In June 2013, the Department of Eagles organized, in collaboration with philosophy and theory journal continent., the “Pedagogies of Disaster” conference in the library of the National Historical Museum, Tirana, Albania.
The conference was organized to address the fate of relation and the future of pedagogical practice in the University, and especially as it concerns the humanities, addressing the infrastructural or interpersonal changes in the modes of production as it relates to current academia and examining the elements and spaces of the rifts opening up in the polis of the University — its students, professors and administrators. “Pedagogies of Disaster” addressed the pedagogical horizon at a critical limit, asking for whom or for what are we teaching and from whom or from what are we learning?
The bilingual English–Albanian conference proceedings, edited by Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei, Adam Staley Groves, and Nico Jenkins, and translated by Jonida Gashi, were published by punctum books, containing contributions by Christopher Fynsk, Oliver Feltham, Adam Staley Groves, Julia Hölzl, John Van Houdt, Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei, Edith Doron, Urok Shirhan, Jonas Staal, Katharina Stadler, Andreas Vrahimis, Matthew Charles, Nico Jenkins, Justin Joque, Tijana Stevanović, Denisa Kera, Sina Badiei, Nick Skiadopoulos, and Judith Balso.
The conference was documented by photographers Marco Mazzi and Diego Cossentino.