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Forschungsprojekt

Prof. Dr. Melanie Sehgal: FORMATIONS

Projektleitung Prof. Dr. Melanie Sehgal, Alex Martinis Roe
Time span 01/2018
Fakultät Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl Literaturwissenschaft, Wissens- und Mediengeschichte (Juniorprofessur)

Zusammenfassung

FORMATIONS is a transversal working group, consisting of practitioners from varying disciplines, including the arts, philosophy, human geography, computational biology, yoga, urban design, cultural and literary studies, and political activism, led by Melanie Sehgal and Alex Martinis Roe. The experimental set-up of this group aims at practical responses to the insufficiency of modern categories of thought and their disciplinary and institutional sedimentations. FORMATIONS is an attempt to re-learn to communicate across disciplinary divides, and to create meaningful responses to the world, which traverse specialized habits of thought and action. However, the point is not to get rid of disciplines and specialization altogether, but to reshape them in relation to the problems that force us to think today. The group has thus been experimenting with existing methodologies in order to enlarge and transform them, while keeping the parts that are productive for its concerns. In our first year we worked a closed group within the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, which provided continuity and the basis for on-going in-depth engagement. We think this is necessary for a meaningful transdisciplinary conversation, which we continue through our internal work, like a reading group, and also through our projects and public events.

Abstract

FORMATIONS is a transversal working group, consisting of practitioners from varying disciplines, including the arts, philosophy, human geography, computational biology, yoga, urban design, cultural and literary studies, and political activism, led by Melanie Sehgal and Alex Martinis Roe. The experimental set-up of this group aims at practical responses to the insufficiency of modern categories of thought and their disciplinary and institutional sedimentations. FORMATIONS is an attempt to re-learn to communicate across disciplinary divides, and to create meaningful responses to the world, which traverse specialized habits of thought and action. However, the point is not to get rid of disciplines and specialization altogether, but to reshape them in relation to the problems that force us to think today. The group has thus been experimenting with existing methodologies in order to enlarge and transform them, while keeping the parts that are productive for its concerns. In our first year we worked a closed group within the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, which provided continuity and the basis for on-going in-depth engagement. We think this is necessary for a meaningful transdisciplinary conversation, which we continue through our internal work, like a reading group, and also through our projects and public events.

Kooperation

Internationales Projekt Nein
Kooperationspartner Hauses der Kulturen der Welt