Rahel Jaeggi, Center Director, Berlinhttps://hscif.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/068A0363bea_cut_web2048pxl-1024x716.png1024716domondadomondahttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/c721361ef69235ca03d3a1fa144e0a59?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Critical Theory, according to Max Horkheimer’s statement in 1937, forms the intellectual side of emancipation. To keep it alive, we have to relentlessly analyze the crises which shape our present and inform our emancipatory hopes.
Robin Celikates , Center Deputy Director, Berlinhttps://hscif.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/068A0086bea_cutout_web2048pxl-1024x683.png1024683Susann SchmeisserSusann Schmeisserhttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/f0e7200cc21fefd51a4d524c4f4492b5?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Critical Theory must start with concrete crises and struggles of the present, explore their emancipatory potential, and point out their limitations, potential convergences and counter-conditions. In this process of critique, which is permeated by tensions, it cannot occur without taking the perspective of the actors and their practices of critique and resistance seriously. This is particularly evident today in the discussion about migration and escape.
The founders of critical theory taught that the domination of nature implies the domination of people and vice versa. Understanding how this works concretely, in the past and the present, should be the task of a massive research effort.
Charles Taylor, Benjamin Chair 2019https://hscif.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/068A0416bea_cutout_max-1024x683.png1024683Susann SchmeisserSusann Schmeisserhttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/f0e7200cc21fefd51a4d524c4f4492b5?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Consciously to effectuate social change is the modern ambition. But after nearly 250 years, we still need to understand better what possibilities and perils are involved in transmuting fundamental institutions.
Eva von Redecker, Deputy Director, Berlinhttps://hscif.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/20180717_HSC__Eva-v-Redecke.png1000689Nina RismalNina Rismalhttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/1f5282558954b8d996670e617ed5ce17?s=96&d=mm&r=g