Marx as a Migrant – A digital narrative

Karl Marx lived a long life as a migrant. Fleeing from the Prussian state, censorship and possible arrest, important stops on his journey were Paris, Brussels and London. These cities shaped his political activities, his engagement with political fellow-travellers, as well as his intellectual development and thus his entire work.

At the click of a mouse, you can follow Marx as a migrant from city to city. You can not only immerse yourself in his time, but also discover that even today, traces of his life and work continue to be seen in Paris, Brussels and London.

Each station takes about 45 minutes.


Marx as a Migrant

  • London
  • The First International

London, September 2017

Back in Soho, 18 Greek Street. The Zebrano Bar, where a two-course menu is accompanied by “Prosecco unlimited”. In the building next door, “experts from the world of style and luxury” train “tomorrow’s stars of the fashion industry” at the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design. Course fees can run as high as £27,000 for three months.

In 1864 and 1865, Karl Marx can be found in this building nearly every Tuesday evening – the meeting place of the General Council of the International Workingmen’s Association.