The 5th Vienna Forum for Intercultural Philosophy

The Forum, organized since 2017 by the Vienna Society for Intercultural Philosophy (WiGiP) and the Society for Intercultural Philosophy (Germany) ( GIP), together with the Institute for Science and Art Vienna (IWK), is a place for regular exchange and discussion of issues in the field of intercultural philosophy. The forum takes place annually in the form of a two-day workshop. It sees itself as a meeting place between the different generations of interculturally oriented philosophers.

This years topic orients itself towards demarginalizing the way we think about the future. Techno-utopias, dystopias, climatic eschatologies, and various other representations of possible futures entangle themselves in the different imaginaries which surround us in our day to day lives and are generated by politics, media and philosophy. Such narratives about the future are more than often centred on European concepts of technological progress and ignore representations of future stemming from marginalised political or societal actors. We wish therefore to promote an increase of philosophical and multidisciplinary attention to the above marginalised narratives of the future. To this scope, we invite proposals from a broad horizon of backgrounds on ways to represent future societies in a demarginalizing way. We will refer to all such mechanisms as ‘futurisms’, thus aligning ourselves with postcolonial trends in aesthetics that reframe the ‘eurocentric’ term futurism in a demarginalizing, decolonial way.


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This conference is a joint effort by the Wiener Gesellschaft für interkulturelle Philosophie (WiGiP), the Gesellschaft für interkulturelle Philosophie (GiP), and the Institute for Science and Art Vienna (IWK) .
  • Dr. Fernando Wirtz -CIIS Postdoctoral Fellow and Treasurer of GiP
  • Dr. Adrian Razvan Sandru - Postdoctoral Researcher at the Champalimaud Center for the Research of the Unknown, Lisbon
  • Univ.-Doz. DDr. Mădălina Diaconu, University of Vienna, editor-in-chief of “polylog. Zeitschrift für interkulturelles Philosophieren”

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