Event and Becoming | Programme | Abstracts | Speakers | CfP

Event and Becoming: the Inaugural 2021 Ereignis Conference

#being #event #philosophy #relations #subjectivity #existence #ethics #practice #literature #arts
Download the Conference Programme as a PDF.

Latest: We are delighted to announce that poet and professor Chris Norris, expert on contemporary European philosophy, has agreed to read his poem “The Communist Hypothesis: ten lessons from Alan Badiou” at the closing of the Event and Becoming conference.

Chris says that the poem is “a bit didactic, but it is meant to get Badiou’s points across clearly.” The poem first appeared in The Trouble with Monsters, Chris Norris’ book of political polemics. His latest collection, Hedgehogs, is available from utopos publishing: https://www.tankebanen.no/Books/hedgehogs.html.


How does the event puncture the smooth flow of becoming? And what is it like, the event in which we become ourselves?

These are among our key questions in this first, inaugural Ereignis conference, to be held online Friday, June 11, 2021. Hosted by Ereignis Center for Philosophy and the Arts, and headlined by internationally acclaimed speakers on appropriation and becoming, this conference seeks to merge profound and innovative thought with practical approaches to becoming. How do we arrive into our own?

The conference will be held on the Zoom videoconferencing platform, and is free of charge for up to 100 participants. Registration will be required on the eventbrite.co.uk/ platform.



“Think existentially, act on your personal mythology: an interactive workshop” woth Sharif Abdunnur, Yeditepe University.Read more


Papers are timed to 20 minutes and followed by a Q&A with the audience. Each session is moderated. See the conference programme for details.


This free event is hosted by Inscriptions — a journal for contemporary thinking on art, philosophy and psycho-analysis, and Ereignis Center for Philosophy and the Arts.

Scholastic committee: Dr. Mehdi Parsa (University of Bonn) and Dr. Torgeir Fjeld, Ereignis Center for Philosophy and the Arts


Event and Becoming | Programme | Abstracts | Speakers | CfP