XXI. Annual Conference of the Berkeley - Tübingen - Wien - Harvard Network
hosted by the BTWH – Freefloaters (Wolfgang Fichna, Kristin Kopp, Rob McFarland, Werner Schwarz)
Many are the ways of telling the story of modernity: crises of the subject, of language, of codes of representation, industrialization, urbanization, secularization, rationalization, social differentiation, etc. Rather than telling this story through the lens of the subject and its crises, this conference proposes to approach modernity through objects, and specifically, how objects emerge, what is ideologically encoded or hidden in them, how best to “read” them, what differentiates “objects” and “things”, what objects tend to draw our attention and why, in what ways they constitute a world, enable or prohibit critique. Could we retell the history of modernity through objects, that is, think about an object-oriented modernity, and what might be gained (or lost) through such an approach?
Organizer: BTWH-Network (https://www.btwh.info) in cooperation with:
The Town of Bale, Općina Bale/Comune di Valle
Juraj Dobrila University of Pula
LBIDH Project: BTWH
LBIDH Team: Katrin Pilz, Joachim Schätz, Vrääth Öhner, Marie-Noëlle Yazdanpanah