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Ingo Niermann in conversation with Jennifer Chert.

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  • May 25 2024 | 6:00 PM h - 8:00 PM h

The world is marked by deepening conflicts—between democracies and autocracies, woke and populist identity politics, rich and poor, continued environmental exploitation and harsh complications like climate change. In The Monadic Age, Ingo Niermann argues that, stirred by rapid developments in automation and AI, these manifold crises are about to culminate in a new paradigm of self-sufficiency—monadism—that overturns the liberal era and forces a reinvention of all social parameters. The Monadic Age unfolds in thirty-three autonomous—monadic—essays on topics as diverse as environmentalism, terrorism, geopolitics, housing, AI, language, charity, euthanasia, identity politics, tattoos, birthrates, war, religion, sex, and art.

Ingo Niermann is a speculative writer and the editor of the Solutions Series at Sternberg Press. Recent books include Solution 295–304: Mare Amoris (2020), Burial of the White Man (with Erik Niedling, 2019), and Solution 275–294: Communists Anonymous (coedited with Joshua Simon, 2017). Based on his novel Solution 257: Complete Love (2016), Niermann initiated the Army of Love, a project that tests and promotes a need-oriented redistribution of sensual love. His work has been featured at the Berlin Biennale; the Istanbul Biennale; documenta; the Venice Biennale; ZKM; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Niermann is Lecturer at the Institute Art Gender Nature, HGK Basel FHNW.

Presentation of The Monadic Age: Notes on the Coming Social Order
Ingo Niermann in conversation with Jennifer Chert
May 25th from 6 - 8 pm
ChertLüdde Books, Berlin


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