DICTIONARY

ARENA: MIND CONFLICT
Kartsen MEYHOFF
Denmark

BLITZKRIEG
Friedrich KITTLER
Germany

PAINE. MEMORY. A MEMORY-BOOK
Zoya YEROSHOK
Russia

WAR AND PEACE IN TERMS AND DEFINTIONS
Dmitry LOSKUTOV
Russia/Brussels

IMAGE WAR
Sotirios BAHTSETZIS
Greece

REDEMPTION OF THE HOSTAGES
Viacheslav IZMAILOV
Russia

WARS, WAVES, RULERS
Wladimir VELMINSKY
Russia/Germany

HARMONY (WAR SONG)
Yuki HIGASHINO
Japan/Frankfurt

CIVIL WAR
Valery PODOROGA
Russia

INTERPRETATIONS
Oleg NIKISHIN
Russia

INFORMATION
Dmitry ROGOZIN
Russia

ZONE INERDITE
Christoph WACHTER
Germany
Mathias JUD
Switzerland/Berlin

CLOWN (AT WAR)
Leo BASSI
Italy/Spain

CIRCLE OF WAR
Arkady BABCHENKO
Russia

CONCEPT - UNKNOWN SOLDIER
Oleg ARONSON
Russia

CORPORATION
Uzochukwu NDUKA
Nigeria

CAT-NOTATION
Joulia STRAUSS
Russia /Berlin

FACES OF TERROR
Anthony BEEVOR
UK

IMAGE OF AN ENEMY
Ljubov VINOGRADOVA
Russia

UN: CONDITIONS FOR PEACE
Vladimir PETROVSKY
Russia

REFUSAL
Roman SCHMIDT
Germany

HEROISM
Boris LEONOV
Russia

ANCESTORS
Nikolay PLUZHNIKOV
Russia

SERGEANT KOSOV: PEACEMAKER
German VINOGRADOV
Russia

RADICAL SIMPLIFICATION
Andrey TKACHENKO
Russia

SNIPER
Jakob BOESKOV
Denmark/NY

STRATEGIC CONFLICT PREVENTION
Anton IVANOV
Russia

LEVEL OF DISPERSION. ASHES
Ilya PLEKHANOV
Russia

FINANCIAL WAR (EX-VASION)
Sigudrur INGOLFSSON
Iceland

PRIVATE WAR
Obrad SAVIC
Serbia/UK

SHALAMOV:WAR/CAMP
Mikhail RYKLIN
Russia

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About the LETTERA.ORG project



The project LETTERRA.ORG is a Russian-based international platform, a basis for common intellectual research within the field of contemporary life. These are the works of those authors (writers, artists, intellectuals) that rather make the field of the modern life more transparent for us. That illuminate historical, ethical, religious, economic and artistic zones of our questioning . Also the very ways, the formats, the methods of working with the contemporary life that the project suggests both for on- and off-line activity grow out of the very possibilities and limitations that contemporary life poses before us.

 

The OFF-UNIVERSITY project is joint project of the “Logos Publishers” (Moscow) and “Falanster Bookstore” (Moscow)

 

Both the publishing house and the bookstore are well-known within the field of the intellectual life in Moscow. The off-university project was initiated in response to the crises of the symbolic aspect of the university, the commercialization of education, the appearance of numerous translations undigested by culture, the crises of the book culture and the lack of time on behalf of the readers. We suggested the platform of the intellectual book-store and the publishing house’s to attract the audience (those who buy books) and the lecturers (those who can speak about books and write them) to join together in the effort of recreating a symbolic (not just educational) space of the university. We asked those lecturers from academia whose work represents an intellectual challenge in itself to choose a personally important book on classical or contemporary philosophy. What this or that book and its line of thought can tell us within our “here and now” be it Plato, Aristotle, Chesterton or Thomas of Aquinas, or Heidegger or Alain Badiou? The statements of the lecturers were to combine a deeply personal approach to the theme, and the high criteria of academia. We also invited artists, journalists and critics whose work is imbedded in certain philosophical modes to join in and to introduce that mode through their experience as readers. The general topic for each and every lecture was “Philosophy as the critic of ideology”.

 

There were 4 sessions held already. Each session containing a cycle of 8-10 days. Every evening, non-stop. All 40 lectures of the first 3 sessions were recorded on video and laid out with the detailed commentaries on the site WWW.OFF-UNIVERSITY.ORG. The 4-th session will be laid out by January. The site will contain not only the recording of more than 50 lectures of the best Moscow intellectuals but their video statements, discussions and round tables, that will be held along the lines of the ideas of OFF-UNIVERISTY and as a part of the activities of LETTERRA. ORG.

 

The conference DICTIONARY OF WAR presented on this site is the second part of the LETTERRA.ORG project

 

It is connected with the questions of a common intellectual stage for different professionals speaking within their field of action. Using the frame of contemporary art, the sharp timing and gathering of people round the common topic of WAR the project aimed at creating a range of links and of unexpected intersections between the disciplines and the personae, thus creating a complex common experience of human action and attitudes within the non-human condition.

 

LETTRE INTERNATIONAL Russian edition is the third part of LETTERRA.ORG

 

It is a Russian internet version of an international project Lettre International uniting six national editions including Germany, Denmark, Spain etc. It is based on the famous archive of the German edition of Lettre International . For twenty years this edition gathered the texts of the leading authors – philosophers, intellectuals, writers, journalists and poets- from all over the world – including China, Latin America, USA, India etc. Some of the Russian authors were also presented in this edition (M.Ryklin, O, Sedakova, S. Alexievitch) participated in the German edition. LETTERRA.ORG aims at introducing more Russian intellectuals and authors to the international scene and at creating grounds for the perception of the best international authors within the Russian context.