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"Divorce is not a crime."

07 December, 2021

#theyeswomen begins preparations for action in Berlin in support of the hundreds of thousands of divorced pensioners in the former GDR who have been cheated out of their pensions.

KARAOKE Reading Group

18 November, 2021

For more information and to sign up, see here,  read about our previous group here

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Wengrow & the late David Graeber

10 November, 2021 / 19:00

What if the story we’ve been told for centuries about the origins of social inequality isn’t true? This question is at the heart of The Dawn of Everything, David Graeber and David Wengrow’s highly anticipated book that subverts common beliefs about social evolution and presents a radical alternative record of our ancestors’ lives, charting a path towards greater […]

In Honour of David Graeber: Exploring the Fissures and Cracks

29 October, 2021 / 18:00

An LSE Anthropology Research Seminar series that strives to come to terms with our dear colleague and friend’s extraordinary intellectual generosity and optimism. In each session, two anthropologists will lead a critical discussion on one of David Graeber’s key gifts of writing, exploring the fissures and cracks, as David liked to, in order to grow […]

In Honour of David Graeber: Exploring the Fissures and Cracks

22 October, 2021

In Honour of David Graeber: Exploring the Fissures and Cracks An LSE Anthropology Research Seminar series that strives to come to terms with our dear colleague and friend’s extraordinary intellectual generosity and optimism. In each session, two anthropologists will lead a critical discussion on one of David Graeber’s key gifts of writing, exploring the fissures […]

David Graeber Tribute LSE Anthropology Friday Seminar Series

22 October, 2021

  22 October 2021 Lost People; Maurice Bloch (LSE Emeritus Prof Anthropology) and Jonathan Parry (LSE Emeritus Prof Anthropology)   29 October 2021 Value; Chris Gregory (Australian National University Emeritus Prof Anthropology) and Don Kalb (Bergen Prof Anthropology)   12 November 2021 Debt; Keith Hart (Goldsmiths Anthropology Emeritus Prof Anthropology) and Maka Suarez (Princeton Institute of Advanced Studies […]

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

20 October, 2021

This event takes place in the British Library Theatre and will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person, or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up.  In person ticket bookers will also be sent a bonus […]

KARAOKE Reading Group

14 October, 2021

The concept is simple enough: 1. Pick a text you like. We will start this experiment with texts by David Graeber, but in the future (I promise!) we will expand our range to include other authors. A good karaoke text is one that you like and one that is not too long – try to […]

The Dawn of Everything | LSE Online Event

13 October, 2021 / 18:00

Join us for this event in which David Wengrow will be in conversation with Alpa Shah about his new book co-authored with the late David Graeber, The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity. A new science of history, it overturns our ideas of social evolution, and reveals new possibilities for human emancipation. Drawing on […]

Upcoming events:

“Divorce is not a crime.”

07 December, 2021

#theyeswomen begins preparations for action in Berlin in support of the hundreds of thousands of divorced pensioners in the former GDR who have been cheated out of their pensions.

Past events:

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Wengrow & the late David Graeber

10 November, 2021 / 19:00

What if the story we’ve been told for centuries about the origins of social inequality isn’t true? This question is at the heart of The Dawn of Everything, David Graeber and David Wengrow’s highly anticipated book that subverts common beliefs about social evolution and presents a radical alternative record of our ancestors’ lives, charting a path towards greater […]

In Honour of David Graeber: Exploring the Fissures and Cracks

29 October, 2021 / 18:00

An LSE Anthropology Research Seminar series that strives to come to terms with our dear colleague and friend’s extraordinary intellectual generosity and optimism. In each session, two anthropologists will lead a critical discussion on one of David Graeber’s key gifts of writing, exploring the fissures and cracks, as David liked to, in order to grow […]

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

20 October, 2021

This event takes place in the British Library Theatre and will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person, or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up.  In person ticket bookers will also be sent a bonus […]

