Events | Armen Avanessian: "Future Metaphysics"

Detroit | September 30, 2019 | 3:00 PM

Photo: Polity Press

Part of the Deroy Lecture Series.

Lecture: Armen Avanessian—Future Metaphysics.


Armen Avanessian studied philosophy and political science in Vienna and Paris. After completing his dissertation in literature, he worked at the Free University Berlin from 2007–2014. He has previously been a Visiting Fellow in the German Department at Columbia University and the German Department at Yale University as well as Visiting Professor at various art academies in Europe and the US. In Berlin, Avanessian is the editor at large at Merve Verlag and in charge of the theory program at the internationally acclaimed theatre Volksbühne.  He is a co-founder of the bilingual research platform Spekulative Poetik (, conducting a series of events, translations and publications. His work is translated into various languages. Forthcoming in German are two monographs, One plus One and I –I (Merve, 2019), both written in collaboration with Anke Hennig. Forthcoming in English is Future Metaphysics (Polity, 2019).


Wayne State University
42 W Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

English Department Conference Room
10302 Maccabees

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 3:00pm

An event in cooperation with Wayne State University.

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