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Reading Group on Andrew Johnson's 'Bureaucrats with guns...'

25 May, 2023 / 20:00

On May 25, we will be discussing Andrew Johnson’s ‘Bureaucrats with guns: Or, how we can abolish the police if we just stop believing in them‘. The reading group will be led and moderated by Steve Bachelor. Abstract David Graeber’s essay On the phenomenology of giant puppets: Broken windows, imaginary jars of urine, and the cosmological role […]

26.04.2023 Houskeeping Committee

26 April, 2023 / 18:00

Pirate Enlightenment Discussion

01 April, 2023 / 20:00

In April 2023, we start a series of discussions and round tables online and offline and hope to continue them throughout the year. We invited friends of David Graeber, historians, anthropologists, artists, and activists to hold online meetings in which to talk about one of the topics covered in ‘Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia’. […]

An open Assembly "tools of Care"

16 March, 2023 / 20:00

There were presentations on the new rooms at the housekeeping committee on Jan. 25 (see video of presentations here). In each case, the question arose: which is the best way to communicate with the public? How can we facilitate open collective dialogue and get people involved in the projects? During the housekeeping committee, innovations in […]

Roy Bhaskar’s ‘Enlightened Common Sense’ and ‘From Science to Emancipation’ – Reading Group Part 5

09 March, 2023 / 20:00

“One of the most influential voices in the philosophy of science and a political revolutionary”David Graeber

Reading Group on Ayça Çubukçu "David Graeber's Anthropology of Human Possibilities"

23 February, 2023 / 20:00

Ayça Çubukçu, who was a dear friend of David Graeber, uploaded on Academia the draft of a caring and insightful paper about him, partially published as a foreword to the German edition of Fragments. David Graeber’s Anthropology of Human Possibilities

Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber - Reading Group Part 9

16 February, 2023 / 20:00

Led and moderated by Steven Bachelor. Chapter to be discussed TBA. Please register (please click on the title).

Roy Bhaskar’s ‘Enlightened Common Sense’ and ‘From Science to Emancipation’ – Reading Group Part 4

09 February, 2023 / 20:00

“One of the most influential voices in the philosophy of science and a political revolutionary”David Graeber

Reading Group on Walter Benjamin

08 February, 2023 / 20:00

We’re going to discuss an essay by Walter Benjamin The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction After reading Caroline Lillian Schopp’s excellent text about Franz Walther and drowning in texts about Beuys. We talked a lot with David about Beuys and tried to go to the exhibitions in Berlin to see his work. […]

Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber - Reading Group Part 8

02 February, 2023 / 20:00

Led and moderated by Steven Bachelor. We will be discussing chapter 9. Bring your favorite quotes and/or related material. Please register (please click on the title).

25.01.2023 Housekeeping Committee

25 January, 2023 / 18:00

Agenda:– New rooms/new projects. Inviting room curators to a housekeeping committee – 15 minutes– Preparing for the Pirate Enlightenment presentation– Carnival in 2023. 

Pirate Enlightenment Discussion at Brooklyn Public Library

24 January, 2023

Virginia Heffernan, Edward Ongweso, Jr., Gideon Lewis-Kraus, and Andrew Ross discuss David Graeber’s Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia, the final posthumous work by the coauthor of the major New York Times bestseller The Dawn of Everything. Pirates have long lived in the realm of romance and fantasy, symbolizing risk, lawlessness, and radical visions of freedom. But at the root […]

Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber - Reading Group Part 7

19 January, 2023 / 20:00

Led and moderated by Steven Bachelor. We will be discussing chapter 8. Bring your favorite quotes or related material.

