Toni Negri in Cambridge and London

23rd Apr 2017

1. On Tuesday 25 April Toni Negri will be in Cambridge (Gonville & Caius – 

The Cambridge talk (“Post-operaismo o neo-operaismo”) will focus on
possibilities of revolutionary organisation in our present time. We are
expecting that this will include material related to revival of the class
composition and inchiesta / inquiry methods that were developed in the
“operaismo” tradition in 1960s Italy – but adapted to the realities of
today’s post-industrial capitalism.

2. The next day, Wednesday 26 April, there will be a second talk, at SOAS in
London (Alumni Lecture Theatre, 7.00pm). Entitled “Chi sono i comunisti”),
this talk will explore what it means to be a communist today – and will
further probe the ideas and practice of “inchiesta”.

Both talks will be given in Italian, with brief printed abstracts available.

3. The London talk is now fully booked, but we are planning to video-record
the event and post on-line. Write for further details.

4. For the purposes of these meetings,one of the seminal
“inchiesta” texts of Italian operaismo – Romano Alquati’s “Capitale e classe
operaia alla FIAT : un punto medio nel ciclo internazionale” has been translated. First
published exactly 50 years ago. Contact the translator to obtain a draft copy:


5. Both meetings will also act as a book launch for Toni’s latest series of
essays “Marx and Foucault” [Polity Press, 2017, trans. by Ed Emery]. Copies
will be available for sale at the meeting, at discounted price.