The Other Shapes of Art’s fifth guest: Federico Campagna – philosopher, PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art

Federico Campagna is an Italian philosopher based in London. His research combines metaphysics, theology and cultural studies, with the aim of exploring fundamental strategies for emancipation in the 21st century. His latest books are Technic and Magic: the reconstruction of reality (Bloomsbury, 2018), Quarant’Anni Contro il Lavoro (with Franco Berardi ‘Bifo’; Derive Approdi, 2017), and The Last Night: antiwork, atheism adventure (Zero Books 2013). His next book, Prophetic Culture: recreation for post-future adolescents, is forthcoming with Bloomsbury in 2021. Federico Campagna works as a visiting lecturer and tutor in the master program NonLinear Narratives at KABK (The Hague), and has previously taught at the Royal Academy (London), Royal College of Art (London), Goldsmiths College (London).

He has spoken in international venues including 57th and 58th Venice Biennale (Venezia), Documenta 13 (Kassel), Serpentine Gallery (London), Tate Modern (London), Jameel Arts Centre (Dubai),  Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art (Moscow), MACBA (Barcelona), Het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam).

He is currently a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art, with a thesis on Metaphysics and Metaethics in the Design of Strategy Videogames for which he’s been awarded a LDoc scholarship.

Federico is also the Rights Director at the radical publisher Verso Books (London/New York).

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