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A Thousand Little Machines: A/Traverso and the Movement of ’77

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT



In 1977 youth revolts spectacular in their intensity, creativity and violence would send shockwaves throughout Italian society. These rebellions, belonging to the autonomia movement, were characterised by a mass refusal of wage-labour and powered by novel experiments in communication, in particular the printed word. Hundreds of revolutionary newspapers known as ‘movement sheets’, would circulate Italy during those years, acting as little machines to produce political subjectivity.

Join us for the book launch for A Thousand Little Machines: A/Traverso and the Movement of ’77, with editors and contributors, Jamila Squire, Seth Wheeler and Nick Thoburn.

The book contains the recollections of the autonomist militant, philosopher and media theorist Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi on autonomia and the tumultuous events of ’77, told through the pages of A/traverso, the Bolognese movement sheet he produced with others between 1975 – 1981.In texts translated into English for the first time, presented alongside extensive archival material and stunning photographs, this book explores the subversion, exuberance and joy of the movement of ’77, while raising important questions about the role of creative collectivity and experimental communication for militants today.

There will be drinks after the event and opportunity to buy the book at a discount.

More about the book here: https://agitpress.net/books/p/a-thousand-little-machines

Register for the launch here: https://events.maydayrooms.org/e/12/a-thousand-little-machines-atraverso-and-the-movement-of-77


March 20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
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