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Michael Hudson versus Thomas Piketty

23 September, 2021

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” to discuss the question what is money and what is debt, as part of the Museum of Care project curated by Steve Keen and […]

Visual Assembly in Madrid / 22 September/Esta es una Plaza

22 September, 2021

eng / spa Please note: here’s our original plan that was cancelled, this is the updated version. 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/3kifxZYMeeting ID: 604 596 7588Passcode: CITY As part of the IRI’s projects of the Zapatista Forum, the […]

Anti-Education: On the Future of Our Educational Institutions by Friedrich Nietzsche.

27 August, 2021

Anti-Education: On the Future of Our Educational Institutions by Friedrich Nietzsche (available here). Facilitator(s) for this session: Vittoria & Andris.

Culture as Creative Refusal by David Graeber

19 August, 2021

19 August, 2021 – ‘Culture as Creative Refusal’ by David Graeber. Facilitator(s) for this session: Steven.

Going in and out of each other’s bodies’ by Maurice Bloch

05 August, 2021

5 August, 2021 – ‘Going in and out of each other’s bodies’ by Maurice Bloch (available here). Facilitator(s) for this session: Steven.

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For the 1st year Memorial of David Graeber…

The talks will be moderated by James Schneider, a socialist organiser and strategist. He was Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party’s spokesperson and head of strategic communications. He co-founded Momentum and before that was an Africa-focused journalist. He is now the communications director for the Progressive International. David Graeber was his friend. Jeremy Corbyn Former […]

Asamblea Visual / Madrid / 22 de septiembre

eng / spa Tenga en cuenta: aquí está nuestro plan original que se canceló, esta es la versión actualizada. Únete con nosotros el 22 de septiembre a 15:00, hora Madrid, para el primer año memorial de David Graeber, presencialmente o por zoom:https://bit.ly/3kifxZYMeeting ID: 604 596 7588Passcode: CITY Para tener una conversación con amigos, cenando en […]

Visual Assembly in Madrid / 22 September/Esta es una Plaza

22 September, 2021

eng / spa Please note: here’s our original plan that was cancelled, this is the updated version. 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/3kifxZYMeeting ID: 604 596 7588Passcode: CITY As part of the IRI’s projects of the Zapatista Forum, the […]

Plan original de Asamblea Visual en Madrid

eng / spa Tenga en cuenta: ¡este plan se interrumpió! ¡Aquí está la versión actualizada! (Inglés) Descargar plantillas de dropbox Obtenga más plantillas del sitio web de Asamblea visual Resumen Como parte de los proyectos del IRI con el Foro Zapatista, la fundación David Graeber, el Museo del Cuidado, el IAFS VA Lab y la […]

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

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 […]

John Locke VS Robert Skidelsky

John Locke proposes his theory of property rights in The Second Treatise of Government (1690). The theory is rooted in laws of nature that Locke identifies, which permit individuals to appropriate, and exercise control rights over, things in the world, like land and other material resources. The concept of private property is one of the foundations on […]

White paper of the Fight Club

This is why you may want to make your own Fight Club and this is how to do it: Why?  We need to bring crucial debates back into the public space. Why should we trust the shaping of our public agenda to the media and professional politicians? They are the stakeholders. Let‘s do it ourselves! […]

Culture as Creative Refusal by David Graeber

19 August, 2021

19 August, 2021 – ‘Culture as Creative Refusal’ by David Graeber. Facilitator(s) for this session: Steven.

Invitation to EDUCATION AND (ANTI)INSTITUTIONS – SECOND ASSEMBLY

The second assembly is scheduled to take place on Thursday 29 July at 19:00 CEST (6pm London time) on Zoom. It will be an informal meeting and an opportunity to establish a more dynamic debate with our guests with a focus on Education and (Anti)Institutions, and the aim to gather a multiplicity of voices and practices.  What relations can develop between educational […]

Letter from CSD about EDUCATION AND (ANTI)INSTITUTIONS – Second Assembly

Dear everyone, Thank you for attending the second assembly curated by the Critical Studies Department for the Museum of Care.It was really an infinite pleasure to share with you our project about Education and (Anti)Institutions and listen to so many initiatives, so passionate, so urgent, so revolutionary and transformative. On Thursday 29 July we organized […]

Anti-Education: On the Future of Our Educational Institutions by Friedrich Nietzsche.

27 August, 2021

Anti-Education: On the Future of Our Educational Institutions by Friedrich Nietzsche (available here). Facilitator(s) for this session: Vittoria & Andris.

Going in and out of each other’s bodies’ by Maurice Bloch

05 August, 2021

5 August, 2021 – ‘Going in and out of each other’s bodies’ by Maurice Bloch (available here). Facilitator(s) for this session: Steven.

EDUCATION AND (ANTI)INSTITUTIONS – Second Assembly

On Thursday 29 July we organized a second Zoom meeting with people and realities from different geopolitical contexts, trying to create the space for a dynamic debate with our guests and with the aim to gather a multiplicity of voices and practices, starting from some important questions while new ones emerged during the discussion.  What […]

Michael Hudson versus Thomas Piketty

23 September, 2021

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” to discuss the question what is money and what is debt, as part of the Museum of Care project curated by Steve Keen and […]

PREPARATIONS FOR #CARNIVAL4DAVID SEPTEMBER MADRID. WEEKLY WORKING GROUP ASSEMBLIES.

In preparation for #Carnival4David September Madrid: 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.

Original plan for Visual Assembly in Madrid

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.

