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08 2023

"The Irrepressible Lightness and Joy of Being Communist"

Translocal Lecture Series on the Political Philosophy of Toni Negri

We want to celebrate the 90th birthday of one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th and 21st century with a translocal series of lectures. From the early writings in the frame of Operaismo and Autonomia to the broadly discussed books written with Michael Hardt, the Italian philosopher has explored multiple fields of thought and forged crucial concepts with the aim to understand the reality in order to transform it toward communism. In so doing he has contributed to the project of rethinking revolution in the present. The lecture series is meant as a collective embrace to Toni Negri and his living thought, affirming, showing and preserving the situated importance of his work for an uncertain future.

All lectures have been in English, broadcasted via audio live-stream and recorded for the transversal audio-archive.


University of Bologna, 19 April, 15.00: Sandro Mezzadra / Maria Rosaria Marella - La Forma Stato

KHM Cologne, 26 April, 18.00: Stefano Harney & Isabell Lorey on Toni Negri’s concept of Constituent Power

Amsterdam / Zürich, 3 May, 18.00: Rossella Biscotti / Gerald Raunig - Audio-Assemblage after "The Trial"
Languages: Italiano / English

University of Lüneburg, 10 May, 18.00: Serhat Karakayali / Roberto Nigro
"Antonio Negri: Philosophy of Subversion. From the Social Worker to Biopolitics"

Madrid, La Maliciosa, 17 May, 18.00: Montserrat Galcerán / Raúl Sánchez Cedillo / Mario Espinoza
La Filosofía del exilio de Toni Negri
A video-recording of the livestream is online at:
Languages: Italiano / English

Berlin, 28 June, 18.00: Verónica Gago / Marta Malo - A feminist kairos

Seattle, 12 July, 18.30 PDT: Prison, Revolution, & Counter-Revolution
Michael Hardt and Alberto Toscano discuss Antonio Negri's life, his political legacy, & the future of his communist philosophy.

Frankfurt an der Oder, 19 July, 18.00: Negri’s conatus, constituent power, and maroon resistances
Katja Diefenbach / Ruth Sonderegger / Pablo Valdivia


See also Gerald Raunig's conversation with Toni Negri:

Part 1 - Constituent Power:
Part 2 - Mesopolitics and Ecologies:
Part 3 - Multitude:
Part 4 - Common and Condivision: