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
  • Working as a Journalist

London, September 2017, Clerkenwell, in the north of the City

It is the district with the highest density of architects, construction companies and designer furniture showrooms. Amazon’s Development Centre London is located a 15-minute walk away, Google’s London Space for Entrepreneurs is half an hour away. Towards the east, London Tech City, the site of thousands of start-ups, have established their loft offices in 19th-century factory buildings.

Around 1850, this area is well-known for its breweries, printers and the socialist press. Clerkenwell Green, the district’s historic centre, is the Chartists’ meeting place. House 37 A now houses the Marx Memorial Library.