e-flux organizes and presents an ongoing public program of talks, screenings, and exhibitions.

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May 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017, 7pm
We architects are never fighting—as far as architectural processes are concerned—the political regimes we naively support or pretend to ignore when they hire us. Instead, we are erasing, as a new version of tabula rasa, the condition and situation of architectural commissioning.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 7pm
Journalist and author Masha Gessen discusses ways of survivng an autocracy. Rule #1? Believe the autocrat.
Monday, May 22, 2017, 7pm
Truth, abducted, is being held prisoner in the tower of falsehood, from whose high windows she calls out to be freed: so depicts Thomas Le Myésier in 1321.
Friday, May 19, 2017, 7pm
This lecture considers modern romantic love as a prototype of automation associated with capitalist reproduction.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 7pm
At a time when public space is rapidly dissolving into private property and attention is dissolving into the monetized distraction of streaming content in solitude, the cinema activates the possibilities offered through networked technology and opens the domestic up to what could be called anybody
Monday, May 8, 2017, 7pm
With Sandi Hilal, Reinhold Martin, Alessandro Petti, and Nikolaus Hirsch.
Friday, May 5, 2017, 7pm
How does the left move forward today? Where do we find resources not just for hope or survival but advance and revolution?
April 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 6pm
With a detour through Allan McCollum's The Shapes Project (2005-ongoing), this lecture goes looking for the things that may be hiding in the folds of our renewed fascination with human extinction.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 7pm
Vivian Ziherl will join the chorus of those seeking some kind of way out of here, in discussion with Elizabeth A. Povinelli.
Monday, April 24, 2017, 7pm
Promising aesthetic redemption for crumbling post-communist cityscapes and culture, the technocrats of European capitals as dissimilar as Berlin and Zagreb have one thing in common: The lust for neoliberal upsizing.
Friday, April 21, 2017, 7pm
In a world esteeming technological efficiency and control, glitches and errors are avoided at great cost. When such unintelligible artifacts do appear, they are quickly removed, banished from visual imagery and the domains of official, mediated experience.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 7pm
In an era when real estate developers preach the power of art to change society, and when innovative capitalist design has come to be called art, one has to appreciate—and perhaps foster a healthy suspicion of—just how far art has come.
Sunday, April 16, 2017, 5pm
With music by Beat Detectives and a screening of short videos by Alexander Kluge, and Mati Diop & Manon Lutanie.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 7pm
The lecture takes a future perspective: from the year 2030 Sternfeld looks back as a curator to the years 2013-2023.
Friday, April 7, 2017, 7pm
This lecture will describe with notes and images a film that will connect the backyard of a home in Harare, Zimbabwe, the Atomic-Age graveyard in the Tri-Cities in Central Washington, and the collision of black holes predicted by Einstein.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 7pm
The step-by-step mobilization and militarization of labor and culture since the first five-year plan found its truth in the Second World War. But this truth was sometimes subversive and even destructive for the imaginarium of socialist realism: it appeared in the form of suppressed modernist tendencies, which returned in disruptions of the established anti-modernist system of representations.
March 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017, 7pm
A near-future love story set against the fears and wonders of an impending drone age.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7pm
Jean-Marie Straub and Daniàle Huillet's adaptation of Arnold Schoenberg's opera Moses und Aron (Moses and Aaron), shot in 1974 and dedicated to Holger Meins, is a study on migration, exile, and on being a stranger or alien.
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 6pm
Written as the neoliberal era was morphing into the Trumpocene, the book Cultural Revolution: Aesthetic Practice after Autonomy examines forms of aesthetic practice beyond residually modern(ist) notions of artistic autonomy; practices whose relevance may be more acute than ever in the current crisis, in which strategies and tactics are in urgent need of reexamination.
Monday, March 20, 2017, 7pm
Franco Berardi discusses current affairs and proposes answers to the question: Is there a way out?
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 6pm
Lind will explore notions such as "weak resistance," "contact and conflict zones," and "redistributive politics" while keeping art center stage in the lecture.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7pm
Delving into meme engineering, operant conditioning, and other claimed 'brainwashing' techniques, this lyrical lecture will tussle with the question of how deviance is normalized.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 7pm
Twenty-five years ago, the promise of the first "smart war" was launched: Technologically advanced, machine-driven, and presented to the public via blockbuster press conferences and satellite imagery.
February 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017, 7pm
Refugee camps are considered to be—by definition—temporary spaces. They are designed to be dismantled, abandoned. Their conflict for being meant to be quickly resolved. Yet there are some Palestinian refugee camps that are now almost 70 years old; the conflict, seemingly permanent.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7pm
The lecture starts from mapping a variety of philosophical materialisms to raise the question of possibilities for a philosophy of nature today.
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