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AIAS Seminar: Iwona Janicka

World-Building: Towards a Constructive Notion of Philosophy

Info about event


Monday 7 December 2020,  at 14:15 - 15:30


Virtual via Zoom



The talk is streamed via Zoom. Join URL: https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/61741575416 to attend virtually. 

Speaker:  Iwona Janicka, AIAS Fellow and  Assistant Professor


Recent ecological and technological developments have impacted continental philosophy. As a result, thinkers such as Isabelle Stengers, Peter Sloterdijk, Michel Serres, Bruno Latour have been providing us with a set of theoretical tools to analyse the present. Notably, they have moved from social diagnostics and critique towards gestures of affirmation and construction. The AIAS talk will examine this turn to ‘postcritique’ in philosophy and will gauge the importance and transformative potential of the concept of ‘world-building’.

Short bio

Iwona’s research interests lie within the area of twentieth- and twenty-first-century French and German philosophy, political thought and Theory (French, Critical, Literary, Feminist, Queer, Anarchist). Her first monograph, Theorizing Contemporary Anarchism. Solidarity, Mimesis and Radical Social Change (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017), considers the concept of universality and social transformation in contemporary philosophy. Her second monograph (in progress) deals with the question of how to think politics and nonhumans together  

See Iwona Janicka's project at AIAS

What is an AIAS Seminar?

The AIAS Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English.