MA/PHD SESSION SCHEDULES APRIL, JUNE, AUGUST, OCTOBER 2017

APRIL SESSION: April 1—12, 2017 (Valletta, Malta)

The April meeting in Valletta, Malta is a "short session" that features only four seminars in all, along with an exceptional musical event.  Students have the opportunity to gain credits toward their degrees by taking these seminars, and non-matriculated students have the opportunity to enjoy EGS offerings through this arrangement. Please write to admissions@egs.edu  if you are interested in joining us this Spring in Malta.

DATE Seminar Title
April. 1-3 Geert Lovink: "Current Critical Internet Culture"
April. 4-6 Hubertus von Amelunxen: "Philosophy of Photography"
April. 7-9 Christopher Fynsk: "Handicraft – the Question of the Hand, the Question of Craft"
April. 10-12 Robert Brewer Young/Gilles Colliard/Anthony McCall: "Music – Drawing – Mathematics"

A public concert with Gilles Colliard will take place at the St. James Cavalier Cultural Center on Tuesday, April 11th, at 3.30pm , Studio B. Also, an exhibition by Anthony McCall: "Lines Describing a Cone", at Fort St. Elmo.
 
The following public evening lectures will take place at Fort St. Elmo, at 8 pm: April 3rd Geert Lovink (Amsterdam), April 6th Hubertus von Amelunxen (Berlin), April 8th Christopher Fynsk (Pittsburgh/New York), April 9th Stefan Sorgner (Rome), and April 11th Anthony McCall (New York). 

JUNE SESSION: June 7—9, 2017 in Venice, Italy, June 11—29, 2017 in Saas-Fee, Switzerland 

The opening seminars for both the June and August sessions will take place in the context of the Venice Biennale. The 2017 Saas-Fee sessions (June and August) will thus convene initially in Venice, and feature a program involving leading artists and theorists involved in the 2017 Venice Biennale.  Students will have the opportunity to enjoy an exceptional exposure to one of the leading art events in the world.  For their three-day experience in Venice, they will receive credits for a full seminar.  Thus, the Saas-Fee sessions at the Steinmatte campus will feature five seminars in each student grouping (after Venice). Please write to: admissions@egs.edu with any questions. 

DATE 1st Year PAS All 2nd Year Students All LMVT Students
June 7-9 Venice
June 10 Arrival in Saas Fee
June 11-13 Mladen Dolar Alenka Zupančič Slavoj Žižek
June 14 Assessment/Break
June 15-17 Elie During Karen Barad Philip Beesley
June 18 Colloquium on Contemporary Scientific Thought
June 19-21 Alisa Andrašek TBA Benjamin Bratton
June 22 Assessment/Break or Academic Writing Workshop with Professor Mark Cohen (voluntary)
June 23-25 Victor Vitanza / Diane Davis* TBA Christopher Fynsk
June 26 Assessment/Break
June 27-29 Victor Vitanza / Diane Davis* Michael Schmidt / Heiner Goebbels Mike Figgis
June 30 Assessment/Break

*Please note that Professors Victor Vitanza and Diane Davis are doing a 6-day arrangement: one Professor in the morning and the other Professor in the afternoon. 

During the June session, a special colloquium will take place with faculty from the fields of digital design, philosophy of science, advanced mathematics and quantum theory.  Details concerning the precise topics to be treated in this one-day event will follow.

AUGUST SESSION: July 29—31, 2017 in Venice, Italy, August 2—21, 2017 in Saas-Fee, Switzerland

The opening seminars for the June and August sessions will take place in the context of the Venice Biennale.  The 2017 Saas-Fee sessions (June and August) will thus convene initially in Venice, and feature a program involving leading artists and theorists involved in the 2017 Venice Biennale.  Students will have the opportunity to enjoy an exceptional exposure to one of the leading art events in the world.  For their three-day experience in Venice, they will receive credits for a full seminar.  Thus, the Saas-Fee sessions at the Steinmatte campus will feature five seminars in each student grouping (after Venice). Please write to: admissions@egs.edu with any questions. 

DATE 1st Year PAS All 2nd Year Students All LMVT Students
July 29-31 Venice
August 1 Arrival in Saas Fee
August 2-4 Judith Butler Daniel Birnbaum Siegfried Zielinski
August 5 Assessment/Break
August 6-8 Avital Ronell Anne Dufourmantelle Pierre Alféri
August 9
Assessment/Break: Afternoon-evening event with Rodolphe Burger
August 10-12 Wolfgang Schirmacher Catherine Malabou Philippe Beck
August 13 Assessment/Break or Academic Writing Workshop with Professor Mark Cohen (voluntary)
August 14-16 Rebecca Comay Geoffrey Bennington Elissa Marder
August 17 Assessment/Break
August 18-20 TBA Thomas Zummer / Leslie Thornton Boris Groys
August 21 Assessment/Break


OCTOBER SESSION: October 2—25 in Valletta, Malta

DATE PAS and LMVT Students Four Seminars Dedicated to LMVT Students
Oct. 7-9 Geert Lovink
Oct. 10 Assessment/Break
Oct. 11-13 Jean-Luc Nancy TBA
Oct. 14 Assessment/Break
Oct. 15-17 Achille Mbembe Sarah Nuttall
Oct.18 Assessment/Break
Oct. 19-21 Simon Critchley Keller Easterling (TBC)
Oct. 22 Assessment/Break
Oct. 23-25 Laurence A. Rickels Margarethe von Trotta
Oct. 26 Assessment/Break
Oct. 27-29 Thomas Keenan
Oct. 30 Assessment/Break

These schedules are subject to change. 

For more information, write to: admissions@egs.edu

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