June 12-16, 2017 @ Dubrovnik


Structure is the seventh installment of Conjuncture – an ongoing series of events on 21st Century philosophy, aesthetics, and politics coordinated and moderated by Nathan Brown and Petar Milat, since 2009 held at MaMa (Zagreb) and in 2017 for the first time at the Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik.

Structure is a pervasive quality of the physical world and of our cognitive relation to it. Yet while the concept of form has been central to the philosophical tradition since Plato, it was only in the twentieth century that the concept of structure was systematically determined and deployed, tracing a meteoric rise across the firmament of the human sciences before fading once more, or so they say, into the night of indetermination.

This five-day symposium will be devoted to the fate of “structure” — as concept and construction — in the twenty-first century. Approaches to our topic will range across philosophy, psychoanalysis, art,  science, literature, and cinema, asking what it means to think and to physically determine or investigate the constitution of “structure” today, while drawing upon theoretical resources past and present.

SPEAKERS: Aaron Schuster / Ada Smailbegovic / Evan Calder Williams / Victoria Brooks / Omri MosesAlexi Kukuljevic  / Nathan Brown / Joshua Wiebe / Robin Graham / Amanda Holmes / Ante Jerić Vladimir Tasić / Leonardo Kovačević / Pearl Brilmyer

Structure will also include an artistic programme, free to public:

literary evenings with Ece Temelkuran, Andrej Nikolaidis and Vladimir Tasić
a 2-day concert-installation by Alex Mendizabal
screenings of films by Ana Hušman and Heinz Emigholz.

* detailed schedule & programme-announcement [PDF-document]


Multimedia Institute – MaMa (Zagreb)  

Centre for Expanded Poetics – Concordia University (Montréal)

Kulturtreger – Booksa (Zagreb)



Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

Kinematografi Dubrovnik

Lazareti 1-5


Ministry of Culture Republic of Croatia
City of Dubrovnik
City of Zagreb
Croatian Audiovisual Centre