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Accelerate the Left?
November 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Since 2013 and the publication of the #ACCELERATE MANIFESTO for an Accelerationist Politics, the term “accelerationism” has been haunting political discourses around the world. Behind it lies a political program that is explicitly directed against forms of politics prevailing in the radical left and attempts to tie in with the long abandoned ambition of the universal emancipation of humanity through reason.
This lecture gives an introduction to this relatively young, but increasingly popular current of left theory and practice. The aim will be to answer the following questions: What actually is accelerationism? What is the historical background of the development of this current? What are frequent misunderstandings of accelerationism? What can accelerationism offer us for political practice? And last but not least: Why do we need accelerationism?