Malta Update

Planning for the October session of the EGS PACT Division has continued, and we definitely intend to hold our meeting, be this in Valletta, or by online means. By reason of the uncertainties relating to the pandemic, we have not sought to fix the dates of projected seminars as yet (with a couple exceptions). However, we have established an almost complete list of participants for this session which we are pleased to share with you.

In PAS, the faculty include: Judith Butler, Karen Barad, Keller Easterling, Achille Mbembe and Sarah Nuttall, Peter Szendy. The PAS sequence will also include a second installment of our “Alter-Eco” seminar (“Alternative Economies, Alternative Ecologies”), initiated quite successfully in the October session of 219. Participants remain to be finalized, but the seminar will be directed again by Christopher Fynsk and Sha Xin Wei. We can anticipate that the approach to our topic will be significantly inflected by the pandemic underway.

In LMVT, the faculty include: Manthia Diawara, Rick Alverson and an interlocutor to be announced, Daniel Birnbaum, Ben Frost and Richard Mosse. Lars Iyer will give a creative writing workshop and we also expect Hans-Ulrich Obrist to join us for a workshop.

We also await confirmation from several other prominent artists including Apichatpong Weerasethakul.