We are looking for a collaboration with:
We are looking for partners among museums, libraries and cultural centers with resources that would be prepared to organize exhibitions, lectures and screenings related to David Graeber’s work and ideas
One year anniversary with the Visual Assembly
On the square in front of the Reina Sofia Museum, we are going to host Visual Assembly as an international project linked to the 1st anniversary of David's death.
Publication of the essay: BEYOND THE MONASTIC SELF: JOINT MIND AND THE PARTIAL ILLUSION OF INDIVIDUATION
A previously unpublished essay by David Graeber:
In this short essay, David discusses how a very questionable idea, about the nature of human consciousness, shapes the academic world into a machine for producing "great minds" and, in the end, justifies social structures of inequality.
David’s Music library is now on-line.
Here is a list of music that David was listening to. There’re 17839 tracks. You're viewing the first of 744 pages.
What’s the Point If We Can’t Have Fun?
My friend June Thunderstorm and I once spent a half an hour sitting in a meadow by a moun- tain lake, watching an inchworm dangle from the top of a stalk of grass, twist about in every possible direction, and then leap to the next stalk and do the same thing.
Visual Assembly / 22 September 2021
As part of the IRI’s projects of the Zapatista Forum, the David Graeber foundation, the Museum of Care, the IAFS VA Lab and the Church of Stop Shopping are organizing a Visual Assembly.
A Visual Assembly is a public art project combining street theatre, painting, and a virtual assembly of people worldwide.
Culture as creative refusal.
Many aspects of culture that we are used to interpreting in essentialist or even tacitly evolutionist terms might better be seen as acts of self-conscious rejection, or as formed through a schizmogenetic process of mutual definition against the values of neighbouring societies.
Anthropology for Kids
Anthropology for Kids re-describes essential aspects of human life in simpler terms, accessible to everyone. It is an attempt to reconsider who we are and how we see ourselves through a series of books, workshops and conversations each fill of pictures and stories about what it means to be a human.
“Revolution happens when there is a transformation of common sense.”
David Graeber (1961-2020)
It all started with the horror of David’s death; then there was Carnival4David, then the memorial site – davidgraeber.org.
Now there is the David Graeber Institute, but davidgraeber.org will continue to collect, structure and publish as much about David as possible:
– David’s texts and the texts of others written about him
– the music he loved and the music that exists in connection with him
– a collection of books from his library and perhaps the libraries of others who are associated with him.
– Maybe you have other ideas?
DGI is looking for interns and volunteers to help find, structure and publish as much as possible.