Arxius temporals (Temporary Files)
26.04.2018 – 04.05.2018
Thursday and Friday 26th and 27th April, 3th and 4th May 2018, 7 pm. Virreina LAB
Free entrance. Limited places
Much has been said recently about the contemporary crisis of time. This course will take a measured look at the hypothesis that claims we are currently at the end of the modern period of historicity, by dealing with three questions that have taken shape simultaneously in the face of this crisis: (a) the condition of the current subjective shift, in particular the figure of the witness; (b) the strange blend of history and memory that characterises Western societies; and (c) the question of how to establish a new relationship with the past once the future has ceased to fulfil its role as a symbolic force that guides the present.
26 April, 7 pm. Contemporary crisis and time
27 April, 7 pm. The anachronistic viewpoint and the complexity of time
3 May, 7 pm. The figure of the witness and their recovery
4 May, 7 pm. The difficulties in transmitting information and the current place of documentary evidence
Fina Birulés. Lecturer in Philosophy at the UB. Her research focuses on two main areas: political subjectivity, history and action, and feminist theory and the feminist philosophical oeuvre—particularly the work of Hannah Arendt and other 20th century philosophers—which she carries out as part of the Philosophy and Gender Seminar at the ADHUC research centre. She has authored a number of essays including Una herencia sin testamento: Hannah Arendt (An inheritance without a will: Hannah Arendt) and Entreactes Entorn del pensament, la política i el feminisme (Intermissions. On thought, politics and feminism).