Cite as: Ming Tiampo, Contribution to the panel ‘Errant Encounters: Decolonizing European Archives’, part of the conference Reconfiguring Cultural Inquiry, ICI Berlin, 29–1 July 2017, video recording, mp4, 24:58 <>
29 – 1 Jul 2017


By Ming Tiampo
Panel IV: Errant Encounters: Decolonizing European Archives

Video in English

Format: mp4
Length: 00:24:58
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Part of the Conference

Reconfiguring Cultural Inquiry: 10 Years ICI Berlin

The ICI Berlin is celebrating its first decade: Since its founding in 2006 and with the help of nine ‘generations’ of altogether more than one hundred fellows, the Institute has pursued a series of interlocking, transdisciplinary research projects that have sought to disclose original aspects of ‘cultural inquiry’, not only unsettling and challenging hegemonic cultural formations, but also continually questioning and refocusing its own investigations.

This sequence of ICI core projects has inspired an extraordinary spread of individual and collaborative ventures, many of which have turned into ICI events and publications but are quite impossible to represent or recall in a three-day conference. The anniversary celebration will instead present a unique and necessarily limited constellation of diverse topics characteristic of the Institute’s interventions: Each of these themes, questions, and obsessions can be said to have played a decisive role at several junctures of the Institute’s history and represent a new point of departure.

The programme is parsed into nine different panels of varying formats, from lecture sequence to panel discussion. Each panel stages an encounter between ICI members, alumni, and friends who have not yet had the chance to engage with one another directly. These ‘fresh’ configurations are designed to prompt discussions that will create multiple trajectories for the three conference days and the ongoing work of the ICI Berlin.


Thursday, 29 June 2017

13:00 Welcome coffee

13:15 Introduction: Christoph Holzhey

13:30 The Bad Feminist: When Failure is Not Enough
Brigitte Bargetz, Rosa Barotsi, Ruth Preser, Sandrine Sanos

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 Literary Life
Pearl Brilmyer, Ben Dawson, Rupert Gaderer, Dorothea von Mücke

18:00 Coffee break

18:30 Genders in Space: Science Fiction, Cyborgs, and Alien Pleasures
James Burton, Silvia Casalino, Hania Siebenpfeiffer

20:00 Screening: No Gravity (Silvia Casalino, 2013)

21:00 Reception

Friday, 30 June 2017

11:00 ICI Yoga Lab
John David Rhodes (Registration required)

12:30 Lunch break

14:00 Errant Encounters: Decolonizing European Archives
Eirini Avramopoulou, Sarah Casteel, Ming Tiampo

15:30 Faut-il classer les savoirs? / Should One Discipline Knowledge? (English/French)
Ali Benmakhlouf, Monique David-Ménard, Christoph Holzhey, Zairong Xiang

17:00 Coffee break

17:30 Le deviazioni di Pasolini (Italian)
Manuele Gragnolati, Agnese Grieco, Davide Luglio, Filippo Trentin

19:00 Coffee break

19:30 Queer Visuality
Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky, Antke Engel, Anouchk Ibacka Valiente, Volker Woltersdorff, Zoya

Saturday, 1 July 2017

14:00 City, Twilight, Daybreak
Fabio Camilletti, Antonio Castore, Christine Hentschel, David Kishik

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 The Question of Universality
Daniel C. Barber, Bobby Benedicto, Bruno Besana, Nikita Dhawan

18:30 Closing Remarks


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Organized by

Christoph F. E. Holzhey
Manuele Gragnolati
Claudia Peppel
Arnd Wedemeyer