Workshop on Experience


We would like to share with you our new call. We’re organising a workshop in Portbou at the very end of August (27-29 August 2019). It’s planned as a small format writing and discussion workshop and our main aim is to share readings, understandings and analysis of some key texts and start organising writing projects (articles, reviews, research projects…) among the participants.

We hope you’ll find our call interesting! You will find it following this link to our Workshop on Experience.



Housing for Degrowth

Very soon we’ll be hosting a book presentation of Nelson and Schneider’s book Housing for Degrowth. Principles, Models, Challenges and Opportunities. We’d love to be able to welcome you all to this wonderful event and share a glass of wine or water with you.


International Simmel Conference

We would like to share with you the newest version of our conference programme. We’re all so looking forward to this!

For the programme, follow this link: FINAL A RELATIONAL ANALYSIS OF LIFE, CULTURE AND SOCIETY-4.

If you’d like to receive more information regarding this event, if you’d like to know more, or if you’d like to attend, please write an email to: or to


International Simmel Conference in Portbou from the 4th to the 6th of October 2018

Portbou Simmel

After we have worked hard and enjoyed first smaller preparational and locally oriented activities during summer, the Georg Simmel Association has closed the programme for the International Conference on Simmel – A RELATIONAL ANALYSIS OF LIFE, CULTURE AND SOCIETY.

As you might already know, we are counting with many of the most amazing scholars and intellectuals from all over the world that have worked with Simmel during the last decades. We are excited to engage finally our small but constantly growing community in debates and productive conversations along the legacy of Simmel and his relational approach.

If there are some of you who for any reason have missed the deadline for presenting a paper, we would be delighted to welcome you in Portbou as visitors, listeners and productive feedback providers. Please feel very much welcome! The aim of our conference is to build relationships along the very broad field of topics Simmel touched upon.

Please review the Travel Information to Portbou so that your journey is comfortable and smooth! Check our Facebook and Instgram (@wechselwirkungportbou) for latest infos, activities and reflections!




If you want to become a member of our association please fill out the form for the MEMBERSHIP IGSA and find further information!

The Journey Begins

Thank you for joining us in this adventure we’re delighted to be sharing with you!

The “International Georg Simmel Association for Relational Analysis and Creation” brings together scholars from different disciplines: philosophy, literature, architecture, intellectual and social history, visual arts, sociology and pedagogy, who share a passion for Georg Simmel’s works and who are willing to spend their time and efforts engaging in scholarly discussions regarding his fruitful oeuvre, but also exploring the meanings and meanders of Simmel’s legacy in our everyday lives, in our relations… in our Wechselwirkungen as Simmel would frame it.

This is why our non-profit association seeks to organise and engage in academic practices, exchanges and dialogues, but also wishes to explore sociability, culture and life beyond the academy and in close interrelation with the village that hosts us, Portbou, and beyond… wherever our members take us!