OfAC member Patricia Reed will be giving a talk for the 2016 edition of the Berlin Summit, organised by Utopian Union.

Location: Acud Macht Neu, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin Mitte
Saturday, June 11 | 4-6pm

Complexity, Commensurability, Anticipation

This talk departs from a simple question: How can an emancipatory political form fit for our age of planetary complexity, be conceived? ‘Complexity’ has often become a stand-in term to shut down debate and denote communicative ambiguity. Such a position stultifies possibility and often fosters a resignation to immediacy and presentness leaving us ill-equipped to face the sets of pluri-disciplinary, abstract and interwoven demands urgently pressing upon us. With a non-absolutist ambition to leverage our complex condition otherwise, this talk will focus on the interplay between reality and ideality as a humble, conceptual necessity to even begin to approach to the scope of the propositions at hand.