Friendships and Federations of Care, Nelly at Hannah Arendt Center annual conference

12th – 13th October 2023, Bard College, NYC

Join Nelly for a discussion and breakout session on Friday 13rd October on the shaping of friendships; from one-to-one to the clusters on the dancefloor and multiverses, how do friendships form and shape decentralised models to support alliances and federations of care across organised communities?

This event is presented by Hannah Arendt Center, Center for Civic Engagement . Nelly is an Associate Fellow of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities.

The conference on Friendship and Politics brings together writers, thinkers, activists, and artists to collectively think about the importance of friendship in our world. We will ask: 

  • What is friendship? And Why is it so meaningful?
  • Is there a crisis of friendship today? And if so, why?
  • Do identity politics and the culture of individualism stand in the way of friendship?
  • How can we nurture the intimate and public friendships that allow us to flourish?
  • Epistolary friendships are an old tradition. What is the possibility of long-distance epistolary friendships in the internet age?
  • Does social media make possible new types of friendships?

To find out more about the event, to join and participate, please follow this link.

About the Hannah Arendt Center

The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities cares for and makes available the Hannah Arendt Library, which houses nearly 5,000 books from Arendt’s personal library, many with marginalia and notes. The Center oversees a variety of programs—the Courage to Be, Campus Plurality Forum, and the Virtual Reading Group, among others—that combine courses, symposia, blogs, and oral histories to bring Arendt’s fearless style of thinking to a broad audience. The Center hosts lectures, special events, and themed dinner parties on Hannah Arendt and relevant topics, all leading up to the annual fall conference, where philosophers, thinkers, and activists come together at Bard College's Annandale campus to discuss contemporary issues. Above all, the Center provides an intellectual space for passionate, uncensored, nonpartisan thinking that reframes and deepens the fundamental questions facing our nation and our world.