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Deconstructing Hegemony symposium

International Friends of Ilyenkov

Monday, 11 June 2018 at 09:30 - Tuesday, 12 June 2018 at 18:00 (CEST)

Deconstructing Hegemony symposium

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The event will be structured to enable maximum discussion.

Monday 11 June

Venue: Enhedslisten Office, Studiestræde 24, 1455 Copenhagen


  • The dialectics of concept development

  • Understanding Neoliberalism and the dialectics of hegemony

  • Ecological crisis, evolutionary theory and alienation

  • Building real utopias: the democratisation and humanisation of everyday life


2nd venue – short walk from Studiestraede

Centre for Person, Practice, Development and Culture, Psychology Institute Københavns Universitet

2.00-4.00pm: presentations and discussion continue

6.30-8.30pm Beyond Neoliberalism: towards a real democracy

Book launch and discussion with the authors at Støberiet, Kulturhus, Blågårds Pl. 5, 2200

Tuesday 12 June

Venue: Studiestræde 24, 1455 Copenhagen

Presentation by Anne Overgaard Jørgensen (Enhedslisten – Red-Green Alliance): On the challenge to European Left Parties

10.00-16.30 Discussions on: 

  • Neo-liberalism in crisis – resistance to Trump and Alt-right movements

  • Where is the state in all this?

  • Creating new power relations

  • The development of counter-hegemony as a revolutionary force

Invited participants include:

Seth Chaiklin, Practice-developing research, Research and Development UCC Copenhagen University

Mikhail Konashev, researcher, Institute of the History of Science and Technology of the Russian academy of sciences (RAS), St Petersburg

David Fernando Añazco Ojeda, researcher, Universidad Nacional de Educación, Ecuador

Paul Feldman, political analyst and author Unmasking the State, Democracy Unchained, Beyond Neoliberalism: towards a real democracy

Frank Hayes, democracy campaigner, Republic of Ireland

Penny Cole, IFI co-founder, anti-fracking campaigner in Scotland

Sarah Amsler, author The Education of Radical Democracy, University of Lincoln

Arto Artinian, author Radical Currents in Soviet Philosophy,

Borough Manhattan Community College, New York

If you wish to present a paper related to the symposium themes please send a 500-word abstract to by 1 May 2018. 

If your proposal is agreed, we hope to help participants with their travel costs. 

We welcome your ideas and suggestions for the programme. 

Do you have questions about Deconstructing Hegemony symposium? Contact International Friends of Ilyenkov

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Studiestræde 24,
1455 Copenhagen

Monday, 11 June 2018 at 09:30 - Tuesday, 12 June 2018 at 18:00 (CEST)

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The International Friends of Ilyenkov is dedicated to the Soviet philosopher Evald Ilyenkov, whose work on dialectical logic has inspired theoreticians, educationalists and political activists around the world. Since its formation in 2012, IFI has evolved into an international community, exploring Ilyenkov’s work as part of research into contemporary educational, philosophical and political challenges.


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