Luce Irigaray on “To Be Born”, May 10th, 2017, ICA, London

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Luce Irigaray: Giving birth to oneself; giving birth to one another

The Institute of Contemporary Arts

10 May 2017 ; 6:30 pm | Cinema 1

Philosopher Luce Irigaray presents a talk reflecting upon the nature of human existence through an analysis of birth. This is introduced by Elspeth Mitchell, who also leads the following discussion and marks the publication of Irigaray’s latest book “To Be Born” (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017).

Professor Luce Irigaray is author of more than thirty books translated into various languages, the most recent of which are “Sharing the World” (2008), “In the Beginning, She Was” (2012) and “Through Vegetal Being” (co-authored with Michael Marder, 2016). She is also the co-editor (with Michael Marder) of “Building a New World” (2015), a volume in which early-career researchers from her seminars explore new ways of thinking, in order to promote a world-wide community respectful of differences between the sexes, generations, cultures and traditions.

Elspeth Mitchell is a PhD researcher at the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, exploring the figure of ‘the girl’ in the moving image and feminist philosophy. She is associate editor of the critical theory and philosophy journal parallax and recently co-convened the second Feminist Readings symposium in 2016. She is also co-director of SPUR, a contemporary arts collective based in the North of England.

Luce Irigaray will dedicate her book(s) after the presentation.

For more information visit: https://www.ica.art/whats-on/luce-irigaray-giving-birth-oneself-giving-birth-one-another

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Draft of the programme for the conference “Thinking Love” University of Bristol 9th to 11th of June 2016

9th of June

From 10:00 to 12:00 am:

– Visit to the Botanical garden with comments by the responsible of the site on love of some flowers and amorous relations between insects and flowers.

At 12:30 pm:

– Lunch.

At 2:00 pm:

– Welcome coffee with registration of the new arrivals.

From 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm:

– Some words of welcome by Maria Fannin;

– Luce Irigaray (CNRS Paris): Giving Life;

– Lisa Watrous (Arisona State University): Labouring Love.

At 5:00 pm:

– Coffee break.

From 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm:

– Sinith Sittirak (University of Bangkok): Reading Love, Reading Silence; Re-reading the life of Grasroots’ Writing and Fighting for Land Rights in Thailand (1963-2004);

– Andrea Wheeler (Iowa State University): Building Energy, Building Love, Building a Living Architecture.

At 7:00 pm:

– Dinner.

10th of June

From 9:30 am to 11:00 am:

– Maria Fannin (University of Bristol): Immunity as Love: Relations Between Others during pregnancy;

– Randolph Dible (University of Stony Brook): Woman, an Umbilical Unbiblical Genesis.

From 11:00 am to 11:30 am:

– Coffee break.

From 11:30 am to 1:00 pm:

– Katrina Mitcheson (University of the West of England): Louise Bourgeois: Ambivalence and Family;

– Jennifer Carter (University of Stony Brook): Rethinking Generational Relations through Touch.

1:00 pm:

– Lunch.

From 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm:

– Presentation with comments on words and drawings of girls and boys by Luce Irigaray and Jennifer Carter;

– Tanja Staehler made a little film in which her three sons express themselves about sexuation and sexuality and the girls will be invited to react to their words;

– Maria Fannin will organize a visit to a farm situated in a popular area of Bristol where they offer many activities for children. A tea break or a dinner will take place there.

11th of June
From 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (with a coffee break at 11:00am):

– Presentation and Suggestions for a Updated Plato’s Symposium;

– Laura Roberts (University of Queensland): A Revolution of Love: Thinking through a Dialectic that Is Not One;

– Tanja Staeler (University of Sussex): Parental Love beyond Teleology;

– MahonO’Brien (University of Sussex): Socrates: the Unerotic Philosopher;

– Luce Irigaray (CNRS Paris): Giving Birth to one another through Love;

– With shorter interventions by Andrea Wheeler, Jennifer Carter, Lisa Watrous.

At 1:00 pm:

– Lunch.

From 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm:

– Walk and activities in Ashton Court Park, in particular in the rose garden.

The location of the conference is Wills Memorial Hall, Coutts Lecture Theatre Room 3.31, University of Bristol, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, UK.

“Thinking Love” Conference – registration

Dates of Event
9th June 2016 – 11th June 2016
Last Booking Date for this Event
5th June 2016
Places Available
50

Link to conference registration: here

Description
On 9, 10 and 11 June 2016, a conference on ‘Thinking Love’ will take place at the University of Bristol. Each day will be devoted to a theme: Loving Life; Generational Love; Love between Lovers.

Talks will be given in the morning and other activities will be organised in the afternoon in connection with the theme of the day. The conference will be organised by Luce Irigaray in collaboration with the Universities of Bristol, Sussex, and the West of England.

Luce Irigaray is organising the Thinking Love conference and will make the programme available soon.

The location of the conference is Wills Memorial Hall, Coutts Lecture Theatre Room 3.31, University of Bristol, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, UK.

“Thinking Love” Conference, University of Bristol 9th-11th June 2016

On 9th, 10th and 11th June 2016 a conference on “Thinking Love” will take place at the University of Bristol. Each day will be devoted to a theme: Loving Life; Generational Love; Love Between Lovers.

Classic talks will be given in the morning and other activities will be organized in the afternoon in connection with the theme of the day. The conference will be organized by Luce Irigaray in collaboration with the University of Bristol, of the West of England and of Sussex.

If you have participated in one of the past seminars held by Luce Irigaray and you want to have a talk or to propose another activity, please be in touch with Luce Irigaray (at this postal address: 15, rue Lakanal, Paris, 75015, France or at this email address: <towardthinking@gmail.com>) and send a title and an abstract (no more by email) of your eventual intervention. If you want only attend the conference, tell this at the same addresses. Participants in the seminar of 2016 can attend the conference.

Practical details about the conference will be given later and a site will be open at the University of Bristol for registration.