• Tue 12 09 – Tue 12 12 2017 •
Reading Group

Last season, the Academy introduced a (self-)educational initiative, a reading group, founded with the goal of deepening and intensifying discussion of the themes broached in the Academy’s program. The reading group continues in the autumn and meets once a month in the hospitable setting of the ACADEMYSPACE entrance lounge. This time, the meetings will engage with the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution. Readings include excerpts from recent books by Jodi Dean, China Miéville, and Stefan Weidner. The group will look at Miéville’s consideration of the October Revolution in its historical dimension and at Dean’s plea for a new party politics in the age of non-party leftist social movements. Academy member and writer STEFAN WEIDNER joins the discussion to look at a chapter from his latest book on the crisis of Western thought. Special guest artist ALICJA ROGALSKA reports on her project Dreamed Revolution.

Venue: ACADEMYSPACE, Herwarthstr. 3, 50672 Cologne
Free admission
In German or English