14.05.24 16:00 – 18:00 Lecture

“Respect for Reality – Unfeeling and Grief in the Ecological Crisis” (Henrike Kohpeiß, FU Berlin)

On May 14, 2024, Dr. Henrike Kohpeiß will visit us in Eichstätt to give a guest lecture and teach a workshop for our fellows. The lecture is publicly accessible and will be held in room O17-106 at the KU Eichstätt from 4 to 6 pm. You can also join via Zoom! Please find the link for this below!

Henrike Kohpeiß is a philosopher and postdoctoral researcher at the SFB 1171 “Affective Societies” at Freie Universität Berlin. Please find the abstract for her talk below:

The accelerating climate crisis and its effects on eco systems, economies and societies constitutes a challenging aspect of reality. Yet, the imminent threat and concrete consequences seem strangely absent in daily lives and future imaginaries in the global north. Rather, different forms of affective evasion – or, unfeeling – structure social life and protect it from the crisis’ disruptive force. According to Freud, the labour of mourning is the condition under which a sense for reality can be accessed again after an experience of catastrophe or loss. How can a thorough examination of the deep “structures of unfeeling” (Berlant) and a practice of mourning reconfigure the “respect for reality” (Freud) that appears weakened?

The lecture will be livestreamed on Zoom. If you would like to join, please use this link:

Meeting-ID: 623 3277 8923
Kenncode: 041526