Museum of Care

The need to create an educational and cultural space of care was discussed by David Graeber and Nika Dubrovsky during the pandemic. The Museum of Care appeared after David’s tragic death in 2020 as a tribute to his legacy. Everything here is free, and everyone is welcome. 

The Museum of Care has many rooms, to make, join, or old rooms to enjoy. 

Rooms

Pedagogies of Care 

What do these true educational resources, from which we may learn collectively, have in common and how do they differ from the mainstream pedagogical approaches based on competition, separation and control?

Fetish and Value

In this room, we discuss David's ideas about value and fetishism as social creativity.

Debt: The First 5,000 Years

The room is dedicated to the discussion of the concept of debt as present in David Graeber’s “Debt: The First 5,000 Years,” as well as in other texts.

Late Soviet Temporalities

Why should we care about time? Are time at work and time off still the same time? How does time shape how we live, speak and perceive the world? How does it feel to have no future? And what about being stuck in the past? The room explores these questions by drawing on late socialist experiences.

Collectivity

This room is a room for conversation. It overlaps with and complements the “Collective Decision Making” room, which explores the mechanisms of how people agree or disagree and how we can reach consent (and can we?).

First Aid Kit against Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism strikes when you least expect it. It is therefore important to have a first aid kit with a little more content than just plasters for the wound. First aid kit against neoliberalism v. 2.0 is amply supplied with everything you need when neoliberalism strikes.

Carnival4David

Carnival is the place where everything is turned upside down, where freedom and the possibility of changing social orders and prescribed roles reign. There has never been a better place for David’s ideas to seep and stir.

Bullshit Jobs

Is your job killing you? Do you feel the crush of spiritual violence when at work? Are you a duct-taper, box-ticker, taskmaster, flunky, or goon? We’ve got the place for you. Join us. Bullshit Jobs: A Reading Group, where your humanity will be restored.

Visual Assembly

Visual Assembly is a democratic form of creative collaboration – used to re-imagine new ways to run and organize our social systems. It is using artistic tools, but this is not only an art project.

David Graeber and his Philosophers

We are organising, under the patronage of Museum of Care and the David Graeber Institute, a series of public lectures on the philosophical foundations of the work of David Graeber, whose death in September 2020 was an enormous shock and left a void in anthropology and far beyond the discipline.

Museum of Care as a Project

The Museum of Care is your Museum: it was created by the people for the people. During the 2020 Covid pandemic, Nika Dubrovsky and David Graeber came up with the idea. After David’s death, Nika and friends created a website that hosted reading groups, assemblies, and art projects.

Fight club

David Graeber asserted that human consciousness only exists in dialogue with others, and the myth of the individual “thinker-philosopher” is nothing but a myth. David himself was often subjected to public attacks and withstood them with fortitude. Our fights will be between real people, imaginary people, or real people played by actors.

Reading Groups

We read and discuss David Graeber’s texts and related material. Please do feel free to get in touch if you are interested in presenting a particular text. All voices are welcome.