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Iman Ganji

is a Doctoral Candidate in International Research Training Group in the Institute of Theatre Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. He was born in 1986 in Mashhad, Iran, and from 2004 to 2012, he lived in Tehran where he worked as a translator, writer, and activist, and co-translated 18 books from Spinoza and Marx to Benjamin, Artaud, Bataille, Blanchot, Deleuze, Guattari, Negri, Nancy, and so on. He holds three masters from Tehran University of Arts (“Philosophy of Arts), and University of Amsterdam and Warwick University (“International Performance Research”). His first master dissertation was “Collective Art: the Concatenation of Art and Politics”, a comparative study between art theories in Allen Badiou, Jacques Ranciere, and Antonio Negri which concludes in favor of the Italian philosopher. His other dissertation was “The War-Machine of Performance: altermodernities and bodies” in which he studied the alterglobalization movements and radical performance art groups took part in them from 1994 to 2003. Right now, he is researching on the new forms of struggle after 2008, in particular the Occupy, and the coming spatio-temporal relations emerged through the altermodernities dramatized and performativized by recent global cycle of resistance and struggle.