Faculty include Antonia Alampi with Suumil Móokt’aan, Armen Avanessian, Clémentine Deliss, Jeremy Dennis, Anna Mikaela Ekstrand, Nora N. Khan, Syd Krochmalny, Sanford Kwinter, Erin Manning, Warren Neidich (founder/director), Reza Negarestani, Barry Schwabsky (co-director), Javier Téllez, and Anuradha Vikram.

This year’s Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art has been co-conceived with Abdul-Karim Mustapha and will explore the concept of Cognitive Justice and the Crisis of Epistemology in collaboration with The Brooklyn Rail online and Residency Unlimited on-site in Brooklyn, New York. As a result of the acceleration of information technologies occurring at a blinding pace under cognitive capitalism, a conflict has erupted between scientific and non-scientific epistemologies and forms of truth. The term epistemology comes from the Greek words episteme and logos as they relate to theories of knowing and understanding. Cognitive Justice concerns the right of different traditions of knowledge to co-exist without duress. Especially relevant for us here are those forms of knowledge which have evolved in the so-called enlightened global North and those in the subaltern global South. We are suggesting that the struggle for global social justice, as it relates to the fair and equitable treatment of all groups populating a given state or society, is connected to the struggle for global cognitive justice and the two forms of justice are intimately related; without one there cannot be the other. > READ MORE 

Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (SFSIA) is a nomadic, intensive summer academy with shifting programs in contemporary critical theory that stresses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the relationship between art and politics. Founded in 2015 by Warren Neidich, the program consists of seminar-style lectures, deep readings, and experimental workshops. An evening lecture program is free and open to the public. Subscribe to our mailing list for updates.

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