Autonomy: A Project of Life

by ds1844

“Autonomy is a political body without organs; antihierarchical, antidialectical, antirepresentative. It is not only a political project, it is a project for existence. Individuals are never autonomous: they depend on external recognition. The autonomous body is not exclusive or identifiable. It is beyond recognition. As a body of workers, it breaks away from labor discipline; as a body of militants, it ignores party organization; as a body of doctrine, it refuses ready-made classifications.” Sylvère Lotringer & Christian Marazzi, The Return of Politics, 8.