New Lines of Alliance – New Spaces of Liberty

The encounter of Félix Guattari and Antonio Negri took place in 1977. So this approchement serves merely to mark, with perhaps too far-fetched an image, the way that this book could be read today: as a call to respond to defeat by reaffirming faith in collective revolutionary action; with new  forms of organising, new ways of association, and new singularisations of collective subjectivity combining militancy with creativity.

This response to a defeat of a collective movement asks us  to  recommence thinking  a way out  from the defeat; recognising  the depth of  the defeat while at  the same  time declaring faith in the ideas and practices that characterised the movement. This book can, in many ways, be said to sum up a whole period of theoretical reflection of both theorists. To  that  extent,  there  are perhaps no theoretical  advances in this book – although what an extraordinary confluence of ideas and common interests and desires are  to be found here,  in  this book  that emerges, as Negri  tells us  in his 1990 Postscript,  from correspondence between the two authors while the one was in prison.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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