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Mara-Daria Cojocaru 

Presentation (Online)

Yalda Afsah, Secret Society Roller Club, 2022
Film still

Courtesy the artist

Philosophy lecturer and writer Mara-Daria Cojocaru ties in with themes from Yalda Afsah’s exhibition. On three dates in July, short videos on the relationship between humans and animals will be published online. By means of the contributions ANIMAL, ANIMAL LOVE and ANIMAL PAIN, Cojocaru invites the viewer to engage with the thematic complex of humans, animals and ethics.

The contribution ANIMAL is dedicated to the question, which scientific perspectives man uses to classify the animal world. What approaches and distinctions can be identified here? To what extent does the division into species and the dualism between humans and animals also present problems?


14.7. 6 p.m.: ANIMAL
21.7. 6 p.m.: ANIMAL LOVE
28.7. 6 p.m.: ANIMAL PAIN


Participating artists

PD Dr. Mara-Daria Cojocaru

*1980 in Hamburg

is a poet and lecturer in philosophy. In her research she devotes herself above all to questions of animal ethics and politics. Cojocaru is a private lecturer at the HFPH Munich, a Fellow at the international People Animals & Nature (PANworks) think tank and currently teaches at Karl-Franzens University Graz. She has received several awards for her writing activities, including the German Prize for Nature Writing (2021), the Mondsee Poetry Prize (2021), and the Bavarian Arts Promotion Prize in the Literature” category (2017). Mara-Daria Cojocaru is the author of numerous volumes of poetry as well as scholarly publications, including Menschen und andere Tiere. Plädoyer für eine leidenschaftliche Ethik (wbg Academic, 2021); the poetry collection Buch der Bestimmungen (Schöffling & Co, 2021); and Anstelle einer Unterwerfung, Gedichte (aswell published by Schöffling & Co, 2016).

Yalda Afsah, Secret Society Roller Club, 2022
Film still

Courtesy the artist