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Armen Avanessian was born in Vienna. He defines himself as a speech strategist, a publication activist and a platform creator. Based in Berlin, he trained in philosophy, literary theory and political sciences in Vienna, Bielefeld and in Paris with Jacques Rancière. He is a professor at several European and American universities. A founder of the bilingual research platform Spekulative Poetik, since 2014 he has been editor at Merve publishing house in Berlin. In 2017 he began to host a successful series of events under the name Armen Avanessian & Enemies at Volkbühne Berlin. He is a prolific writer, and has over a dozen books published, some of which have been translated into Spanish; Miamification and Realismo Especulativo will be out in May 2019, published by Materia Oscura, and Aceleracionismo published by Caja Negra (Buenos Aires). Also in English are Metanoia (Bloomsbury) and Irony and the Logic of Modernity (De Gruyter), to mention a few.

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