Christoph Brunner

Christoph Brunner

Christoph Brunner is Professor (Juniorprofessor) for Cultural Theory at the Institute for Philosophy and Art Studies, Leuphana University of Lüneburg. He is also a principal investigator of the DFG Research Network “Other Knowledges in Artistic Research and Aesthetic Theory.” In the Research Unit, he is a PI of the SP Participatory Critique as Transforming and Transversal With.

He was awarded with the John G. Diefenbaker Award (Canada Council for the Arts) and will be hosted at McGill University’s English Department in Montréal, Quebec in 2019/2020.

His research revolves around the intersections between media, affect, and aesthetic politics. He focuses on contemporary social movements and their use of aesthetic techniques and strategies. The question of translocal modes of networking and organization, the use of embodied and affective forms of knowledge, and relational conceptions of subjectivity define guiding lines of this research.

At Leuphana he directs the ArchipelagoLab for Transversal Practices, where students and researchers experiment with different formats and forms of collaboration between art, theory and activism. The Lab hosts artists in residence, conducts the Activist Sense Workshop and Lecture Series, host self-organized student reading groups, screenings and performances.


Research Interest

  • Theories of Affect
  • Post-Structuralism, French Theory
  • Politics of Aestehtics
  • Process Philosophy and Radical Empiricism
  • Media Philosophy
  • Media Actvisim
  • Theories of Individuation, Collectivity and Relation


Recent publications are Technökologien. Wien: Transversal Texts 2018 (ed. together with R. Minichbauer, K. Mulvaney and G. Raunig) and Activist Sense: Affective Media Practices during the G20 Summit in Hamburg, in : transversal / EIPCP multilingual webjournal 2018.

SP 5: Participatory Critique as Transforming and Transversal With  

Leuphana University of Lüneburg
Institute for Philosophy and Art Studies
Universitätsallee 1, C5.405
21335 Lüneburg

E-Mail: christoph.brunner[at]

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