Each of the main topics structuring the 5 days of discussion will be introduced by several questions. These questions will articulate and set the pace of the conferences and the workshops.
The history of communism, or rather, of communisms. Communisms achieved, disappeared or still active communist parties, defeated revolutionary processes, or interrupted ones. Genetic changes to communism that contributed to the tormented events of the twentieth century. This history, and not only the idea of communism, must be addressed, in order to conquer a new opportunity […]
A Critique of Political Economy
What has Capital become in the twenty-first century? How must we intend the “singularity” of neo-liberal capitalism? It is necessary, on the one hand, to understand, on a global scale, the new composition of labour and of exploitation. But also, clearly, the composition of Capital itself, between value extraction and finance. On the other hand […]
Who are the Communist?
Who are the communist today? What is the organizational vector that, to quote Marx and Engels, contributes to the “formation of the proletariat into a class”? Also: what is the relation between economic struggles and political struggles? What are the aims of a new economic policy built around the Commons? A thorough investigation into the […]
Communism of the Sensible
Common is in the first place “the Being of the sensible”. It is the sensible in which we are immersed, of our practices, relations, in which we are always projected. To reflect on the sensible means in the first place to look at the interaction between the Common of communism and aesthetics, the creation of […]
In the late seventies Foucault posed the following question: is “socialist governmentality” possible? Today global governance defines the State and its functions in a new way, and the question posed by Foucault becomes not only current but urgent. Also: is it possible to imagine or build institutions that do not converge with the State? Is […]