Organised by Alain Badiou and Slavoj Zizek.
A new conference with leading thinkers to discuss the continued relevance of the
"The long night of the left is coming to a close" wrote
Slavoj Zizek and Costas Douzinas in their introduction to The Idea of Communism.
The continuing economic crisis, the shift away from a unipolar world defined by
American hegemony, and the ecological crisis mean that growing numbers of people
are keen to explore an alternative, and to re-discover the idea of communism.
With the advent of the Arab awakening millions have sought new ways to overcome
corruption and dictatorship.
Responding to Alain Badiou's proposition of
the ‘communist hypothesis’, the leading thinkers of the left convened in London
in 2009 to discuss the perpetual, persistent notion that, in a truly emancipated
society, all things should be owned in common. Two years later, the discussion
continues—this time in New York.