Sjoerd van Tuinen
The Politics of Resentment
23, 25, 26.03.2021
12h–14h30, 15h30–18h


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How is it possible that people vote against their economic self-interest? What motivates a suicide bomber? Why do people throw themselves in the arms of authoritarian leaders like lemmings into the abyss? Neo-reactionary tendencies in political culture, such as nationalism, populism, fundamentalism, and large-scale conspiracy theories, together with the culture of naming, blaming, shaming and claiming, challenge us to reconsider the anti-social affect of ressentiment: a toxic brew of hatred, frustration, humiliation, and indignation, conditioned by passivity. We will explore the theoretical genealogy of this essentially polemic concept, interpret the shifting political stakes that are expressed in it, and evaluate the consistency and coherence with which it is currently put to use in public and academic discourse on social struggle.

Sjoerd van Tuinen is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam and co-founder of the Erasmus Institute for Public Knowledge. After his PhD (Ghent 2009) on Leibniz and Deleuze, he has had visiting affiliations with universities in London, Berlin, Vienna, New York and Princeton. Rooted in continental philosophy, his interests are in metaphysics, aesthetics, social and political theory, and the history of philosophy. Sjoerd’s work consists of commentary on classical and contemporary philosophers and multimedia engagements across the arts and humanities. He specialises in ecophilosophy, posthumanism, and critical theories of art, affect, debt, history, and care. Following his first monograph, Sloterdijk: Ein Profil (UTB/Fink Verlag, 2006), he has edited over twenty books and special issues, including Deleuze and The Fold: A Cri­tical Reader (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), Deleuze and the Passions (New York: Punctum Books, 2016), Speculative Art Histories (Edinburgh University Press, 2017), The Pole­mics of Ressentiment: Variations on Nietzsche (Bloomsbury, 2018), and a series of theory books with V2_, Institute for Unstable Media (Rotterdam/NAi Publishers).

Registration is free, but limited. Please send an email with a short CV to by 14.03.2021. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email. The seminar will be in English.


Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º C
1050-021 Lisboa, Portugal
Monday to Friday, 10h00 to 13h00,
14h30 to 19h00

Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55

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11.-13.03.2020, 11 am, 2 pm

Auditorium Goethe-Institut, Lisbon

Independent Study Programme
Call 2022
Until 20.09.2021

Sjoerd van Tuinen

The Politics of Resentment

23, 25, 26.03.2021
12h–14h30, 15h30–18h


Sjoerd van Tuinen
The Politics of Resentment
12h–14h30, 15h30–18h

The seminar will take place online only.

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From One Institution to Another: Presenting Situated Aesthetics



Fogo Island Dialogues
Atlantic Codes
November 8–9, 2019

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lumiar Cité

Lumiar Cité

Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 15h00 to 19h00
and by appointment.
Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70 | 21 352 11 55

Ao descer a escada
Há um degrau p’ra me sentar.
Não há outro degrau
Onde descansar.
Não estou lá em baixo
Nem lá em cima estou.
Estou é na escada
Onde sempre estou.

Ao subir a escada
Não estou em cima, nem em baixo.
Não estou na creche,
Nem mesmo no sopé, acho.
Ideias estranhas começam a girar
Na minha cabeça
Fora do lugar!

Tonio Kröner
09.11.2019 - 02.02.2020

26.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth Buchmann

Thompson, Jürgen Bock

26.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth Buchmann

Judith Barry
All the light that's ours to see

Extended until 6 December 2020

In line with revised recommendations from the authorities, we are postponing the exhibition, which was scheduled to open on 28 March. A new date will be communicated in due course.

Loretta Fahrenholz
Circle Navel Nil
24.04. – 27.06.2021

24.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth

Buchmann, Loretta Fahrenholz and Jürgen Bock

Veit Stratmann
13.11.2021 – 30.01.2022

15.01 | 17h Guided tour and conversation

with the artist

Lumiar Cité is closed for the summer break between 16 and 31 August.

In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:

Tiffany Chung
Thu Thiêm: an archaeological
project for future remembrance
08.06. - 08.09.2019

Johann Jacobs Museum

Maumaus / Lumiar Cité
is funded by Ministério da Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar

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