university of tokyo
Seminar of Contemporary Thought and Philosophy (2021-, Spring & Autumn Semester, Undergraduate)
Reading Félix Ravaisson’s De l’habitude (1838), we will consider the problem of habit. This class aims to learn how to read texts written in French and draw some meaningful questions through readings and discussions.
Seminar of Culture and Representation (2021-, Spring & Autumn Semester, Graduate)
Reading Peter Szendy’s Kant chez les extraterrestres (2011), we will consider representations of the “earth” in contemporary thought and visual culture. This class aims to learn how to read texts written in French and draw some meaningful questions through readings and discussions.
Seminar of Culture and Representation (2020-, Spring & Autumn Semester, Undergraduate)
In this seminar, we will set topics related to “representation” in a broad sense and cultivate applied skills to deepen your research in the future. Here, you can understand the term “representation” to be the same as the so-called “image.” In other words, it includes everything from the pictures we draw in our minds to the images we associate with certain sounds and smells, and even reproduced images such as photographs and movies. This seminar also aims to enable students to take a multifaceted approach to the various ideas surrounding us by crossing over knowledge from multiple fields, including the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Tokyo university of the arts
Curatorial and Art Theory (2020-, Autumn Semester, Graduate)
This class focuses on an epoch-making contemporary art exhibition, Les immatériaux (Centre Pompidou, 1985), co-curated by French philosopher Jean-François Lyotard (1924-98) and Thierry Chaput. Since 2015, 30 years after the exhibition, not a few scholars have been attracted to Les immatériaux including philosopher Yuk Hui, who edited 30 Years After Les Immatériaux: Art, Science and Theory (Lüneburg: meson press, 2015) with Andreas Broeckmann. In this class, students are required to work on the broad materials of the exhibition and to learn how to research on contemporary art exhibitions.