Federico Campagna + Liliana Coutinho
From Technic to Magic
Moderated by Liliana Coutinho
Talk in English
Federico Campagna is a philosopher and writer. He spent over twenty years in Milan, where he was active in the anarchist/autonomist networks and co-founded the street-poetry collective Eveline. In 2007 he moved to London, where he lives. In 2009 he starteda long-term collaboration with the Italian Autonomia philosopher Franco Berardi ‘Bifo’. In that same year, he co-founded the (now defunct) multilingual platform for critical theory Through Europe. Federico’s latest books are “Prophetic Culture: recreationfor adolescents” (Bloomsbury: 2021), “Technic and Magic: the reconstruction of reality” (Bloomsbury, 2018), and “The Last Night” (Zero Books, 2013). Federico has a PhD from the Royal College of Art, London, with a thesis on “Metaphysics and Metaethics in the Design of Strategy Video Games”; he has an MSc and a BSc in Economics and Management of the Arts from Bocconi University, Milan, and an MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths University, London. He works as lecturer and tutor in the MA NonLinear Narrative at KABK (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten), Den Haag, the Netherlands, and as the director of the rights department at Verso Books. He is the host of the podcast Overmorrow’s Library, produced by the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève. He is the philosopher in residence at Castello di Rivoli Contemporary Art Museum (Turin) for the year 2022.