“Hopes: Place Making and Space Creating in Walter Benjamin”
Keynote by Andrew Benjamin

Keynote by Andrew Benjamin as part of the 2021 Conference of the International Walter Benjamin Society: Hope – Rethinking with Benjamin, 4–6 Nov 2021

If hope were not singular, what would it become? Rather than allow room for an insistent hopelessness, hope has to be connected to the creation of spaces arising from the suspension of dominant organizational logics. There is no longer a ‘straight gate.’ There are only threshold conditions and disclosed spaces of interruption. If, now, there is a thinking of hope then it has to be present within a plurality of hopes.

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A collaboration of the International Walter Benjamin Society, the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin, the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, and the ZfL.

Video: © Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte


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