In-Statuere - Figures of Institutional Building

Frankfurt am Main: Klostermann 2022

‘Being together’ obviously means something more, such as being with some third, someone not yet present. If we had to describe this novelty in the development of the ‘In-statuere’ (de)construction, we would begin from the number of acts continuously enlarged, increased by the reciprocal activity of multiple actors. A group of individuals gathers to address a problem, transparently design a solution, construct a general plan of action for providing help, and organize a series of future actions in a disciplined manner that are intended to bring about a given social change. An institution is impossible if there are no experiments or a universal solution to a general problem, one that affects everybody. There can be no institution without the organization of joint resistance, and a project of counter-institution.

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About the Author:

Petar Bojanić is Professor of Philosophy at Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory (University of Belgrade/Serbia) and Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Studies South East Europe (University of Rijeka/Croatia), where he also instructs doctoral-level courses in the Department of Philosophy. He also directs the Center for Ethics, Law and Applied Philosophy (CELAP) in Belgrade. Furthermore, he has been a Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”.