I am a philosopher and non-fiction writer. I normally live in rural Brandenburg, but starting January ’24, I’ll spend a lot of time in the Ruhr area, as I was awarded a writer’s residency by the Brost foundation.
My latest book Bleibefreiheit (“The Freedom to Stay”) is a long essay about life, death, and barn swallows. Bleibefreiheit pursues the idea of understanding our notion of freedom in a temporal way – as enjoyment of fulfilled time. The book was shortlisted for the NDR-non-fiction award and chosen as recommended book of the year by the SPIEGEL magazine. You can listen to me discussing ecological freedom and temporal literacy here.
My previous book, Revolution for Life (S.Fischer 2020), is now out in French and Spanish; further translations into Korean, Greek, Czech, Dutch and Croatian are underway. I present my critique of capitalist domination in the SystemShift Podcast; the short essay “Reproduction Rebellion” likewise captures some of Revolution for Life‘s core themes.
Praxis und Revolution, the book based on my PhD (supervised by Rahel Jaeggi and Raymond Geuss), is available in English translation by Lucy Duggan from Columbia University Press. Lucy and I chat about the book and its language here; a deeper take on its content can be found in the New Books Network podcast. My scholarly work on property and authoritarianism – in part pursued during an ERC-funded Marie-Słodowska-Curie fellowship at Verona University – builds on my 2020 article “Ownership’s Shadow“.
At Cologne Theater, I host the philosophical talk series “Eva and the Apple”. I have a regular column in the Philosophy Magazine and contribute op-eds and literary essay to The Guardian, Die ZEIT and Le monde diplomatique.
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