about the organizers

Pedagogies of Disaster is initiated and organized by Open Access academic journal continent. and the Department of Eagles.

continent. seeks to map a topology of unstable confluences and ranges across new thinking, traversing interstices and alternate directions in culture, theory, biopolitics and art. We seek to engage the paradigm of academic journals, informing—as well as criticizing—existing standards through active engagement with art, politics and philosophy, while also remaining “media agnostic” and cross-pollinated. To this end we have gathered a number of contributing editors and distinguished advisors from around the world  to produce a quarterly publication of significance and meaning. continent. is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, open access, online trans-academic journal published (roughly) in January, March, July and December. In addition, we support an active blog featuring original content from around the world, drawing on movements and events in politics, thinking, art and literature from Singapore to Tirana, Copenhagen to New York.

The Department of Eagles was established in Tirana, Albania — the “Country of Eagles” — in 2011 as a weekly reading group bringing together students and scholars from diverse regions such as law, anthropology, computer science, and international relations. The Department of Eagles aims to create a conceptual space in which it becomes possible to think what the humanities in general and philosophy in particular may mean in an age of globalization, where thought itself remains nevertheless divided across continental rifts. The Department of Eagles has recently co-organized several events in Tirana, such as the exhibitions “Pyramids: Monument for Late Capitalism” and “Kukafshehti” (together with Aleanca LGBT).

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