The Raving Age: Histories and Figures of Youth, organised by Vincent Normand and Philippe Azoury. ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland / 28 March 2023.
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Selected Past Talks
Keynote speaker at When Men Cry the World Shuts Down, organised by Lea Kukovicic and Dosja Lotker. Bunker, Stara mestna elektrarna, Ljubljana, Slovenia / 3 March 2023. (video)
Food Cosmogonies, curated by Inês Neto dos Santos and Nora Silva. Online / 22 February 2023. (video – password: Expeditions23)
The Department of Xenogenesis, convened by the Otolith Group. IMMA, Dublin, Ireland / 28 January 2023. (audio)
The Shape of a Circle in the Dream of a Fish, organised by Lucia Pietroiusti and Filipa Ramos. Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, Portugal / 26 November 2022.
In conversation with Maragarita Gluzberg. Karsten Schubert, London, UK / 18 November 2023. (audio)
The Ambivalence of Design, organised by Brendon Carlin and James Kwang Ho Chung. Architectural Association, London, UK / 12 October 2022. (video)
Grottesco symposium, with Rain Wu, organised by Matt Didemus. Bunker, Torino, Italy / 2 October 2022
In conversation, with Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev. Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy / 11 September 2022
Public program for Damla Kilickiran. Bergen Kunsthall. Bergen, Norway / 17 August 2022. (video)
Mediterraneo, Festival di Immaginazione Meridiana. Andria, Italy / 17-19 June 2022. (video)
Award ceremony for Premio Nazionale Frascati Filosofia Elio Matassi XIII Edizione, with Luca Taddio, Massimo Dona' and Arnaldo Colasanti. Frascati, Italy / 30 May 2022.
Prophetic Culture, with Giulia Colletti. Salone Internazionale del Libro, Torino, Italy / 22 May 2022. (video)
Da Técnica à Magia, Bienal de Arte e Tecnologia (Index). Braga, Portugal / 12-22 May 2022. (video)
Institut für Bildende Kunst, Vienna, Austria / 05 May 2022
I Pity the Garden, Georgian Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale. Venice, Italy / 22 April 2022
God, with Sarah Shin, curated by Cory Scozzari. La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain / 10 March 2022.
7,8 Hz Meditations, organised by Mariana Pestana. MAAT Musem, Lisbon, Portugal / 18-19-20 February 2022.
Mythopoesis for Techno-Living Systems, organised by Ursula Mayer, Attilia Fattori Franchini and Rose-Anne Gush. Institut für Kunst und Kulturwissenschaften, Vienna / February 2021.
Worlds and Ruins (part 2), organised by Eliza Bonham-Carter. Royal Academy School, London, UK / 7 February 2022.
Metaverse, organised by Mimi Nguyen. MA Innovation Management, Central St. Martins, London, UK / 19 January 2022.
Hermetism, talk for Agnes Scherer's exhibition The Notebook Simulations. Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany / 15 January 2022. (video)
Outside Your Future, organised by Stephen Wilson. University of the Arts, London, UK / 6 December 2021.
Sound Quests, with Francesco Fusaro, organised by ALMARE. Circolo del Design, Torino, Italy / 26 November 2021.
Favole della Realta', Public program for Maurizio Cattelan's exhibition Breath Ghosts Blind. Hangar Bicocca, Milano, Italy / 18 November 2021. (video)
Gray Matter lecture series. Information Experience Design MA, Royal College of Art, London, UK / 4 November 2021.
Worlds and Ruins (part 1), organised by Eliza Bonham-Carter. Royal Academy School, London, UK / 1 November 2021.
Realities of Science Fiction, organised by Vassilis Oikonomopoulos. Luma Arles, Arles, France / 24-25 October 2021. (video)
Incite Seminars, Philadelphia, PA, USA / 13 October 2021
Chisenhale Commission: Abbas Akhavan. Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK / 30 September 2021.
