Marx at the Museum – Reading Group at MDK


A commodity appears, at first sight, a very trivial thing, and easily understood. Its analysis shows that it is, in reality, a very queer thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties…”
― Karl Marx, Capital, Vol 1

In 2018, Karl Marx would have been 200 years old. But not for its own sake are Marx's writings more relevant than ever, but because his analysis still gives us information about hidden mechanisms and contexts in capitalism.

In order to understand Marx's critique of capitalism, we want to engage in a reading group together with the first volume of Capital from November 15th, on to uncover hidden mechanisms and connections. We meet weekly in the Museum of Capitalism and discuss the sections of the book.
Everyone interested is welcome to join, although the reading group is addressed especially to newbies. The control text is the following edition: Marx / Engels: Werke (MEW) Band 23 (Diez Verlag).

To warm up the topic, the political scientist Michael Heinrich will present the first volume of his biography "Karl Marx and the birth of modern society" in the Museum of Capitalism on November 8th, at 7pm.

In addition, Michael Heinrich will give an introduction to Capital, Volume 1 on November 14th, at 7pm afoot the reading circle.

Regularly accompanying events will follow! We look forward to seeing you!