2 AND 3 MARCH 2018
Venue: Meier Auditorium. Access for people with reduced mobility through the Meier building (museum reception)
The seminar will be in various languages, with simultaneous translation.
FRIDAY 2 MARCH
11 am Presentation by Jaime Vindel and Marcelo Expósito, directors of the seminar
11.30 am Theory of the comrade
Jodi Dean. Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York
12.45 pm Coffee break
1 pm Art of production from Lenin to Stalin
Christina Kiaer. Professor of Modern Art at Northwestern University. Specialist in Russian and Soviet art.
2.15 pm Lunch break
4.30 pm Back to the USSR: Soviet communism as an autonomous route to capitalism
Anselm Jappe. Philosopher and theoretician specialising in the ideas of Guy Debord.
5.45 pm Bad news: materialism. Notes for a praxeological reformulation of the materialist programme
César Rendueles. PhD in Philosophy and Professor of Sociology at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid.
SATURDAY 3 MARCH
10.30 am Dispossession as an epistemology of criticality
Athena Athanasiou. Professor of Social Anthropology and Gender Theory at the Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences, Athens.
11.45 am Are we and will we be the same after drinking and living from the commons?
María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop. Professor of Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy and Human Rights at the Carlos III University, Madrid
1 pm Break
1.15 pm The municipalism and the construction of the commons
Gerardo Pisarello. First Deputy Mayor for Economy and Labor, Digital City and International Relations of the Barcelona City Council
2.30 pm Lunch break
4.30 pm Wars of race, sex and class after the financial collapse
Maurizio Lazzarato. Sociologist and philosopher
6 pm The second coming (of what?)
Presentation and screening of the film Comunismo futuro
Franco Berardi, Bifo. Cultural and media activist and multidisciplinary philosopher.
Previous to the seminar, there will be the following workshops, exclusively for PEI students: A philosophical and political platform to consider the commons by María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop and Art of production from Lenin to Stalin by Christina Kiaer.