Report Dispositif Workshop Luxembourg University

On June 20-21st, we organized an international workshop at the University of Luxembourg on the multidimensional concept of “dispositif”. A group of twenty scholars from various backgrounds – from philosophy and history to film & media studies – came together to discuss different perspectives and approaches to the concept. The workshop was organized by Maastricht University, University of Luxembourg and University of Groningen, in close relation to the NWO-research project “Changing Platforms of Ritualized Memory Practices – The Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies”. The workshop was co-funded by the University of Luxembourg and the Research Stimulation and Valorization Fund of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Maastricht University.

For the research project, the concept of dispositif is constructive as it allows us to think about the complex (inter)relations between materiality, mediated content and perception in home movie practices. Two more workshops will be organized later this year on other concepts central to our research: ‘generations & technologies of memory’ (University of Bremen) and ‘user typologies’ (Maastricht University).

See for the full report that I wrote for the research project weblog: