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Discussion Circles/Seminar of Care: How to Replace Production and Consumption with Care and Freedom

25 June, 2024 / 16:00

For the closing event of the “Discussion Circles”, we will be joined by the renowned feminist activist and author Silvia Federici. This Seminar of Care will focus specifically on the issues of contemporary migration and neo-colonialism and will be hosted by James Schneider, an English political organiser and writer, and Nika Dubrovsky (artist and co-founder of the […]

Discussion Circles: Living the Carnivalesque Way

24 June, 2024 / 16:00

The Museum of Care right after Carnival4David in the wake of his untimely death. The Memorial Carnival4David, which is the founding project of the Museum of Care (and, in turn, the David Graeber Institute), was set up to celebrate David’s life. Since then, carnival has been a recurring topic of the DGI and the Museum of Care’s […]

Discussion Circles: Technology as a Social Relationship

21 June, 2024 / 16:00

The institute’s mission is to explore how technology can help create a system where essential resources—like food, education, energy, and medicine—can be produced and distributed freely. That is, the DGI in St. Vincent seeks to support the production of intellectually intensive, not labour-intensive technology. We are looking for technologies, traditional and cutting-edge, that are centred on […]

Pedagogies of Care

30 May, 2024 / 20:00

One the fourth meeting of the Pedagogies of Care group Andris Brinkmanis will be joined by Elena Sorokina, a curator who, together with Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez is one of the founders of The Initiative for Practices and Visions of Radical Care.  The Initiative for Practices and Visions of Radical Care, started in 2020 in greater Paris, is a diverse group of […]

Housekeeping Committee

29 May, 2024 / 18:00

The final Housekeeping Committee meeting this season! We will review the past events and discuss future plans of the Museum of Care. If you have the time and interest to help someone realize their vision, their educational efforts, please join us – just write us an email.

Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit

23 May, 2024 / 20:00

The Ultimate Hidden Truth of the World Is… reading group will be meeting throughout 2024-2025, starting in September 2024. We will be joined by curators of the Museum of Care and guest speakers; and each meeting will be dedicated to one of David’s essays featured in the collection.On May 23rd, we will host a pre-launch […]

Fetish and Value, part 4

02 May, 2024 / 20:00

In the previous sessions we have covered the different aspects of David Graeber’s essay “Fetishism and Social Creativity“. This time we will follow David Graeber into his inquiry into “The very idea of consumption“. We will ask – how did this happen that the word used to describe the deadly disease came to be used […]

Pedagogies of Care, part 3

25 April, 2024 / 20:00

The third encounter of ‘Pedagogies of Care’ series will host artists and activists Mariette Schiltz and Edna Gee, both closely linked with ‘Isola Art Center’ and Isola Pepe Verde projects in Milan, Italy. ‘Isola Art Center’ was a free experimental and dynamic platform that combined internationally acclaimed contemporary art, emerging young art, and theoretical research with […]

The Virtues of Diogenes, Part 3: The Quest for Graeber's Golden Waistcoat

11 April, 2024 / 20:00

Building on the first two sessions, in this third session we will review what we have learnt about the world of Diogene’s philosophy, why it was rated by Graeber and focus on what it means for how we navigate theory and practice. For Diogene’s Cynics and later the Stoics, the mythical manifestation of how to […]

Fetish and Value, part 3

04 April, 2024 / 20:00

“When I conceived the idea of writing my own ‘Toward an Anthropological Theory of Value’ in the late 1990s, I originally … imagined its appearance would be followed by irate critiques from many of the principals insisting I had got their core arguments wrong, and a flurry of productive debates. Nothing of the sort ensued.” […]

Events list

Housekeeping Committee

29 May, 2024 / 18:00

The final Housekeeping Committee meeting this season! We will review the past events and discuss future plans of the Museum of Care. If you have the time and interest to help someone realize their vision, their educational efforts, please join us – just write us an email.

Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit

23 May, 2024 / 20:00

The Ultimate Hidden Truth of the World Is… reading group will be meeting throughout 2024-2025, starting in September 2024. We will be joined by curators of the Museum of Care and guest speakers; and each meeting will be dedicated to one of David’s essays featured in the collection.On May 23rd, we will host a pre-launch […]

Fetish and Value, part 4

02 May, 2024 / 20:00

In the previous sessions we have covered the different aspects of David Graeber’s essay “Fetishism and Social Creativity“. This time we will follow David Graeber into his inquiry into “The very idea of consumption“. We will ask – how did this happen that the word used to describe the deadly disease came to be used […]

Pedagogies of Care, part 3

25 April, 2024 / 20:00

The third encounter of ‘Pedagogies of Care’ series will host artists and activists Mariette Schiltz and Edna Gee, both closely linked with ‘Isola Art Center’ and Isola Pepe Verde projects in Milan, Italy. ‘Isola Art Center’ was a free experimental and dynamic platform that combined internationally acclaimed contemporary art, emerging young art, and theoretical research with […]

The Virtues of Diogenes, Part 3: The Quest for Graeber’s Golden Waistcoat

11 April, 2024 / 20:00

Building on the first two sessions, in this third session we will review what we have learnt about the world of Diogene’s philosophy, why it was rated by Graeber and focus on what it means for how we navigate theory and practice. For Diogene’s Cynics and later the Stoics, the mythical manifestation of how to […]

Fetish and Value, part 3

04 April, 2024 / 20:00

“When I conceived the idea of writing my own ‘Toward an Anthropological Theory of Value’ in the late 1990s, I originally … imagined its appearance would be followed by irate critiques from many of the principals insisting I had got their core arguments wrong, and a flurry of productive debates. Nothing of the sort ensued.” […]

Pedagogies of Care, part 2

28 March, 2024 / 20:00

Militant Care. Pedagogies in action. A conversation with Contrafilé Group The second meeting of Pedagogies of Care project will host a conversation between Brazil based artists and activists Contrafilé Group  (currently, Cibele Lucena, Joana Zatz Mussi, and Rafael Leona), Andris Brinkmanis, senior lecturer and the course Leader of BA in Painting and Visual Arts at NABA in […]

Housekeeping Committee

27 March, 2024 / 18:00

This is a group of people who assist room curators in taking care of their rooms.If you have the time and interest to help someone realize their vision, their educational efforts, please join us. We will also be discussing the development of a critical project: the Mastadon server, aimed towards creating a publicly run social […]

The Virtues of Diogenes, Part 2: Character Creation

21 March, 2024 / 20:00

In the second session, we will explore the world of Diogene’s philosophy by creatively comparing Diogenes Cynics with his contemporary Xenophon’s Cynegeticus. We will speculate on both these dog-associated philosophies and imagine what they might tell us about the worlds and the ecologies they imply. We will be supported in this by anthropologist Avi KBH, […]

Fetish and Value, part 2

07 March, 2024 / 20:00

“When I conceived the idea of writing my own ‘Toward an Anthropological Theory of Value’ in the late 1990s, I originally … imagined its appearance would be followed by irate critiques from many of the principals insisting I had got their core arguments wrong, and a flurry of productive debates. Nothing of the sort ensued.” […]