Contradiction Studies

Desire, That Obscure Subject. The Contraditory Role of Desiring Bodies in Contemporary Movements

06/08/2023 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

U Bremen GRA 2 0030 & online

Vanessa Lara Ullrich | Universität Bielefeld

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problem to be solved

“Contradiction is not primarily a problem to be solved but a motor we cannot do without.”

Martin Nonhoff
prison of difference

“‘Contradiction is the prison of difference‘ writes the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. Worlds of Contradiction asks: how can we explain and describe the world without making it more coherent and systematic than it is?”

Michi Knecht
coherence in thought

“The imperative of non-contradiction generally produces a coherence in thought that is often at odds with social complexities.”

Yan Suarsana
city

“The city is a laboratory not only of modernity, but also of contradiction.”

Julia Lossau
relational

“At first I thought contradiction was always a relational thing; but the more I ponder it, the more I think contradiction creates relation.”

Ingo H. Warnke