Federico Campagna is an Italian philosopher and writer based in London.
His latest books are Prophetic Culture: recreation for adolescents (Bloomsbury: 2021), Technic and Magic: the reconstruction of reality (Bloomsbury, 2018), and The Last Night (Zero Books, 2013).
He is Lecturer in Intellectual History at ECAL in Lausanne, Associate Fellow at the Warburg Institute in London and Critical Fellow at the Royal Academy Schools in London. He works as rights director at the UK/US radical publisher Verso, and as senior editor at the Italian philosophy publisher Timeo, which he co-founded.
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 started a 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.
He has a PhD from the Royal College of Art, London, with a thesis on Metaphysics and Metaethics in the Design of Strategy Video Games (available here), 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 is the creator of the library of worlds at the Beyeler Foundation, Basel, Summer Exhibition 2024.
He is the host of the podcast Overmorrow's Library, produced by the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève.
He was the philosopher in residence at Castello di Rivoli Contemporary Art Museum (Turin) for the year 2022.
He was Frances A Yates Fellow at the Warburg Institute in London in 2022.
He was the winner of the Premio Nazionale Frascati Filosofia Elio Matassi XIII Edizione, categoria esordiente, 2022.