[artinfo] Perspectives for the New University

Celikates, Robin R.Celikates at uva.nl
Wed Sep 9 15:43:38 CEST 2015

The new issue of Krisis, Journal for Contemporary Philosophy deals 
with the future of the university. The desire for a special issue on 
this topic was provoked by the Maagdenhuis protest at the University 
of Amsterdam in the early spring of 2015. The energy of surprise and 
enthusiasm released by the protests, the fact that direct and 
confrontational action "worked", that it was even taken seriously and 
responded to, seemed to open up new horizons. We strove to capture 
some of the imaginative energy that was released by these events.

The issue is organized along three points of focus: struggles, 
diagnoses and futures. Under the heading of struggles, the reader 
will find contributions that not only describe specific fights taking 
place but also be able to sense the passion and engagement. Diagnoses 
deal with the problem at hand. What is actually the problem and how 
can we grasp it in such a way that we do not argue ourselves into 
passivity? Finally, there are contributions which explicitly propose 
future images of the university, both in terms of structure and 
organization as well as alternative concepts and callings.



Robin Celikates
Department of Philosophy
University of Amsterdam
Oude Turfmarkt 145
1012 GC  Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Email: r.celikates at uva.nl

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