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What are the critical functions of aesthetics today? How can aesthetics serve as an inquiry into the perceptual (aisthetic) modes of corporeal experience, and their social, technological and historical mediations ? How does the investigation of the sensible conditions of knowledge, the exploration of the imaginary grounds of political action or the engagement with artworks contribute to renewing an old task: the self-criticism of sensible reason?

The research group Aesthetics & Critique was founded in 2020 at the University of Fribourg. It aims at setting up a common platform for research in the field of the arts and society. Its permanent research workshop serves as a place where emerging as well as senior scholars can present and discuss new experimental venues for research.