every day

“Living in contradictions is what we experience every day. Why do we know so little about it?”

Gisela Febel
ideal of a contradiction-free world

“Science has long been animated by the ideal of a contradiction-free world in which logical orders could merge with society, politics, culture and language. In the GRC Contradiction Studies we are working on ways of describing the multiplicity and complexity, the danger and beauty of our worlds that clearly go beyond concepts of freedom from contradiction.”

Michi Knecht
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
city

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

Julia Lossau
articulate

“Contradictions need to be articulated in order to exist.”

Martin Nonhoff