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Given the context of cognitive capitalism and the intensity of its discourse, this paper considers the role that professionals play or could play in the new global division of im/material labor. To these ends, it discusses the question of autonomy understood in political and professional terms, and the way in which it can inform or construct the possibility of a form of (self-)governance. Through the correlated AAO project initiated in light of the above issues, the paper elaborates the framework in which probable change of energies can occur, along with the possible limitations that such agendas may include.