is a collaborative platform for creating concepts on the topic of "war", to be invented, arranged and presented at a public, two-day event. The aim is to introduce a series of concepts that either play an important role in the contemporary discourse of war, have so far been neglected, or have yet to be created.
On Saturday, September 26th 2009, 11 am, the "Cities and the New Wars" conference organized by Saskia Sassen will host the 9th edition of the Dictionary of War. 15 guests are invited to present a concept that plays a crucial role in the contemporary discourse of war and urban spaces: Ted Byfield (Parsons, The New School for Design), Tony Conrad (University of Buffalo, New York), Susan Crile (Hunter College, CUNY), Ashley Dawson (CUNY Graduate School), James Der Derian (Brown University), Fiona Jeffries (CUNY, Graduate Center), Danny Kaplan (Tel Aviv University, Israel), Jennifer S. Light (Northwestern University), Suketu Mehta (New York University), Rosalind C. Morris (Columbia University), Richard Sennett (New York University and London School of Economics), Ida Susser and Jan Schneider (CUNY Graduate Center), Gar Smith (Environmentalists Against War), Gediminas Urbonas (MIT, Visual Arts Program).
The Dictionary of War proceeds with a 8th edition at the Taipei Biennale, in Taipei, Taiwan.
The Taipei edition of the Dictionary of War features 15 new concepts that will be presented by artists, researchers and activists such as: Shaina Anand, Ali Akay, Tilman Baumgärtel, Annett Busch and Florian Schneider, Ti-Nan Chi, York W. Chen, Manray Hsu, Shih-Chieh Ilya Li, Brett Neilson, Nikos Papastergiadis, Gregory Sholette, Ashok Sukumaran, Ravi Sundaram, Sam de Silva, Hoy Cheong Wong
First organized in 2006, Dictionary of War is a collaborative platform for creating concepts on the topic of "war", to be invented, arranged and presented at a public, two-day event. The aim is to introduce a series of concepts that either play an important role in the contemporary discourse of war, have so far been neglected, or have yet to be created.
The Dictionary of War proceeds with a 6th edition at the opening of the Gwangju Biennale, in Gwangju, Korea. For the first time outside of Europe this edition takes place in the city of the Gwangju civil uprising of May 18, 1980, and in a country that is still in state of war.
The Gwangju edition of the Dictionary of War features 15 new concepts that will be presented by artists and curators of the Biennale such as: Ursula Biemann, Okwui Enwezor, Patrick D. Flores, Ranjit Hoskote, Abdellah Karroum, Hassan Khan, Hyunjin Kim, Jang Un Kim, Abdoulaye Konaté, Jarbas Lopes, Kerry James Marshall, Jo Ractliffe, Chung Seoyoung, Praneet Soi, James Merle Thomas
After a one year break the Dictionary of War continues with a fifth edition on January 25th and 26th, 2008 in Novi Sad, Serbia. Again 25 new concepts on the topic of war are presented in alphabetical order by artists, theorists, filmmakers, scientists, researchers.
The Novi Sad edition of DICTIONARY OF WAR features contributions by: Verica Barac / Hans Bernhard / Muha Blackstazy / Slavko Bogdanovic / Thomas Campbell / Jovan Divjak / Bojan Djordjev / Volker Eick / Galit Eilat / Albert Heta / IRWIN group / Vesna Kesic / Erden Kosova / Andreja Kuluncic / Geert Lovink / Jean Matthee / Sebastian Meissner / Metahaven / Suzana Milevska / Nebojsa Milikic / Gini Müller / Martha Rosler / Florian Schneider / Teofil Pancic / Zelimir Zilnik
The fourth edition of Dictionary of War will take place on 23 and 24th of February 2007 in Berlin, Sophiensaele. It will be the final edition of a first round of four events that have been organized to start this project. The session is concluding with a Postcriptum at the historic site of the unconditional surrender of German Fascism in 1945, today's "German-Russian Museum" in Karlshorst.
The Berlin edition features contributions by: Jonathan Allen / Christian von Borries / Arianna Bove / Heinrich Dubel / Stefan Doernberg / Felix Ensslin / Stefan Heidenreich / Emil Hrvatin / Peter Jahn / kuda.org / Andrea Moll / Vanessa Joan Müller / Quio & Darius James / Sylvere Lotringer / Brian Massumi / Khalo Matabane / Avi Mograbi / Martin Neumeier & Nathalie Landenberger / Michalis Pichler / Rimini Protokoll / Saskia Sassen / Armin Smailovic / Simon Starling / Marcus Steinweg / Stephan Trüby / Meir Wigoder & Irit Rogoff / Soenke Zehle
The third edition of Dictionary of War takes place in co-production with steirischer herbst on October 13 and 14, 2006 in Graz.
The Graz Dictionary of War features contributions by: Azra Aksamija / Franco Berardi / Jordan Crandall / Diedrich Diederichsen / Thomas Draschan / The Errorists / Peter Fend / Christine Frisinghelli / DeeDee Halleck / Andreas Hiepko / Michael Hirsch / Mansur Jacoubi / Stefan Kaufmann / Tina Leisch / Lawrence Liang / Warren Neidich / Ultra Red / Oleg Kireev / Sergej Goran Pristas & Ivana Ivkovic / Raqs Media Collective / Edgar Schmitz / Tris Vonna-Michell / Peter Weibel / Raul Zelik / Gesa Ziemer
The second edition of Dictionary of War will take place on July 22 and 23, 2006 in Muffathalle Munich. It is organized in collaboration with Muffatwerk and runs parallel to their project Crashtest Dummy.
The Munich Dictionary of War features contributions by: andcompany&Co / Julieta Aranda / Konrad Becker / Ulrich Broeckling / Hans-Christian Dany / Katja Diefenbach / Avery Gordon / Manuel Herz / Brian Holmes / Tom Keenan / Naeem Mohaiemen / Ivan Kucina / Ariane Müller / Marko Peljhan / Stefan Römer / Georg Seeßlen & Markus Metz / Erzen Shkololli / Eyal Sivan / Nora Sternfeld / Ingrid Strobl / Klaus Viehmann / Eyal Weizman / Akram Zaatari
The first edition of Dictionary of War took place on June 2 and 3, 2006 in Staedelschule Frankfurt. The video files of the entire event are online and available for download since Monday night.
The Frankfurt Dictionary of War featured contributions by: Apsolutno / Battery Operated / Shu Lea Cheang / Celine Condorelli / Dietmar Dath / Kattrin Deufert + Thomas Plischke, Frankfurter Küche / Azza El-Hassan / Anselm Franke / Carl Michael von Hausswolff und Thomas Nordanstad / International Festival / Mansur Jacoubi / Christof Kurzmann / Angela Melitopolous / Shimon Naveh / Hans Nieswandt / John Palmesino / Dan Perjovschi / Jan Ritsema / Irit Rogoff / Willem de Rooij / Susan Schuppli / Nicolas Siepen / Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss / Eyal Weizman / Ines Weizman