Since autumn 2011, the Akademie Schloss Solitude has been addressing the theme »Chronicles of Work«, centered around an extensive interdisciplinary discussion on changes in modern and contemporary work organization and their consequences for society. From January until June 2013, four internationally renowned scientists from the fields of economy, psychoanalysis, philosophy, and sociology will approach these issues in their lectures.
The series consists of four evening lectures (in English or French with German translation) by Akseli Virtanen (political economy), Alan Bass (psychoanalyst), Maurizio Lazzarato (sociologist and philosopher) and Richard Sennett (sociologist).
Thursday, January 17th, 2013, 8 p.m.
Dr. Akseli Virtanen, Helsinki/ Finland
»Exhaustion of the Possible«
Akseli Virtanen is a theorist of new political economy and teaches at the Aalto University School of Business, Aalto/Finland. He is currently working on eight experiments on coming forms of politics and organization, among them the Robin Hood contra-investment bank of the precariat and the Kafkamachine film project, which is based on a plan by Félix Guattari. Furthermore, he is coordinator and research director of Future Art Base, a new semi-autonomous unit of artistic research and social innovation. Amongst other publications, Akseli Virtanen is the author of the Dictionary of New Work: A Map to Precarious Life (2006), and Arbitrary Power. A Critique of Biopolitical Economy (n-1 Publications, forthcoming 2013).
Thursday, February 22nd, 2013, 8 p.m.
Dr. Alan Bass, New York/USA
»The Work of Psychoanalysis: Play«
Alan Bass, philosopher and psychoanalyst, is training and supervising analyst at several psychoanalytic institutes in New York, professor at the New School for Social Research and Fellow at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR). He wrote two books dealing with psychological resistance (Difference and Disavowal: The Trauma of Eros ; Interpretation and Difference: The Strangeness of Care ), wrote numerous articles and critics and is known for his translation of the works of Jacques Derrida.
Thursday, March 21st, 2013, 8 p.m.
Maurizio Lazzarato, Paris/France
»Sur les formes de travail a-typique et précaire à partir de l’expérience des Intermittents du spectacle« (About the atypical and precarious forms of the work of freelance artists)
Maurizio Lazzarato is a sociologist and philosopher. He works as a free researcher on the themes immaterial work, fragmentation of the working society, ontology of work, cognitive capitalism and postsocialistic movements. Furthermore, he participates in the actions and reflections of freelance artists of the group Coordination des intermettents et précaires d’Île-de-France (CIP-IDF) and leads a research project on the status of freelancers. He is co-founder of the journal Multitude and published Umherschweifende Produzenten. Immaterielle Arbeit und Subversion (1998) together with Antonio Negri and Paolo Virno.
Contact: Patrick Ritter, +49-(0)711-99619-134, firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission: 8 Euro / 6 Euro reduced