30 August 2017 | 20:00

XEN presents How could a posthumanist be?

  • Doors: 20:00
  • Start time: 20:30
  • Entrance: free, although donations toward covering the costs would be greatly appreciated


XenoEntities Network presents ‘How could a posthumanist be?' by posthumanist therapist and writer Johannes Klabbers.

How do we work out what is real, and how do we work out what matters?

We have invited Johannes to share his perspective on posthumanism after his words at Unsound in Poland last year triggered many thoughts and tangents on our current state of existence that resonated with me then and have continued to creep back into my mind ever since.

In Johannes’ words: How do we respond to an unjust world? That is the question that we must consider together and it is evermore urgent that we do so.

How do we respond to our own neurosis, our anxiety, our depression, the meaninglessness of our lives? What can we believe in? Who can we trust? What is wrong with the world? What is wrong with people? Johannes has been thinking about this for half a century and to him the problem has never seemed more urgent than it does today. At the same time the problem is also becoming more complex by the minute as the population of the world increases. Each minute another two hundred new humans arrive in the world. What do we have to say to them?

Nietzsche announced the death of god more than a hundred years ago. We need to invent something new. And fast. Let's begin now.

Curated by Lou Drago

XenoEntities Network (XEN) is a platform for discussion and experimentation focusing on the intersection of queer, gender and feminist studies and digital technologies, organised by Lou Drago, Pedro Marum and Rita Macedo.