Texte zum Thema „Kontingenz“

Education in the Present Tense [1]

8. April 2021
The attempt to grasp the present as a general condition, that is, to understand the historical specificity of today and transform that understanding into timely actions within the present, lies in the heart of modernity. When the world is formed by us (and not through divine interventions), the present becomes a moment of action: if we want to take our destiny in our own hands, we must act now rather than later. As a condition, the present is inherently contingent: it is a place of contestation where not only different realities coincide, but also where the tension between the past and the future is manifested. This is what Hannah Arendt (1961) had in mind when she gave her “six exercises in political thought” the title Between Past and Future. Instead of joining tradition and telos (that is, sustaining a continuity between the past to the future), the present presents itself, for Arendt, as a gap. Since the attempts to close this gap easily evoke problems (like fascist restorations of a Golden Age), Arendt’s task was to write about “how to move in this gap–the only region perhaps where truth eventually will appear” (Arendt 1961: 14).

Forschendes Lernen und Forschen lernen in der Fachdidaktik (und darüber hinaus). Das Modell ‚Forschungspraktikum’ an der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste

5. Dezember 2013

Beitrag zur Tagung der Wissenschaftlichen Sozietät Kunst Medien Bildung „Was bedeutet „Forschungsorientierung“ für die Lehrerbildung?“ am 28.06.2013 an der Universität Osnabrück Die Tagung der Wissenschaftlichen Sozietät Kunst | Medien | Bildung vom 28. Juni 2013 widmete sich der Frage nach der Bedeutung von ‚Forschungsorientierung’ für die Lehrendenbildung. Die Leitfragen der Tagung (Was heisst ‚Forschungsorientierung’ in […]

Eine neue Kunst für eine neue Gesellschaft?

5. Oktober 2011

„Die Kunst der nächsten Gesellschaft ist leicht und klug. Sie weicht aus und bindet mit Witz.Ihre Bilder, Geschichten und Töne greifen an und sind es nicht gewesen.“ Dirk Baecker, These 7 (zweite Fassung) „[T]o use the word social for such a process is legitimated by the oldest etymology of the word socius: ‚someone following someone else‘, […]