Silvia Federici e George Caffentzis in Capacete


Quarta-feira dia 31 de Agosto s 19:30

Silvia Federici e George Caffentzis:

It is an honour and a great pleasure to welcome Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis to Capacete, as part of their first visit to Brazil. Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis are two of the most important political thinkers today. Their activism and political thinking has its roots within the Marxist, feminist and autonomous movement and since the 1960’s, they have been part of hugely influential groups such as Wages For Housework and Midnight Notes. Together they have been deeply engaged with struggles related to feminism, domestic labour, the commons, debt and the anti-nuclear movement.

It is no secret that we are going through a critical time in the history of Brazil; the genocide on the indigenous is continuing, the violence against women and their reproductive rights are worsening and the environment is suffering; all part of the capitalist crisis we are living through. This calls for reflection and action. We have invited Silvia and George to share their experiences and ideas for a way to approach these struggles. We hope to create a meeting that will inspire and hopefully create new thoughts and links between groups and individuals.


Silvia Federici is a professor emeritus at Hofstra University (NY) and has worked as a teacher in Nigeria. Federici is co-founder of the International Feminist Collective (1972) and the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa (1990). She is the author ofRevolution at Point Zero (2012) and Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation (2004).

George Caffentzis is a founding member of the Midnight Notes Collective. Caffentzis has written several books, among them are A Thousand Flowers: Social Struggles Against Structural Adjustment in African Universities (2010), Auroras of the Zapatistas: Local and Global Struggles in the Fourth World War (2012) and In Letters of Blood and Fire: Work, Machines, and Value (2013).

Note: the talk will be held in English.

Link to a lecture by Silvia Federici: Women, Reproduction and the Construction of Common

Link to a collection of texts by George Caffentzis:

With support from: Revista DR, the Department of Philosophy / PUC-RJ and Goethe-Institut São Paulo