Talk for Monica Mays's exhibition. RUPERT, Vilnius, Lithuania / 29 September 2021. (video)
New Now, with Reza Negarestani and Sarah Shin. Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St Petersburg, Russia. / 18 September 2021. (video)
What Is Reality?, organised by Younes Saramifar. Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands / 9 September 2021.
Exploring Artificial intelligence in Art. CRS4 - Centro di Ricerca, Sviluppo e Studi Superiori, Cagliari, Italy / 16 July 2021.
Gamer’s Metaphysics: on reality, worlds, and games. Royal College of Art, London, UK / 30 June 2021
Theory: nuovi immaginari tra sapere e fiction, with Corrado Melluso and Francesco Monico. Accademia Unidee, Biella, Italy / 16 June 2021.
Avalanche, with Carlos Casas. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France / 16 June 2021.
Prophetic Culture: book launch. Online event at Ignota Boooks / 3 June 2021.
Il Lavoro dopo il Lavoro, keynote talk at 'Il futuro dell’impresa, il passato dell’innovazione e il presente del lavoro' conference. Accademia Unidee/Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy. / 14 May 2021. (video)
Turismo Culturale per (Post) Adolescenti, with Andrea Lissoni and Carlo Antonelli. BIT Borsa Italiana del Turismo, Milan, Italy / 10 May 2021. (video)
AI & Conflicts: Artificial Truths, with Metahaven and Tobias Revell, curated by Krisis Publishing. MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy / 7 May 2021.
Prophetic Culture, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, The Netherlands / 14 April 2021.
Gamer's Metaphysics, School of Architecture, Royal College of Art, London, UK / 23, 24, 25 February 2021
Ethics in Practice, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK / 10 February 2021
Incontro con Federico Campagna, organised by Caterina Molteni. Nuovo Forno del Pane, MAMBO, Bologna, Italy / 16 December 2020. (video)
The Mediterranean World, organised by Alessandro Bava. Bartlett School of Architecture, London, UK / 17 November 2020.
Technic and Magic, with Bill Sherman and John Tresch, organised by Beatrice Bottomley. The Warburg Institute, London, UK / 11 November 2020. (video)
Voxels and Songlines: Making and Mapping in the worlds of Technic and Magic, organised by Jose Paixao. Institute of Architecture and Media, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria / October-November 2020.
Design From More Than One Perspective, MA Design Products Symposium, Royal College of Art, London, UK / 4 November 2020.
Worlds, organised by Robert Milne. Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, The Netherlands / 14 September 2020
Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA), public program curated by Sofia Lemos, Riga, Latvia / 25 June 2020 (video)
Interactive Architecture Lab, organised by Kevin Walker. Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London, UK / 5 June 2020
Ignota Hosts Federico Campagna: Prophetic Culture part one and two, organised by Sarah Shin and Ben Vickers. Online only / 28 May and 4 June 2020
Culture After the End of the Future (part 2), Royal Academy School, London, UK / 18 May 2020
Prophetic Culture. Information Experience Design, Royal College of Art, London, UK / 27 April 2020
24 Hours in Uchronia, organised by Helga Schmid. Somerset House, London, UK / 7 February 2020
S: MILE. A Trip into Synesthesia, with OMSK Social Club. Volksbühne Berlin, Berlin, Germany / 6 February 2020
Reality Settings: Art, Biology & Computation, organised by Aslak Aamot Kjærulff and Jenna Sutela. DAI Roaming Academy, Antwerp, Belgium / 28 January 2020
