Giovanbattista Tusa


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Giovanbattista Tusa is a philosopher and video artist based in Lisbon, where is currently a Researcher in Philosophy and Ecology at the Nova Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA) at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa where he coordinates the research program X-CENTRIC FUTURES (

He has lectured in many institutions in Europe and US. As a documentary filmmaker and video artist, he has had his works screened in Cuba, the London documentary film festival, Biennale della Danza in Venice, Coimbra, and Paris.

He is the author, with Alain Badiou, of The End (Polity Press, 2019). He recently co-edited Fernando Pessoa and Philosophy. Countless Lives Inhabit Us (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021), PPPP. Pier Paolo Pasolini Philosopher (Mimesis International, 2022), and Dispositif. A Cartography (MIT Press, 2022). He is currently editing, with Michael Marder, Contemporanea. A Glossary for the 21st Century (MIT Press, 2023) and completing his manuscript Minima Planetaria.

He is the director of the Planetary Conversations, in collaboration with The Philosophical Salon (

He worked as an editor and translator from French and English for the Italian edition of L’equivalence des catastrophes and Exclu le juif en nous by Jean Luc-Nancy, Á la recherche du réel perdu, by Alain Badiou, Be my body for me. Domination and Servitude in Hegel by Catherine Malabou and Judith Butler, and Edward Said’s Freud and the Non-European. 

He is an integrated member of the research groups "Art of Living Research Group" and the "Lisbon Nietzsche Group" in the Culture and Value Laboratory (CultureLab), as well as an integrated member of the "Thinking Documentary Film working group", CineLab at the IFILNOVA Institute of Philosophy.

Research interests

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Continental Philosophy; Political philosophy; German Idealism; History of Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Philosophy and Cinema; Ecological Thought, Critical Theory; Contemporary Art; Contemporary Practices.

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, Doctorate, Derrida, Pensare l'à-venir (Derrida, Thinking the to-come), University of Palermo

… → 2011


  • BD Speculative Philosophy
  • Ecology
  • Technology
  • Climate Change
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Ontology
  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • BH Aesthetics
  • Ecology
  • Technology
  • Climate Change
  • NX Arts in general


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