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Simone Weil Reading Group

The Simone Weil Reading Group, organised by Tom Sojer, took place in the shape of monthly online meetings which were open to everybody interested in Simone Weil's writings. During each session, participants discussed one specific text passage in depth, selected by the moderator. These monthly online meetings were created in response to lockdown; they are ... Mehr ...

death | text | resonance

online

Simone Weil and Writing to(wards) Death Our digital conference took place from July 23 to July 25 2020 via Zoom.  If you would like to take a look at what we talked about, please click on the corresponding titles in the programme below: Programme: July 23, 2020: 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CET    Chair: ... Mehr ...

Joint Seminar Sessions in Winter Term 2020/21 (HUVAC-Project 2021 “Simone Weil Revisited”)

online

In Winter Term 2020/2021, three digital seminars revolving around Simone Weil took place (Martina Bengert’s B.A. seminar, Department of Romance Studies, HU Berlin: “Fractures, Splinters, Lists. Reading Simone Weil”; Sandra Lehmann’s M.A. seminar, Department of Intercultural Philosophy of Religion, University of Vienna: “Simone Weil. Mysticism and Politics”; Esther Ramharter’s M.A. seminar, Department of Philosophy, University ... Mehr ...

Podcast: Wolfram Eilenberger (Berlin) und Martina Bengert (denʞkollektiv): Eine Denkerin der radikalen Hoffnung

On 31 January 2021, Simone Miller welcomed Martina Bengert und Wolfram Eilenberger to the Deutschlandfunk Kultur podcast Sein & Streit. They discussed the ways in which Simone Weil and her concept of radical hope are still relevant today (title of the episode: “Philosophin Simone Weil. Eine Denkerin der radikalen Hoffnung”). You can listen to the ... Mehr ...

Workshop: Arbeit an Simone Weil

online

This student workshop was inspired by the lively discussions that took place during the seminar sessions in Winter Term 2020/21 that were open to both students of the University of Vienna and students of HU Berlin. On 26/3/2021, some of those students came together with the denkkollektiv and the members of the HUVAC-project to consider ... Mehr ...

Workshop: Attention. Öffnungen durchqueren nach Simone Weil (HUVAC-Project 2021 “Simone Weil Revisited”)

University of Vienna

  The international and interdisciplinary workshop "Attention. Öffnungen durchqueren nach Simone Weil" took place at the University of Vienna from 27 to 30 September 21. In this German-language, in-person workshop, students and established scholars of both the University of Vienna and the HU Berlin gathered to discuss and explore Weil’s writings at an eye-to-eye level. ... Mehr ...

Steirischer Herbst ’21: Simone Weil… [nicht zu akademisch]

Graz

On 3 October 2021, Max Walther, Tom Sojer and Martina Bengert from the Simone Weil denkkollektiv held an open performance lecture as part of the Austrian art festival “Steirischer Herbst”. The performance took place in the immediate vicinity of Thomas Hirschhorn’s “Simone Weil Memorial” on Esperantoplatz in Graz. The performance was entitled “Simone Weil not ... Mehr ...

metaxy[l]ophon n°1

"What becomes of agency in a more-than-human world?"   metaxyophon: Our new event series We are always searching for new ways of thinking and working together in order to find inspiring and innovative ways of working in collectives, communities and networks that supplement ‘regular’ academic events such as workshops, conferences and seminars. This continuous search ... Mehr ...

Drei Sätze #6: Martina Bengert, Thomas Sojer, Max Walther

Max Walther, Tom Sojer and Martina Bengert wrote a collaborative text in the section “ Drei Sätze” ("Three Sentences") of "Literaturwissenschaft Berlin", which informs literary scholars and enthusiasts about the latest debates, events and research in the Berlin literary scene. Their text explains/performs in its own way what thinking in a collective means (to the ... Mehr ...

Écriture sabotée

In November 2021, the Istanbul art magazine Art  Unlimited published the Turkish version of the writing experiment "Écriture  sabotée/sabotage créateur. Reading Simone Weil, Strolling Through  Textual Ruins" by Tom Sojer, Max Walther and Martina Bengert. We experimented with Simone Weil’s notion of ‘not reading’ in collaboration with artist Thomas Hirschhorn, approaching the concept via multiple ... Mehr ...