“In order to live and trying to understand how to live you need to learn your milieu, paradoxically—you don’t understand your milieu because you never take it into consideration, it is too close.”

Kristupas Sabolius is a research affiliate at MIT (USA) and professor of philosophy at Vilnius University (Lithuania). He is the author of Imagination and Matter (ed., 2018, Vilnius University Press, in Lithuanian), Proteus and the Radical Imaginary (2016, CAC and Bunkier Sztuki, in Polish and English) The Imaginary (2013, Vilnius University Press, in Lithuanian), and Furious Sleep. Imagination and Phenomenology (2012, Vilnius University Press, in Lithuanian) as well as numerous essays, signalizing the contradictory function of imagination, appearing in all the major theories of Western thought. He is also an active public intellectual and a writer of novels, theatre plays and scripts, including The Gambler, Lithuania’s nomination for the foreign-language category at the 2015 Oscars.

(This talk took place on the 1st of December 2020. It was recorded online.)