Culture After the End of the Future. Royal Academy Schools, London, UK / 20 January 2020
On Open Culture, with Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Emanuele Coccia, Andrea Lissoni, Stefano Mancuso, et al. Matera, Italy / 7-8 December 2019
Digital Earth Talks, Jameel Arts Centre, with James Bridle, Brendan McGetrick et al. Dubai, U.A.E. / 7-8 November 2019 (Video)
Annual General Exchange, Bidston Observatory Artistic Research Centre, Birkenhead, UK / 2 November 2019
Chiara Fumai, 58th Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Italia, curated by Milovan Farronato. Venice, Italy / 19 September 2019
Volcano Extravaganza: Death, organised by Milovan Farronato for Fiorucci Art Trust. Stromboli and Pompei, Italy / 18-21 July 2019
Magic as Resistance, organised by Susan Finlay and Jamie Sutcliffe. Camden Arts Centre, London, UK / 21 June 2019
Eikos Mythos, in On Facts and Fictions, organised by Warren Neidich and Antonia Alampi. Universita' Ca' Foscari and Zuecca Projects, Venice, Italy / 20 June 2019 (video)
Becoming Beautiful Ruins, cross-college lecture. Lecture Theatre 1, Royal College of Art, London, UK / 10 June 2019
Technic and Magic. Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, Netherlands / 18 May 2019 (Video)
Techinc and Magic. Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag, Netherlands / 17 May 2019
Technic and Magic, Avisen Live Festival, Albertslund, Denmark / 27 April 2019
Technic and Magic: world-building. Fondazione Pini, Milano, Italy / 9 April 2019
Keynote lecture. Magic, Exits/Endings and Water: How does performance escape? Conference organised by Theatre and Performance Research Association, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK / 6 April 2019. (Video)
Technic and Magic. UNIDEE/Fondazione Pistoletto, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy / 5 April 2019
The Language of Technic. Rewind Festival, Den Haag, Netherlands / 31 March 2019
Memory Theatres: the Renaissance art of world-building. IED, Royal College of Art, London, UK / 26 February 2019
Prophecy. Royal Academy, London, UK / 25 February 2019
Designing Time. Organised by Helga Schmid. Design Museum, London, UK / 23 February 2019
International publishing. IULM University, Milano, Italy / 4 February 2019
We Are Many. Art: the Political and Multiple Truths. Verbier Art Summit, Verbier, Switzerland / 31 January - 2 February 2019. (Video)
Infrastructure, Dark Radiation, and Public Affect, organised by Elisa Strinna, Marissa Lee Benedict and Daniel de PaulaJan. Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, the Netherlands / 21-23 January 2019.
Prophecy. Dphil seminar organised by Oreet Ashrey and Ian Kiaer. Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, UK / 17 January 2019
Technic and Magic. Royal Academy, London, UK / 5 November 2018.
Prophecy. Sparta, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany / 15-16 October 2018.
Animation and prophetic culture, at Animate Assembly, curated by Esther Leslie, Edgar Schmitz, Anke Hennig and Verina Gfader. Birkbeck, University of London / 8 October 2018. (Video)
Prophecy. Information Experience Design MA, Royal College of Art, London, UK / 19 June 2018
Technic and Magic. Dphil seminar organised by Oreet Ashrey and Ian Kiaer. Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, UK / 12 June 2018
Technic and Magic, with Franco Berardi Bifo. Booklaunch at Tate Modern bookshop, London, UK / 31 May 2018 (Audio)
Prophecy, with Lito Kattou. Point Centre for Contemporary Art , Nicosia, Cyprus / 19 May 2018
Technic and Magic. Sparta, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany / 9 May 2018.
