 20th edition on "Rotes Wien / Red Vienna" on the 28th of September 2019 at the Viennese Rathaus.

To reflect the hidden presumptions and exclusions of (Habermas'ian) discourse ethics, we will investigate the corporeality of "rational" argumentation, how the skin of an argumentative opponent feels different to one you agree with, how a subject position any holder of an argument needs to acquire is subverted by bodily touch and ... cuddling. We are very much looking forward to invite you into our lustrous, fleshy and smelly underground cave behind the scenes and stages of Schwarzmarkt Wissen.

The full program folder can be found here & more information here.

Feel you at the Viennese Rathaus!