Announcing non-lectures for the unconventional
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Announcing non-lectures for the unconventional


Have you ever been stood up by a lecture, disappointed by a famous speaker or not so convinced of the expertise of the so-called “experts”? Have you ever wished you could be a more active member of the audience, engaging the usual suspects on matters at hand?

Announcing the first in a series of tongue-in-cheek (intellectually sound) non-lectures conceived to challenge the cult of personality and aloofness in the creative field, and to provide a platform for both experienced and upstart critical thinkers to exchange knowledge. This series uses the spectres of the usual suspects and the areas of research associated with their various oeuvres as a starting point for generating new conversations.

You are invited to participate in the first of these meetings taking place on Monday, the 26th of January, 2009 when Jacques Derrida will NOT be presenting an inaugural explication of the Art of the Non-lecture and the Spectre of the Public Intellectual. At 18.00 hours in de Nieuwe Ooster begraafplaats, Kruislaan, Oosterpark, Amsterdam (followed by refreshments elsewhere, please see blog for directions)

For further details regarding the background and framework of the project, reading suggestions for our meetings, or to ask questions and give feedback please visit
‘The Usual Suspects’ blog:
or email:

A project sponsored by Fonds BKVB