Yes Lab Creative Activism Thursdays with David Graeber – March 29, 2012 – pt. 1

David Graeber is an eminent anthropologist and anarchist who has been politically active for a long time, and active in the Occupy movement since its proto-beginnings in June 2011; he has called Occupy “the opening salvo in a wave of negotiations over the dissolution of the American Empire.” His most recent book is Debt: The First Five Thousand Years. David teaches at Goldsmiths College, London. He will discuss culture as creative refusal—how what we think of as primordial “cultures,” historically, can just as easily be conceived as social movements which were to some degree successful in achieving their aims.