News & Logs

July 4, 2017

Four years after the Gifford lectures, the book is finally available in English at Polit. It is of course an entirely different text (with two more lectures) after having been translated in French, rewritten and then excellently translated by Cathy Porter.

April 27, 2017


 
It is clear that there is a contradiction between the goal of universal development associated with modernization and what could now be called the state of the planet. Earth scientists have recently developed the notion of Anthropocene, referring to a new era of history in which humans are regarded as a geological force, able to durably modify Earth’s ecology; though it remains controversial, it offers a convenient word to designate the tension between human development and the material...

Anthropology
April 10, 2017

A San Giorgio Dialog at the invitation of the Cini Foundation, in Venice, 12th-15th of September 2017
with Didier Debaise, Scott Gilbert, Bruno Karsenti, Bruno Latour, Tim Lenton, Mike Lynch, Kyle McGee, Tim Mitchell, Isabelle Stengers, Simon Schaffer, Shirley Strum, David Western
Do you remember the Aesopian Fable of the Belly and the Members, or the letter of Paul to the Corinthians about the Body and the Church, of The Fable of the Bees by Mandeville, or the somewhat dangerous association of pests and foreigners, or the more recent attempts to think of the Earth as a giant...

January 22, 2017

Europe alone—only Europe
Bruno Latour
Translated by Stephen Muecke

I begin with the simple idea that climate change and its denial have been organising all contemporary politics at least for the last three decades. Climate change plays the same role that social questions and the class struggle played over the two preceding centuries.
We can understand nothing about the way inequalities have exploded for forty years, and the accompanying movement towards massive deregulation, if we don’t admit that a good part of the globalised elite had perfectly understood what...

November 13, 2016

Translation by Clara Soudan & Jaeyoon Park of a piece in Le Monde 12-12-16 publié par la Los Angeles Review of Book
The question is now whether the tragedy of the 8.11, following after the Brexit one, can help us avoid what happens next. Can we get away from both utopias, that of the global just as well as that of the return to an old soil? For this we should attempt to land on a slightly more solid, realist and durable earth. For the moment unfortunately the...

November 7, 2016

A special issue of the Journal New Literary History directed by Rita Felski with many papers by Dipesh Chakrbarty, Yves Citton, Steven Connor, Francis Halball, Graham Harman, Antoine Hennion, Patrice Maniglier, Stephen Muecke, Barbara Herrstein Smith, Nigel hrift & Michael Witmore, and a response by BL.

September 16, 2016


Gerard de Vries' presentation of BL's work has been launched during a meeting organized by CRASSH Cambridge. The book is published by Polity.

June 6, 2016

A lecture at Aarhus University in the Future series which takes up the Berlin Mosse lecture in a much more vivid form through diagrams and improvisations and followed by discussion with Isabelle Stengers and Danish anthropologists.

Politics
April 19, 2016

Designer like the catalog by the master designer Donato Ricci, the field book is indispensable to follow step by step each of the six procedures of the show Reset Modernity! opened Friday 15th of April. In case it is not available in a paper form on the site, you need to dowload it on your mobile. If you cannot visit the show, it gives you an idea of the logic of the show and of the works assembled.
You can use the @AIMEproject twitter link to add elements to the virtual visit of the show.

April 12, 2016

The AIME team and the students of SPEAP make a special effort for the week to organize a virtual visit of Reset Modernity! and the other shows at ZKM through the twitter links.