The revoked community
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The revoked community

Lecture by Jean-Luc Nancy
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La comunitat revocada

Maurice Blanchot’s The Unavowable Community (1983) to explore the philosophical foundations of the (im)possiblity and the need for a ‘communism’ to come.

Thirty years after his now-classic The Inoperative Community (1983), Jean-Luc Nancy turns his attention back to the community and to the ‘communal’ nature of life. We do not exist as discrete entities but through relations. Nancy argues that the ‘common’ is the fundamental, irreducible element of equality that predates any differentiation, but also the indiscernible, that which is shared and only exists in relation to other elements. As such, it transcends political questions (communitarianism or nationalism) and is rooted in an ontology of ‘we’.

Lecture followed by a discussion with Felip Martí and Joana Masó.

Co-organised by: MACBA, French Institute of Barcelona (IFB), Centre Dona i Literatura. Gènere, sexualitats, crítica de la cultura and Arts Santa Mònica

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26 May 2014
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Meier Auditorium. Free admission. Booking not required Limited seating. In French with simultaneous translation.
title
The revoked community
dates
26 May 2014
title
The revoked community
price
Meier Auditorium. Free admission. Booking not required Limited seating. In French with simultaneous translation.
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