FISHER, Mark; COLQUHOUN, Matt (ed.)
Postcapitalist Desire proposes the transcripts of the last seminar classes taught by Mark Fisher at Goldsmith College in the academic year 2016/2017, dealing with the possibility of inventing the future after capitalism, excavating methods, ideas, and inspiration from a wide, impressive range of essays. Edited and with an introduction by Matt Colquhoun, the book gathers minute transcripts—including discussions with students and problems with the classroom appliances—, completed with annotations and the syllabus of the seminar.
Over the course of Postcapitalist Desire Fisher explores with his unparalleled energy and sagacity the relationship between desire and capitalism, and wonders what new forms of desire might be relevant today, from the emergence and failure of the counterculture in the 1970s to the continued development of his left-accelerationist line of thinking.
“This book charts a tragically interrupted course for thinking about the raising of a new kind of consciousness, and the cultural and political implications of doing so.”