Franco 'Bifo' Berardi

Anatomy of Autonomy - Bifo

Franco Berardi, alias "Bifo”, was one of the main figures of the Movement of 77 in Bologna. He was arrested at that time under the charge of “subversive association”. We asked Bifo to write the following presentation on the context in which the Movement developed and the problems it had to confront up to, and after, the April 7 arrests.

On Nanni Balestrini, the Most Radically Formalist Poet of the Italian Scene

Franco 'Bifo' Berardi on the poetry of Nanni Balestrini

A journey to Seoul - Franco 'Bifo' Berardi

Franco 'Bifo' Berardi's impressions of Seoul upon his visit to South Korea. Gratefully replicated from his book Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide (2015).

After the future - Franco 'Bifo' Berardi

Bifo on the beginning and the end of the future as an idea and what comes next.

The soul at work: From alienation to autonomy

Franco Berardi's examination of new forms of alienation in our never-off, plugged-in culture--and a clarion call for a "conspiracy of estranged people."

S02E001 - The graduate without a future

An edition of the Novara radio show looking at the theme of the ‘graduate without a future’ with James Butler @piercepenniless and Aaron Peters @aaronjohnpeters. While broad-ranging the parameters of the discussion will include this piece by Paul Mason, economics editor of BBC Newsnight, and this response by Butler.

Lifeboat communism - A review of Franco 'Bifo' Berardi’s 'After the Future'

Ben Lear's review of Franco 'Bifo' Berardi's book After the Future. Originally published in Viewpoint Magazine on 18th May 2012.

Review of The Soul at Work by Franco Berardi

Book review about Franco Berardi's The Soul at Work: From Alienation to Autonomy

Bifo says relax - Malcolm Harris

Malcolm Harris contests the viability of Berardi's conception of "slowing down" to defeat capitalism.

Radio Alice

An interview with Franco Berardi on Radio Alice, a free radio station in Bologna from 1973-1977.