Konferenz: Moving Normativity – Agency between Contestation and Confirmation (Berlin)

Das DFG-Graduiertenkolleg „Normativity, Critique, Change“ (FU Berlin) lädt zu einer internationalen und interdisziplinären Konferenz zum Thema „Moving Normativity – Agency between Contestation and Confirmation“ vom 11. bis 12. Mai 2023 in die Uferstudios Berlin ein. Im Vorfeld der Konferenz finden am 9. und 10. Mai zwei künstlerische Interventionen statt. […]

In recent years, new ways of engaging with action and agency have emerged. In humanities, social sciences and artistic practices, much intellectual work has focused on the emancipation of historically marginalized subjects. We witness a provincializing of classical frameworks and a redefinition of rights around the embodied categories of sexuality, race, and class. The normativity of individual agency has expanded and condensed under these conditions. Even the category of agency itself, classically understood as a form of activity, has come under scrutiny: Theory and artistic practice have explored the generative potential of passivity, paralysis, and rest. The interdisciplinary Graduiertenkolleg “Normativity, Critique, Change” hosts a conference to investigate agency as the site of a tension between contestation and confirmation across a range of disciplines in the arts, law, and humanities. According to a general premise of our research, action is based on norms on the one hand, and only possible through a distance from norms on the other. In this understanding, critique is inherent to normativity. The conference sheds light on the various sites of tension inherent to agency, normative action and critique in four panels.

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