Matteo Pasquinelli (PhD, London) is a writer, curator and academic researcher. He wrote the book Animal Spirits: A Bestiary of the Commons (2008) and lectures frequently at the intersection of Italian operaismo, French philosophy, media theory and life sciences. His texts have been translated in many languages and he has contributed to journals and newspapers such as Springerin, Multitudes, Fibreculture, Theory Culture & Society, Lugar Comun, Rethinking Marxism, Libération, Il manifesto, Der Freitag. Together with Wietske Maas he wrote the Manifesto of Urban Cannibalism. At NGBK Berlin he is co-curating and preparing the exhibition The Ultimate Capital is the Sun.