Technic and Magic. École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, France / 2-4 May 2018
Prophecy, with Isabel Valli and Cally Spooner, King's College, London, UK / 21 April 2018
Technic and Magic. Syracuse University London, London, UK / 18 April 2018
Cosmogonies: Technic and Magic. Philosophical Club of Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia / 2 April 2018 (video)
Technic and Magic. London School of Economics, SU Philosophy Society, London, UK / 14 March 2018
Reality Engineering. Information Experience Design MA, Royal College of Art, London, UK / 16 January 2018
Technic and Magic. FORUM at the Royal Danish Art Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark / 7 December 2017
Reality Systems: Technic and Magic. Introduction to Visual Cultures, at Syracuse University London, London, UK / 15 and 29 November, 2017
Tecnica e Magia, as part of In Another World With Which Our Own Has Made a Chance Encounter, organised by The Institute of Things to Come and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, at Universita' di Torino, Torino, Italy / 23 November 2017
Guest, Ghost, Host: Machine!. Serpentine Gallery, London, UK / 7 October 2017
Technic and Magic, with Adelita Husni-Bey. 57th Venice Biennale: Italian Pavilion, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice, Italy / 8 September 2017 (Video)
Solidarity with Non-Humans, in conversation with Timothy Morton. Tate Modern, London, UK / 21 August 2017 (Audio)
Reality Systems: Technic and Magic. Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK / 2-3.30 pm, 10, 17 and 24 May 2017
Underground: Ecology, with Timothy Morton. The Showroom, London, UK / 18 March 2017 (Video)
ACCA (Art Critics Association of Catalunya) Simposium, with Carles Guerra, Rosa Martínez, Rózsa Zita Farkas at el. Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain / 25 November 2016
(adviser and speaker) Serpentine Marathon: Miracles. Serpentine Gallery, London, UK / 9 October 2016
Sweet Talk: The Achatic Rites, organised by Candice Jacobs & Erica Scourti. Near Now, Nottingham, UK / 1 October 2016
Saas Fee Summer Institute of Art: Art and the Politics of Individuation, with Franco Berardi Bifo, Nicolas Bourriaud, Isabell Lorey, Geert Lovink, Matteo Pasquinelli, Hito Steyerl, et al. – organised by Warren Neidich and Barry Schwabsky. Berlin, Germany / 5-6 July 2016. (Video of the lesson, and Video with Franco Berardi)
Night School on Anarres: an individualist anarchist Utopia, organised by Onkar Kular and Noam Toran as part of Utopia 2016. Cultural Institute at King's College, Somerset House, London, UK / 1 July 2016
The Esoteric Garden, part of Diaspore's Diaspora, organised by Lou Marcellin. Royal College of Art, London, UK / 25 May 2016
(organiser, chair and speaker) Design Interactions lecture series, with Franco Berardi Bifo, Federico Campagna, Will Davies, Mark Fisher, Adam Greenfield, Douglas Murphy, Saul Newman. Royal College of Art, London, UK / March-May 2016
The idea of the Public, with Dan Hind – organised by Mark Fisher and the department of Visual Cultures. Goldsmiths College, London, UK / 3 May 2016
Scale/Measure with Lucia Pietroiusti, part of Cally Spooner's Study Week. Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK / 15th March 2016
TalkReal London: European Alternatives, organised by Open Democracy. London, UK / 3rd March 2016 (Video)
Résistance(s), with Gayatri Spivak, Timothy Morton, Jean-Luc Nancy, Maurizio Lazzarato, Etienne Balibar, Boris Groys et al. – organised by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Brirnbaum and Philippe Parreno. LUMA Foundation, Paris, France / 26-28 February 2016
4 Atti sul Lavoro, organised by Adelita Husni-Bey. Cappella Farnese, Comune di Bologna, Bologna, Italy / 30 January 2016
Lust, with Huw Lemmey – organised by Guido Santandrea. For the opening of Cory Scozzari's solo show at Almanac Projects, Turin, Italy / 9 January 2016
'Speculative Beaching' a Desert Island Discs with Lou-Atessa Marcellin and Federico Campagna. The Function Room, London, UK / 27 November 2015
La Passione di Pasolini: Arabian Nights, organised by Giuliano Vivaldi. Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK / 24 November 2015.
Postanarchism, in conversation with Saul Newman. Goldsmiths College, London, UK / 12 November 2015.
Reality Engineering and the Problem of Nihilism. Royal College of Art, London, UK / 4 and 18 November 2015.
Transformation Marathon: Neo-Antiquity, with Lucy Mercer. Serpentine Gallery, London, UK / 17 October 2015.
