8 Dec 2021 to 9 Dec 2021

Organizers: Sine Nørholm Just, Sara Dahlman, Erik Mygind du Plessis & Emil Husted

If the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that societal institutions that appear both immutable and indestructible, such as the right to peaceful assembly or the professional handshake, may come tumbling down surprisingly fast. Adding a pandemic to the escalating number of earth-shattering crises, then, has created general public awareness of what was already... more

18 Aug 2020

This session is part of the ephemera special issue on Standby as Mode of Organizing

Standby. On sociomaterial modes of organizing

Panel organizer: Laura Kemmer, Annika Kühn, Birke Otto and Vanessa Weber

Standby, in its technical sense, refers to devices that are neither on nor off. It... more

20 Feb 2020 to 21 Feb 2020

Survival itself has something nonsensical about it today, like dreams in which, having experienced the end of the world, one afterwards crawls from the basement.

T.W. Adorno, Minimal Moralia.

Critique is always a critique of some instituted practice, discourse, episteme, institution, and it loses its character the moment in which it is abstracted from its operation and made to stand alone as a purely

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25 Jun 2019
Touched by the ghost


A video from this event is now available here.


Join us, if you dare, at the Royal Cast Collection.

No need for complicated seances to evoke the ghost.

Stay still. Listen. Breathe in.

The ghost will find you.

To launch the ephemera publication ... more

14 Dec 2016

This workshop explores the relation between whistleblowing and forms of organizational power, and with critique. With the shocking revelations of Snowden and Wikileaks, and news of Manning’s mistreatment in custody, whistleblowing is a ‘hot topic’ in news debates. Even so, public perceptions of whistleblowers are rife with ambivalence; for some they represent ‘traitorous violators’ of a code of fidelity to their organization, suspicious figures who reject their obligations of loyalty to the... more

17 Dec 2015

This ephemera workshop aims to discuss how the study of ghosts and ghostly matters in organizations can contribute to an understanding of what organization and organizing is. It will explore the disorderly, the unexplainable, the uncanny qualities of organizational life and attends to all the different sorts of ‘absent-presences’ that haunt, disrupt, distort, trouble, and bother the smooth functioning of work life. Additionally, it aims to learn about fissures between... more

16 Dec 2014



… each kind of society corresponds to a particular kind of machine – with simple mechanical machines corresponding to sovereign societies, thermodynamic machines to disciplinary societies, cybernetic machines and computers to control societies. (Deleuze, Control and becoming)

… as a technologically mediated module circulating within the organizational complex, the

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23 May 2013 to 24 May 2013


Business as usual can no longer proceed without networked media. The work of organization is incessantly enmeshed with media systems and the grammar of code. Digital data has become the new empirical ground upon which reality is verified and acted upon. The governance of data is now a key managerial function in the organization of workplace operations. Think of the algorithmic trade in derivatives so central to banking today and a key factor in the global financial crisis,... more

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