David Graeber Tribute LSE Anthropology Friday Seminar Series

22 October, 2021

  22 October 2021 Lost People; Maurice Bloch (LSE Emeritus Prof Anthropology) and Jonathan Parry (LSE Emeritus Prof Anthropology)   29 October 2021 Value; Chris Gregory (Australian National University Emeritus Prof Anthropology) and Don Kalb (Bergen Prof Anthropology)   12 November 2021 Debt; Keith Hart (Goldsmiths Anthropology Emeritus Prof Anthropology) and Maka Suarez (Princeton Institute of Advanced Studies […]

KARAOKE Reading Group

18 November, 2021

For more information and to sign up, see here,  read about our previous group here

In Honour of David Graeber: Exploring the Fissures and Cracks

22 October, 2021

In Honour of David Graeber: Exploring the Fissures and Cracks An LSE Anthropology Research Seminar series that strives to come to terms with our dear colleague and friend’s extraordinary intellectual generosity and optimism. In each session, two anthropologists will lead a critical discussion on one of David Graeber’s key gifts of writing, exploring the fissures […]

The Dawn of Everything | LSE Online Event

13 October, 2021 / 18:00

Join us for this event in which David Wengrow will be in conversation with Alpa Shah about his new book co-authored with the late David Graeber, The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity. A new science of history, it overturns our ideas of social evolution, and reveals new possibilities for human emancipation. Drawing on […]

KARAOKE Reading Group

14 October, 2021

The concept is simple enough: 1. Pick a text you like. We will start this experiment with texts by David Graeber, but in the future (I promise!) we will expand our range to include other authors. A good karaoke text is one that you like and one that is not too long – try to […]

FIGHTS CLUB: MICHAEL HUDSON VERSUS THOMAS PIKETTY

23 September, 2021

RSA, Museum of Care, David Graeber foundation for the 1st year of the anniversary of David’s death we hosted the first Fight Club debate. September 23, 2021 The renowned academic economists: Michael Hudson and Thomas Piketty will meet on the anniversary of David Graeber’s death and the 10th-anniversary publication of his book “Debt 5,000 Years” […]

Today is 1 year since David’s death

02 September, 2021

Here is a couple of years ago in Berlin and this is today  at helle-panke Am 2. September 2020 verstarb im Alter von 59 Jahren überraschend der Anarchist, Sohn eines Spanienkämpfers, Aktivist der „Occupy Wallstreet“-Bewegung und Bestseller-Autor David Graeber.  

DAVID GRAEBER’s DISCUSSION: “How to change the course of human history,”

06 September, 2021 / 08:30

ANTIUNIVERSITY NOW x ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR 2021 A discussion of How to change the course of human history, which was the basis for David Graeber and David Wengrow’s book, is due out in October 2021. MON 06.09.21 20:00 – 22:00 The writings of anarchist and anthropologist David Graeber have broken open new ways to think about […]

18-08-2021 a reading group: ‘The Dawn of Everything’ by David Graeber and David Wengrow,

Possible discussion questions: Chapter 1 1. The two David’s title this chapter “Farewell to Humanity’s Childhood.” What might a more “mature” understanding of humanity look like? How might we consider human history in ways that avoid teleologies? 2. Why is it that people, especially since the Enlightenment, have struggled to imagine the possibility of reinventing themselves? […]

Exhibition “Voicing the silence.”

10 August, 2021

The project responds to the current conservative turn that has empowered patriarchal systems in many societies today. In recent years, legislative initiatives aimed at limiting women’s rights have been numerous: decriminalization of domestic violence in Russia, Turkey’s Istanbul Convention exit, and new laws restricting abortion in the USA and Poland. All of this exacerbates women’s […]

Preparation for the Visual Assembly in Madrid

22 July, 2021

Visual Assemblies, starting with our first Assembly on Portabello Road, were conceived as a tool for planning social spaces. Here’s a video in which @davidgraeber explaining how it’s supposed to work. https://davidgraeber.org/videos/a-visual-assembly-how-to-reorganize-a-hospital/https://davidgraeber.org/videos/a-visual-assembly-how-to-reorganize-a-hospital/

Every week: preparation to the Visual Assembly in Madrid

29 July, 2021

You can read about the preparations for Carnival on this blog https://v-a.city/blogs/ If you are willing and able to help us, send us an email. The main thing we need now is technical help online and in Madrid on the square.