Terra Firma: magic and the reconstruction of reality beyond nihilism, organised by George Moustakas. Auto Italia hosted by Art/ Work Association, London, UK / 23 August 2015.
The Coming Insurrection in Publishing: self-management, digital networks and social change, in conversation with Eric Hazan and Michael Bhaskar. The Horse Hospital, London, UK / 4 February 2015.
Where Theory Belongs: Federico Campagna, organised by Chelsea College of Arts. ICA, London, UK / 28 January 2015.
Extinction Marathon: The Root of Extinction. Serpentine Gallery, London, UK / 19 October 2014 (Video)
Lions After Slumber: Lavoro e Religione, organised by Care Of. Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano, Italy / 26 September 2014
Whistle While You Work: palpitations of productivity, with Mark Fisher, Lynne Friedli and Max Henderson. South London Gallery, London, UK / 20 June 2014
The Unique One: Max Stirner and political theory, with Saul Newman, Ruth Kinna, Carl Levy and Riccardo Baldissone. Goldsmiths College, London, UK / 19 June 2014
Organising Towards Anarchy, with Crispin Sartwell, Cindy Milstein and Waqas Ahmed. Live on Al-Jazeera English / 17 March 2014
Radical Thinkers: Federico Campagna and Saul Newman Present The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner, with Saul Newman. ICA Institute of Contemporary arts, London, UK / 4 February 2014
In Search of UIQ, screening and discussion, with Mark Fisher and Kodwo Eshun (Otolith Group). The Showroom, London, UK / 1 February 2014
'The Last Night' : a lecture on anti-work. Conway Hall, London, UK / 1 December 2013
AFTER WORK Conference, with Mark Fisher, Nina Wakeford, Preeti K Paul, Carl Cedestrom/Peter Fleming, and Ramona. Goldsmiths College, London, UK / 19 November 2013
Epicureanism and Anarchist Ethics, as part of The Icarus Project. The Wapping Project, London, UK / 27 July 2013
Education, War and Politics, as part of The Mental Furniture Industry. Flat Time House, London, UK / 13 July 2013
Radical Atheism and Transtemporality. Kunstverein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands / 28 June 2013
London Radical Book Fair: What We Are Fighting For, with Mark Fisher, Saul Newman and Emanuele Campiglio. Conway Hall, London, UK, / 11 May 2013 (Audio)
Radical Thinkers: Federico Campagna on Infinitely Demanding by Simon Critchley. ICA, London, UK / 23 April 2013 (Video interview for The Guardian)
What Digital Futures?: Happy Precarity, with Mark Fisher, Aaron Peters et. al. The Firestation, Windsor, UK / 7 February 2013 (Video)
Up the Anti: What Are We Fighting For?, with Mark Fisher. Queen Mary University, London, UK / 1 December 2012
Redrawing the Map, with Huw Lemmey. Somerset House, London, UK/ 10 November 2012 (Video)
RUN Morphogenesis: mantra, with Franco Berardi Bifo and Akseli Virtanen. Documenta (13), Kassel, Germany / 11 September 2012 (Video)
External Program: Egoism, organised by AAAARG.ORG. Southbank Centre, London, UK / 7 July 2012
Knowledge Against Financial Capitalism at MACBA: Recurrent Dreams - debt and fascism, with Franco Berardi Bifo, Mark Fisher, Amador Fernandez Savater et al. Museo del Arte Contemporaneo de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain / 2 December 2011
First international conference of SCEPSI: European School of Social Imagination, with Christian Marazzi, Franco Berardi Bifo et al. San Marino, Repubblica di San Marino / 20 May 2011 (Video)
Presentation of the documentary Il Trasloco, with Richard John Jones: The ICA, London; Arnolfini, Bristol; HEAD School of High Design, Geneva; The Parasol Unit, London; Kunstverein, Amsterdam.