Free Individuals or Collective Freedom? In this new HKW podcast episode of THE WHITE WEST: WHOSE UNIVERSAL, Barnor Hesse talks with (theory-tutor@DAI) Ana Teixeira Pinto and Anselm Franke about his concept of foreclosure, how it manifests itself in liberalism and about Isaiah Berlin’s concept of positive and negative liberty.

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In classic concepts of liberalism, slavery appears only as a metaphor. Why do they obscure the unfreedom of actual enslaved people? 

The legacies of colonialism tend to find expression in a language that contemporary audiences find familiar and compelling, and hence remain largely unquestioned. In the run-up to the conference The White West IV: Whose Universal? (summer 2021), the podcast invites participants of the conference and other experts to discuss the overlaps between metaphysical predicates and colonial formations.

A podcast by Kader Attia, Ana Teixeira Pinto and Anselm Franke with contributions by Norman Ajari, Ramon Amaro, Florian Cramer, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Priyamvada Gopal, Barnor Hesse, Donna V. Jones, Rajkamal Kahlon, David C. Lloyd, Olivier Marboeuf, Dirk Moses, Nikhil Pal Singh, Felix Stalder, Françoise Vergès and others.