14 Jul. 2023

100 Years Later: The Frankfurt School and the Now — a Symposium

Join Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, Goethe-Institut New York, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung New York Office, and n+1 magazine as we mark the occasion of the Frankfurt School’s centennial anniversary.

The “Frankfurt” Institute for Social Research is 100 years old. Yet its guiding question—of “the connection between the economic life of society, the psychical development of individuals, and the changes in the realm of culture”—remains as urgent as ever. How, on the 100th anniversary of the Institute’s founding, can we understand the meaning(s), methods, challenges, and insights of Frankfurt School “Critical Theory”? And to what extent, 100 years later, can it help us make sense of the problems of a present that’s at once radically different from the world of 1923 and, as a moment likewise in capitalist modernity, fundamentally similar?

WHERE: Goethe-Institut New York, 30 Irving Place, New York City

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, 2023

Participants include guests Seyla Benhabib, Moira Weigel, Jodi Dean, William Paris, Adam Shatz, Fumi Okiji, Nathan Duford, Aaron Benanav, Kate Wagner, Paul North, Eduardo Mendieta, and BISR faculty Ajay Singh Chaudhary, Samantha Hill, Rebecca Ariel Porte, Barnaby Raine, Isi Litke, Nathan Shields, Michael Stevenson, and Loren Dent.

A complete program schedule and list of participants is available here. The event is free to attend (and will also stream live to the BISR Facebook page).

RSVP here.

Organized by the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. Co-Sponsored by Goethe-Institut New York, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, and n+1 magazine.