Residence VS Museum

I have realized not long ago that, in fact, the Residence is the place where life is reproduced, and the Museum is the place where the remains of life are preserved (of course, only the remains that were recognized as worthy of preservation).The division into Museum and Residence is certainly harmful and artificial. However, managing […]

Museums of Care (01)

 (Initial Stage: Trial and Error)  First there was #Carnival4David. After the Carnival4David, Nika convened people to talk about the next steps. After the Carnival4David, Nika convened people to talk about the next steps: to try to put into practice one of the imaginary projects of David and hers, which they described in several essays and […]

Preparations for #Carnival4David September Madrid. Weekly Working Group Assemblies.

– Pre-Assembly meeting on 18-09-2021 “What is a Museum?” – Art call “Stencils”: Clive, Elizabeth and Nika – Costumes – Claire, Savitri, and Nika  (Daniela Ortiz?) –  What would be going on the ground? Coordination between online and off-line: Savitri, Rev Billy and Jamie Kelsey – Zoom (rooms/langs) – Collaboration with the local Art Community- […]

Call for the first Assembly on 24th of June

The first Assembly in collaboration with the Museum of Care is scheduled to take place on Thursday 24th of June. It will be an informal meeting and an opportunity to meet with people and realities from different geopolitical contexts, all of which are addressing similar urgencies and share an interest in alternative pedagogies, new forms […]

The Gifts Room

curator:  Phoebe Beckett Chingono Nika posted about David’s funny arrangements of things, I replied that I have on my desk 3 Polish fish-shaped ceramic dishes that were to be a gift for him. Nika suggested a new room, “presents for David”. Unlike other museums, MoC’s interest doesn’t really lie in the curation of objects, it wants […]

Openness vs Closeness, as Play vs Game.

discussion about mailing list and the house keeping commetee.

Press realize EDUCATION AND (ANTI)INSTITUTIONS.

EDUCATION AND (ANTI) INSTITUTIONS MAP. Open Call PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROJECT OR SUGGEST INITIATIVES YOU RETAIN RELEVANT Critical Studies Department is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the process of curating the Museum of Care for the next two or three months. We would really love it to be a transformative and […]

Plan for the Fight Club 2021-2022

Four fights a year:1) Michael Hudson versus Thomas Piketty, September 23 20212) David versus Thomas Hobbes , October 2021 (Nika Dubrovsky, Steven Bachler)3) Steve Keen versus Paul Krugman (work in progress), November 20214) We’ll pick the fighters for the fourth fight by 1-01-2022 All the characters involved in Fights are either historical heroes or public […]

Assembly on 27-05-2021

27 May, 2021

Dear all,  here is a video from our yesterday’s Assembly I am eternally grateful to the students of the Critical Studies Department, Andris Brinkmanis, Zasha Colah and Archive Milano, who will be curating the Museum of Care for the next two or three months.Our programmer, Oleg Kostishin, is sharing access with them so they can run […]

Education and (anti)Institutions.

24 June, 2021

We are happy to announce the first curatorial collective of the Museum of Care for June and July 2021 with the topic: education and (anti)institutions. The Museum of Care was initiated in memory of David Graeber as a non-institutional space in which people of different social, economic, and cultural backgrounds can engage in dialogue about […]

Reading group ‘Communist Proteins: Lenin’s Skin, Astrobiology, and the Origin of Life

13 May, 2021 / 20:00

13 May, 2021 – ‘Communist Proteins: Lenin’s Skin, Astrobiology, and the Origin of Life’ (available here). Facilitator(s) for this session: Alexei Yurchak (the author). A special group this week, as we will be welcoming Alexei Yurchak, who will present his essay ‘Communist Proteins: Lenin’s Skin, Astrobiology, and the Origin of Life.’Here is the link to the text:https://drive.google.com/…/1mixbuaJRD…/view…Alexei is an […]

Rooms VS Assembly

Rooms vs Assembly and the Museum of Care as a whole. (Nika’s blog’s post.) When we started the Museum of Care, we didn’t know how many people will participate. I was behaving the same way as during the Carnival. We were about ten people – the organizes, most of whom do not participate in the […]

22th of April Museum of Care Assembly

22 April, 2021

Museum of Care projects, a new proposal for how to curate Museum of Care. Some thoughts about it here. 00:19:05 Mark : John, I’m not seeing the pdf in chat. Tx00:19:19 Mark : *link00:20:16 Yash Lad: I downloaded it on my laptop and and shared again — @Mark can you see it?00:24:36 John Fass: file […]

Museum of Care (3.0)

15-04-2021 In the Museum of Care (3.0), the system of guest curators was introduced. So there are two types of curating in the Museum of Care: the curator of one or more rooms and the curator of the whole Museum of Care for one or three months. We are looking for proposals to become a […]

Jean-Baptiste Say

Jean-Baptiste Say who used to say: “Every producer asks for money in exchange for his products, only for the purpose of employing that money again immediately in the purchase of another product; for we do not consume money, and it is not sought after in ordinary cases to conceal it: thus, when a producer desires […]

Michael Hudson and Steve Keen

Our “fight” is about the need for structural reform BEYOND the good Saint-Simonian policy of taxing inherited wealth and progressive taxation of income and wealth. We focus on the need for a debt writedown, and also distinguish between taxing earned income and unearned economic rent – the 19th-century classical aim of value, price and rent […]

David Graeber vs. Thomas Hobbes

How does it happened that 1% of the population made everyone else believe that we live in a world of Mr. Hobbes? However, most of us are not aware of Thomas Hobbes’ existence and definitely don’t share his principles? Thomas Hobbes and his supporters position: Hobbes discovered social machinery (the state) that he thinks makes […]

Fight club

The idea of the Fright Club was created in memory of David Graeber by his friends. Curators: Steve Keen, Nika Dubrovsky To keep David’s deeply researched and humorous challenging of myths alive after his untimely death; To counter the public debates initiated by the Right that, for fifty years, have dominated most public theatrical spaces—the […]