David Graeber Institute Policies

We offer several ways to engage with the David Graeber Institute (DGI):

  • Work with us on developing the David Graeber Archive which includes David’s extensive notebooks and correspondence. Follow our open calls and get involved, and subscribe to our journal (by post) and mailing list (on-line). We will be looking for funding for individual researchers, as well as working in collaboration with academic and other institutions with their own funding.
    Find our open call here.
  • Participate in the Brains Trust project to envision and catalyze a future we want: take part in our APT ART exhibitions, in our collective dinners, in our workshops, and in art events related to the Climate Emergency.
  • If you have a residency where you are willing to host researchers and participants in Institute projects, write to us and we will discuss terms of collaboration with our Distributed Residency Program.
  • David Graeber Institute does not fund or support individual projects that are not part of the Institute’s program.

Museum of Care

In all Museum of Care (MoC) projects, participation is open to all and does not require any confirmation provided you respect the broad drift of David Graeber’s principles—such as the need to replace production and consumption with freedom and care. You can also create and manage your own projects using the virtual infrastructure of the Museum of Care, which is supported by the David Graeber Institute.

Working with the David Graeber Institute

The David Graeber Institute does not fund or support individual projects that are not part of the Institute’s program.
For all questions about cooperation, and funding, please write to info@davidgraeber.org
Here is the list of our current partners:

  • ETH AI Center at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Adrian Notz (work on the archive)
  • Harun Faroki Institute (residency program)
  • Ocean Rebellion (Brain Trust)

We are working to expand the list of partners.

If you are using David’s name for positive and non-commercial purposes, then just let us know. In order to apply for funding, you must have our permission first.

How to get permission:

We don’t like the idea of ” restrictions ” and ” permissions “, so we support the Museum of Care, where (we repeat) anyone can do any projects they want unless a project is illegal. However, if you want to use David Graeber’s name, especially for funding, you need to contact us.

  • Please, send us an email about your plans and we will try to reply as soon as we can.
  • We can then send your proposal for the approval to DGI international board of advisers (the page with names is coming soon).
  • In the event that we can proceed, we will sign an agreement with you and put your name and logo on our website