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Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art - Cognitive Justice and the Crisis of Epistemology
Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art - Cognitive Justice and the Crisis of Epistemology

dom 18 giu

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Fee: Free / Prize: Exhibition

Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art - Cognitive Justice and the Crisis of Epistemology

Discipline: Multi-Discipline. This year’s Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art has been co-conceived with Abdul-Karim Mustapha and will explore the concept of “Cognitive Justice and the Crisis of Epistemology”

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18 giu 2023, 23:30

Fee: Free / Prize: Exhibition

About the event

This year’s Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art has been co-conceived with Abdul-Karim Mustapha and will explore the concept of “Cognitive Justice and the Crisis of Epistemology” in collaboration with The Brooklyn Rail online and Residency Unlimited on-site in Brooklyn, New York.

Faculty include Antonia Alampi with Suumil Móokt’aan, Armen Avanessian, Clémentine Deliss, Jeremy Dennis, Sanford Kwinter, Erin Manning, Abdul-Karim Mustapha, Warren Neidich (founder/director), Reza Negarestani, Barry Schwabsky (co-director), Javier Tellez, and Anuradha Vikram.

As a result of the acceleration of information technologies occurring at a blinding pace under cognitive capitalism, a conflict has erupted between scientific and non-scientific epistemologies and forms of truth. The term epistemology comes from the Greek words ‘episteme’ and ‘logos’ as they relate to theories of knowing and understanding. Cognitive Justice concerns the right of different traditions of knowledge to co-exist without duress. Especially relevant for us here are those forms of knowledge which have evolved in the so-called enlightened global North and those in the subaltern global South. We are suggesting that the struggle for global social justice, as it relates to the fair and equitable treatment of all groups populating a given state or society, is connected to the struggle for global cognitive justice and the two forms of justice are intimately related; without one there cannot be the other.

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