Dr Stefan Nowotny

Staff details

Position Lecturer in Curatorial Knowledge
Department Visual Cultures
Email s.nowotny (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 +44 (0)20 7919 7498
Dr Stefan Nowotny

Dr Stefan Nowotny was trained as a philosopher. His research focuses mainly on political theory, the linguistic and social complexities of translation and the entanglements of historical and contemporary epistemologies and imaginaries. While his writing deals with a range of especially philosophical and political topics, he has also repeatedly worked in collaborative art/theory projects.

Academic qualifications

  • MA in Philosophy, University of Vienna
  • PhD in Philosophy, University of Leuven (Louvain-la-Neuve)


Dr Stefan Nowotny teaches in the PhD programme Curatorial/Knowledge and supervise research projects on the curatorial, collaborative and participatory modes of art and knowledge production, institutional critique and new institutional forms, the differentiality of postcolonial conditions, and contemporary political practices.



Nowotny, Stefan and Raunig, Gerald. 2016. Instituierende Praxen: Bruchlinien der Institutionskritik (2nd revised edition including a new introduction). Vienna: transversal texts. ISBN 978-3-903046-04-7

Buden, Boris and Nowotny, Stefan. 2009. Übersetzung: Das Versprechen eines Begriffs. Vienna and Berlin: Turia + Kant. ISBN 978-3-85132-535-5

Nowotny, Stefan and Raunig, Gerald. 2008. Instituierende Praxen: Bruchlinien der Institutionskritik. Vienna and Berlin: Turia + Kant. ISBN 978-3-85132-513-3

Edited Book

Mennel, Birgit and Nowotny, Stefan, eds. 2014. Die Sprachen der Banlieues. Vienna: transversal texts. ISBN 978-3-9501762-7-8

Edited Journal

Brunner, Christoph; Buden, Boris; Dokuzovic, Lina; Hummer, Andrea; Hummer, Bernhard; Kubaczek, Niki; Lorey, Isabell; Mennel, Birgit; Minichbauer, Raimund; Mokre, Monika; Mulvaney, Kelly; Nowotny, Stefan; Raunig, Gerald and Sonderegger, Ruth, eds. 2014. transversal, transversal, .

Book Section

Nowotny, Stefan. 2018. Überlegungen zur Geschichte der “Gastarbeit”. In: Boris Buden and Lina Dokuzovic, eds. They'll Never Walk Alone: The Life and Afterlife of Gastarbeiters. Vienna: transversal texts. ISBN 978-3-903046-20-7

Nowotny, Stefan. 2015. Ent/Grenzen, Übersetzen / Un/Bordering, Translating. In: Andrea Van der Straeten, ed. Der Käfig ist auf und der Zoo zu. Vienna: Sonderzahl. ISBN 978-3854494461

Mennel, Birgit and Nowotny, Stefan. 2014. Die Sprachen der Banlieues. In: Birgit Mennel and Stefan Nowotny, eds. Die Sprachen der Banlieues. Vienna: transversal texts, pp. 9-25. ISBN 978-3-9501762-7-8

Nowotny, Stefan. 2014. Translating Citizenship: On Some Pitfalls and the Politics of Meaning in the Definition of “Europeanness”. In: Claudia Wiesner and Meike Schmidt-Gleim, eds. The Meanings of Europe: Changes and Exchanges of a Contested Concept. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 194-206. ISBN 978-0415857062


Nowotny, Stefan; Fuzinato, Jelena; Esposito Yussif, Giovanna and Kaverina, Ksenia. 2016. Suspending the Archive: Interview given to Jelena Fuzinato, Giovanna Esposito Yussif and Ksenia Kaverina. CuMMA - Aalto University Helsinki, Helsinki.

Nowotny, Stefan. 2005. Es kommt darauf an. Texte zur Theorie der politischen Praxis. UNSPECIFIED.