Chiara Bottici, Judith Butler, and Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou, editors.
Lucas Ballestin, managing editor.
Imaginal Politics explores the political role of images, understood as representations that are also presences in themselves. We cover both “imagination” — the radical faculty to question what is given — and the “imaginary”: the social context that shapes our perception of the world. Our posts continue the work initiated by the former Public Seminar projects “The Radical Imagination” and “Fascism: Old and New,” which explored our capacity for utopian thinking in the face of capitalist financialization and the global emergence of new fascist imaginaries. In collaboration with the International Consortium of Critical Theory Program, this platform showcases ongoing research from critical theory centers around the world.
The Arendt-Schurmann Annual Symposium in Political Philosophy, on philosophy and coloniality, will be held April 16-17, 2018.