Birte de Gruisbourne
Birte de Gruisbourne is research assistant at Department for Media Studies at Paderborn University. She studied Philosophy in Berlin (FU & HU). At the moment she works on her dissertation on the relation of asymmetry and autonomization in caring relationships, developing an account of inclination as an affective virtue. Other research interests are disability studies, social philosophy and philosophy of science.
Panel "Affect Works“: Autonomizing institutional practices of care. What could it mean to rethink institutions as inclined caring arrangements?
28th May 11.30 am - 01.00 pm | Birte de Gruisbourne
Starting from Adriana Cavareros concept of inclination I will think about affective practices of care in institutional environments. By describing care not only as structured by asymmetrical power relations, but also as reciprocal and autonomizing I suggest to rethink institutions as caring arrangements. Since institutions despite their undeniable stabilizing effects also depend on reciprocal recognition, which includes active reproduction of its practice governing rules by subjects, there is also room (if little) to trouble institutional practices or rearrange them.