Badiou in the Antipodes 1&2

What follows is a slightly edited version of a talk given at Arena Space, Fitzroy, Melbourne on 20th April, 2018 on the occasion of the launch of Badiou and his Interlocutors: Lectures, Interviews and Responses. Having participated in too many book launches over the years, the difficulty each and every time is to not make each one blur into every other one, to vary the format such that something other than sad platitudes, dutifully applied air-kisses and institutional boxes ticked aren’t the stuff of which the night is made. This book only barely under discussion here was edited by A. J. Bartlett and Justin Clemens and published by Bloomsbury in February of this year. It’s not available in

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