Interview conversation with Ewa Majewska

Interview conducted on May 5th, 2020 | Utrecht-Warsaw "if you hear this kind of atrocious necropolitical discourse, you obviously get into a turmoil. You get extra surplus anxiety on top of everything that already happens due to the pandemic. This is what I call the affective state of exception. Because everybody who is even a … Continue reading Interview conversation with Ewa Majewska


Interview conversation with Nina Lykke

"thinking about tools right now, I think that [we need] all the tools related to creative, poetry, arts inspired methodologies, or arts based methodologies, poetry based methodologies, wonder based methodologies [...] Wonder can for example also be used vis á vis the sciences, instead of thinking for example in terms of either combating the virus or using the virus for bioscientific purposes (a utilitarian use of the virus as e.g. in bio-sensors). Science is very much pending between these two poles: combating, so called “combating”, for example virus, or thinking in utilitarian ways about it. And the thing is that we would need a lot more wonder in science going beyond these two poles. This would entail thinking for example the virus not either as an enemy or as something useful, but as something else."