The Accelerationist Trial

Centre Pompidou
1st december 2014

7pm, Petite salle
Free entrance

In 2013, Alex Williams and Nick Srníček published the “Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics”, flying in the face of degrowth programs by calling on environmentalists to accelerate capitalism, technological progress and the automatization of productive forces. Widely discussed in Berlin, New York and London, this controversial manifesto has been translated into French for the first time by the journal Multitudes. Philosophers, historians and economists will gather around its authors and publicly examine the text, adopting original critical devices, in order to question its environmental, political and economic efficiency.

With Alex Williams, Nick Srnicek (political theorists), Fabien Giraud (artist, he’ll open the evening by a lecture called “How to fuel a stellar thruster with dismantled fear?”),Yann Moulier-Boutang (philosopher, economist, director of the review Multitudes), Yves Citton(media archeologist, co-director of the review Multitudes, University of Grenoble),Nicolas Vieillescazes ​(philosopher, editor at Les Prairies Ordinaires), Sophie Wahnich (historian, head of research at the CNRS), Aliocha Imhoff & Kantuta Quiros (curators, theorist).

A collaboration between the review Multitudes and the curatorial platform le peuple qui manque.​
Commisionned by the BPI – Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou
1st december 2014

7pm, Petite salle
Free entrance

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http://syntheticedifice.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/accelerate.pdf
http://www.liberation.fr/politiques/2014/10/17/nous-avons-perdu-le-fil-du-futur_1124088

Translation of the Manifesto in French and introduction by Yves Citton in the 56 of the review Multitudes, Accélérer la gauche écologiste ?
http://www.multitudes.net/

 

Thanks : Centre Pompidou – BPI (Emmanuelle Payen, Jérémie Desjardins), Fondation Gulbenkian (João Caraça, Miguel Magalhaes),  Région Ile de France (Véronique Martin), Mairie de Paris (Bruno Julliard, Anne Lehut, Barbara Wolffer, Guilhem Chabas, Lily Matras), Christophe Girard, revue Multitudes (Yann Moulier Boutang, Yves Citton, Anne Querrien, Anne Sauvagnargues, Frédéric Brun, Sandra Laugier, Frédérice Neyrat),  Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Nantes Métropole (Pierre-Jean Galdin), Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes (Christian Dautel), LAUA (Laurent Devisme, Emmanuelle Chérel), Isabelle Montin, Jean-Claude Moineau, Ida Soulard, Marie Lechner (Libération), Lionel Ruffel, David Ruffel, Matteo Pasquinelli, Flora Katz, Katherine Pickard.

 

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