Bernard Stiegler Lecture

About the Neganthropocene and Its Economy

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Venue: 303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

We live in the Anthropocene. But is the Anthropocene bearable – that is: viable? Of course not. The Anthropocene is an Entropocene. Bernard Stiegler will show why and how it is necessary and possible to overcome the Anthropocene to enter the Neganthropocene – to found an economy based on a neganthropic value. Professor Stiegler’s lecture is this year’s French Scholar Lecture Series from the Consulat général de France à Vancouver in partnership with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC.

French philosopher Bernard Stielger is Founder and Director of the Institut de recherche et d’innovation (IRI) at the Centre George-Pompidou in Paris. He is also a Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmith College in London, and a professor at the University of Technology of Compiègne, where he teaches philosophy. Stiegler has lectured widely and published over 30 monographs on philosophy, technology, digitization, capitalism, and consumer culture. Among his best-known works in English include his three-volume Technics and Time (Stanford, 1998, 2009, 2010), For a New Critique of Political Economy (Polity, 2010), and his three-volume Disbelief and Discredit series (Polity, 2011, 2013, 2014). His most recent work in French is La Société automatique, 1. L’Avenir du travail (Fayard, 2015).

The post-lecture discussion will be moderated and introduced by Mohammad Salemy. A New York-Vancouver-based artist, critic and curator, Salemy has been investigating Bernard Stiegler’s philosophy of technology since 2010. Following the lecture, he will posit the importance of Stiegler’s ideas for thinking about art and cognitive economy in the negentropocene.

This event will be live-streamed on YouTube Live in cooperation with The New Centre for Research & Practice ( at:

This event is:
Hosted by the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVA) and the Bachelor of Media Studies, University of British Columbia and Western Front
Organized by T’ai Smith, Associate Professor (AHVA)
Sponsored by the Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies and the Consulat général de France à Vancouver