Past dialogues

PARSE Dialogue on Secularity and on Exclusion

PARSE, in collaboration with GIBCA, invites you to a PARSE Dialogue on the themes of:
The PARSE Journal Issue on Secularity – in collaboration with GIBCA (autumn 2017)
and the conference 2nd Biennial PARSE Conference on Exclusion (November 2017)

Wednesday Nov. 16, at 13.00-16.00
Jonas Staal (artist, founder, New World Summit)
Nav Haq (curator, GIBCA 2017)
Ola Sigurdson (Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Gothenburg)
Andrea Phillips (PARSE Professor of Art, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg)

This discussion launches the collaboration between PARSE and the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art. The theme of the biennial will examine contemporary issues of secularity. The event will be a chance to find out more about the collaboration and enter into discussion about the relevance of secular ideas and practices today.
Follow this link for more information.

Wednesday Nov. 16, at 16.30-18.00
The PARSE Professors and Working Group

An open discussion on the impact of exclusions in contemporary life in order to develop ideas and collaborations for the 2nd PARSE biennial conference, taking place in November 2017. We will introduce the theme and welcome all contributions.
For more information about the Conference please follow this link.

Date: November 16, 2016
Place: Glashuset, Akademin Valand, Chalmersgatan 4 Gothenburg, Sweden.
Drinks will be served. RSVP before Nov 10 to mina.dennert@gu.se





PARSE seminar with Stefano Harney and Fred Moten on The Undercommons

PARSE invites you to a seminar with Stefano Harney and Fred Moten on their widely influential book of essays, The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (2013). In it, they draw on social and political thought as well as aesthetic critique to formulate a social poesis of upheaval and self-organization, confronting the force of politics, capitalist logistics, policy and governance.

”We owe it to each other to falsify the institution, to make politics incorrect, to give the lie to our own determination. We owe each other the indeterminate. We owe each other everything.
An abdication of political responsibility? OK. Whatever. We’re just anti-politically romantic about actually existing social life. We aren’t responsible for politics. We are the general antagonism to politics looming outside every attempt to politicise, every imposition of self- governance, every sovereign decision and its degraded miniature, every emergent state and home sweet home. We are disruption and consent to disruption.”
—Stefano Harney and Fred Moten

As this will be a seminar based in discussion, participants are expected to read the book beforehand (available here: http://www.minorcompositions.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/undercommons-web.pdf). The conversation, however, will focus on the following chapters in particular: ”The University and the Undercommons”, ”Blackness and Governance”, ”Planning and Policy”, and ”The General Antagonism: An Interview with Stevphen Shukaitis.”

Date: September 7, 2016
Time: 16-18
Place: Glashuset, Akademin Valand, Chalmersgatan 4 Gothenburg, Sweden.

Stefano Harney is Professor of Strategic Management at Singapore Management University.
Fred Moten is a poet and Professor of English at University of California, Riverside.

The seminar will be followed by a poetry reading with Fred Moten and a conversation between Moten and Khashayar Naderehvandi, poet and doctorand at Akademin Valand. This public event is co-organized by Göteborgs Litteraturhus, Akademin Valand, and PARSE.