15-07-2021 a reading group #MuseumofCare: ‘Beyond the Monastic Self’

Facilitator(s) for this session: Sevda & Steven. David Graeber ‘Beyond the Monastic Self’ You can read the text here

Publication of the essay: BEYOND THE MONASTIC SELF: JOINT MIND AND THE PARTIAL ILLUSION OF INDIVIDUATION

BEYOND THE MONASTIC SELF: JOINT MIND AND THE PARTIAL ILLUSION OF INDIVIDUATION

David’s Music library is now on-line.

David listened to music all the time: when he was writing books when he was taking a bath, when he was making dinner, or when he was doing the dishes. He also listened to music with me in the evenings, stopping from time to time, so he can read to me the texts of the […]

Visual Assembly / 22 September 2021

22 September, 2021

Join us on September 22 at 3 PM Madrid time for the 1st year memorial of David Graeber, in person or on zoom: https://bit.ly/3kifxZY Meeting ID: 604 596 7588 Passcode: CITY Here are all the details on the Museum of Care website!  

Preparations for #Carnival4David September Madrid.

Visual Assembly / 22 September 2021 Reina Sofia Square / Madrid / 11 am- 12 am

Visual Assembly in Madrid in preparation

We are preparing for the Visual Assembly in Madrid, that planned to be about the Museum. During the first lockdown, our friends, @davidgraeber and I discussed the Visual Assembly “Care Unite” that we planned to set up in London. Sadly, nothing has come of it yet, but David, as always, brilliantly articulated what a Visual […]

Music Library of David online

08 July, 2021

David listened to music all the time: when he was writing books when he was taking a bath, when he was making dinner, or when he was doing the dishes. He also listened to music with me in the evenings, stopping from time to time, so he can read to me the texts of the […]

Catalog of David’s articles.

28 May, 2021

We just published a catalog of David’s articles. So far, there are 108. Now we have a lot of work to do: post a short description to each of them, upload pictures, make links to connected text, commentaries. Later we’ll start to think about how to re-publish them in connection with other texts that existed […]

28 May, 2021 – David Graeber The Utopia of Rules, chapter 3, 5:00pm to 6:30pm

28 May, 2021 / 17:00

Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations, and bureaucracy come from? How did we come to spend so much of our time filling out forms? And is it really a cipher for state violence? To answer these questions, the anthropologist David Graeber—one of our most important and provocative thinkers—traces the peculiar and unexpected ways […]

David Graeber’s Debt, ten years on.

02 June, 2021

David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5,000 Years turned everything we think we know about money, debt and society on its head, and has, in the ten years since it was first published, become a modern classic. A new hardback edition, with introduction by distinguished economist Thomas Piketty, is published this year by Melville House. To mark the […]

PUNK! The Revolution of Everyday Life • Kounosuke Kawakami Laboratory at Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts

14 May, 2021

  Kounosuke Kawakami Laboratory at Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts Excella Tower 1-14-14 Achi Kurashiki Japan www.kuragei.com Instagram / Twitter With Karl Kraus, Alfred Jarry, DADA, Lettrism, Situationist International, Black Mask & UAW/MF, King Mob, CRASS, Riot Grrrl, Queercore and David Graeber. “If there is one area where the achievement of consciousness comes […]

FIGHT CLUB of MUSEUM OF CARE

23 September, 2021

David Graeber vs. Thomas Hobbes Michael Hudson and the fight for civilization Jean-Baptiste Say

Lecture in LSE

11 May, 2021 / 17:00

Introducing the David Graeber Memorial Lecture Series  This Spring inaugurates our Annual David Graeber Memorial Lecture Series, bringing together David’s friends, collaborators, colleagues, and readers across international and disciplinary boundaries. David saw anarchism as something you do, and not an identity. While ultimately rejecting the label “anarchist Anthropologist,” David nonetheless undertook a body of work […]

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