Roy Bhaskar’s ‘Enlightened Common Sense’ and ‘From Science to Emancipation’ – Reading Group Part 3

12 January, 2023 / 20:00

“One of the most influential voices in the philosophy of science and a political revolutionary”David Graeber That meeting we’ve discussed chapter 3 (first part) of Enlightened Common Sense. There is a record of the meeting below and link for .pdf of zoom-chat

Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber - Reading Group Part 6

05 January, 2023 / 20:00

Led and moderated by Steven Bachelor. We’ve discussed chapter 7. Here is a draft of the materials of the collective textbook on David Graeber’s book Debt 5000 years. If you want to add something, ask questions or comment You are welcome! There is a record of the meeting below and link for .pdf of zoom-chat

Notes: 21.12.2022 Assembly

21 December, 2022 / 18:00

Agenda:

Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber - Reading Group Part 5

15 December, 2022 / 20:00

Led and moderated by Steven Bachelor. We’ve discussed chapter 6. Here is a draft of the materials of the collective textbook on David Graeber’s book Debt 5000 years. If you want to add something, ask questions or comment You are welcome! There is a record of the meeting below and link for .pdf of zoom-chat

Roy Bhaskar’s ‘Enlightened Common Sense’ and ‘From Science to Emancipation’ – Reading Group Part 2

08 December, 2022 / 20:00

“One of the most influential voices in the philosophy of science and a political revolutionary”David Graeber In this second meeting of the Bhaskar reading group, we will discuss chapter 2 of Enlightened Common Sense. You can access the text here. Please register here.

Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber - Reading Group Part 4

01 December, 2022 / 20:00

Led and moderated by Steven Bachelor. We will be discussing chapters 5 and 6 this week. Here is a draft of the materials of the collective textbook on David Graeber’s book Debt 5000 years. If you want to add something, ask questions or comment You are welcome! Here is .pdf of zoom-chat.

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Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber – Reading Group Part 8

02 February, 2023 / 20:00

Led and moderated by Steven Bachelor. We will be discussing chapter 9. Bring your favorite quotes and/or related material. Please register (please click on the title).

Reading Group on Walter Benjamin

08 February, 2023 / 20:00

We’re going to discuss an essay by Walter Benjamin The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction After reading Caroline Lillian Schopp’s excellent text about Franz Walther and drowning in texts about Beuys. We talked a lot with David about Beuys and tried to go to the exhibitions in Berlin to see his work. […]

Roy Bhaskar’s ‘Enlightened Common Sense’ and ‘From Science to Emancipation’ – Reading Group Part 4

09 February, 2023 / 20:00

“One of the most influential voices in the philosophy of science and a political revolutionary”David Graeber

Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber – Reading Group Part 9

16 February, 2023 / 20:00

Led and moderated by Steven Bachelor. Chapter to be discussed TBA. Please register (please click on the title).

Reading Group on Ayça Çubukçu “David Graeber’s Anthropology of Human Possibilities”

23 February, 2023 / 20:00

Ayça Çubukçu, who was a dear friend of David Graeber, uploaded on Academia the draft of a caring and insightful paper about him, partially published as a foreword to the German edition of Fragments. David Graeber’s Anthropology of Human Possibilities

Roy Bhaskar’s ‘Enlightened Common Sense’ and ‘From Science to Emancipation’ – Reading Group Part 5

09 March, 2023 / 20:00

“One of the most influential voices in the philosophy of science and a political revolutionary”David Graeber

An open Assembly “tools of Care”

16 March, 2023 / 20:00

There were presentations on the new rooms at the housekeeping committee on Jan. 25 (see video of presentations here). In each case, the question arose: which is the best way to communicate with the public? How can we facilitate open collective dialogue and get people involved in the projects? During the housekeeping committee, innovations in […]

29.03.2023 Housekeeping Committee

29 March, 2023 / 18:00

Pirate Enlightenment Discussion

01 April, 2023 / 20:00

In April 2023, we start a series of discussions and round tables online and offline and hope to continue them throughout the year. We invited friends of David Graeber, historians, anthropologists, artists, and activists to hold online meetings in which to talk about one of the topics covered in ‘Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia’. […]