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Michael Hardt 'The Subversive 1970s: The End of Mediation and Experiments in Autonomy' - Amiel & Melburn Trust annual lecture

Venue: Birkbeck Clore Management Centre

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In the 1970s activists in several countries conceived as “the end of mediation” the fact that protest and other forms of contestation were no longer being addressed with reforms by the state and other social institutions. One response to this situation was to experiment with autonomous forms of organization, both in factories and in various sectors of social reproduction and development. This lecture will explore what relevance these experiences of the 1970s hold for political possibilities today.

Michael Hardt teaches political theory in the Literature Program at Duke University.  He is co-author of several books with Antonio Negri, including 'Empire'.  His most recent book is 'The Subversive Seventies'.  Together with Sandro Mezzadra he hosts The Social Movements Lab.

The event is a lecture followed by a wine reception.

Doors open: 5.45 pm
Talk starts: 6.15 pm

The annual lecture is organised by the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and supported by Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust

This event is free and open to all but registration is required. Please click on the 'book your place' link at the top of the page to secure your place.

After popular demand, and as the in-person event is now sold out, we are pleased to announce that the lecture will be recorded by the Derek Jarman Lab as well as livestreamed. We have released additional tickets for virtual streaming.

Disclaimer: Please note that this lecture is not designed as an online event and therefore virtual attendees will not be able to interact with Michael Hardt and Esther Leslie through the chat/mic functions.


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