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.
His latest work, De la Fin, co-authored with Alain Badiou, has been published in France in 2017 and then translated with new original essays in English (The End, Polity Press, Cambridge 2019), Portuguese (Do Fim, Cultura e Barbárie, Florianopolis 2020), and Spanish (Acerca del fin, Tinta Limon Ediciones, Buenos Aires 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 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.
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.