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Pedagogies of Care

30 May, 2024 / 20:00

Hosted and curated by Andris Brinkmanis, senior lecturer and the course Leader of BA in Painting and Visual Arts at NABA in Milan and Visiting Professor for the Art Academy of Latvia Curatorial Course, this series of encounters is designed around the legacies of historical figures – from Francisco Ferrer Guardia, Asja Lacis, Bertolt Brecht […]

Housekeeping Committee

29 May, 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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Housekeeping Committee

24 April, 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 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

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.” […]

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‘Lifelong Self-Learning and Modern Education,’ with Keith Hart

28 April, 2022 / 18:00

The lecture will take place on Thursday 28th April at 6pm (London time) and will be entitled ‘Lifelong self-learning and modern education.’ It summarises the philosophy of education that motivates Keith Hart’s new book, Self in the World: Connecting Life’s Extremes. (An hour-long podcast there is interesting. There is a 25% reduction (£18) on the 314-page paperback with […]

Follow-up on the previous Assembly “What is War?” 

27 April, 2022 / 20:00

Dear friends and followers of the Farocki/Graeber project,I am happy to invite you to our 4th Assembly. This time, the main theme of the Assembly will be “War – Labor – Slavery”.When: April 27, 2022 08:00 PM London / 09:00 PM Berlin Preliminary program and materials:Part 1Follow-up on the previous Assembly “What is War?” (10-15 […]

David Graeber Philosophical Series: Whitehead, with Steven Shaviro

21 April, 2022 / 19:00

The third public lecture of the David Graeber Philosophical series will be about Alfred North Whitehead, and will be presented by Steven Shaviro and is entitled ‘The Art of Life: David Graeber and Alfred North Whitehead.’ The lecture will take place on 21st April at 7pm (London Time).  In this talk, I will first give […]

KARAOKE Reading Group. Theme: The Dawn of Everything

14 April, 2022 / 20:00

Announcing the next Karaoke reading group on The Dawn of Everything on the 14th of April at 8pm (London time). This will be the festive finale to mark the end of the twelve reading group sessions facilitated by Steve—also on the same book. The concept of the Karaoke reading group remains the same—if you don’t […]

A Further Exploration of Culture

31 March, 2022 / 20:00

In the concluding session of The Dawn of Everything reading group, people expressed their happiness with the reading group as it has unfolded through these many months and  a wish to continue. The group has initially decided to meet next at the regular time, to continue a discussion of culture as it figures in cultural […]

Farocki Graeber Residencies Program

30 March, 2022 / 18:00

curated by Antje Ehmann and Nika Dubrovsky This project began with a private lunch at Antje Ehmann’s home.Nika and Anti decided that David and Harun’s work, who did not know each other in life, would enrich and develop each other in an exchange of content, experiences, friends and followers. We have Assemblies, Discussions, Residencies, and […]

What is War?

30 March, 2022 / 20:00

This is a 3d Assembly of Harun Farocki/David Graeber’s project. This time we are going to talk about war. Antje Ehmann hosted private dinner with participation of Boris Buden and many friends to continue the discussion. We will keep this video private for the time being, but probably will publish it sometimes in the future.

Harun Farocki & David Graeber: what is war.

30 March, 2022

In light of the events developing in Ukraine the forthcoming assembly will be dedicated to the works that both HF and DG wrote, produced or sketched on the subject of war. David Graeber on the War. One of the unpublished notes on the war: Main points: non-segmented forager societies tend not to have war (though […]

David Graeber Philosophical Series: Bhaskar, with Frederic Vandenberghe and Douglas Porpora

24 March, 2022 / 19:00

The second lecture of the David Graeber Philosophical series will be about Bhaskar. It will be delivered by Frederic Vandenberghe and Douglas Porpora and is entitled ‘Critical realism and baseline communism. A heavenly discussion between Roy Bhaskar and David Graeber.’ Critical realism is a philosophical movement in the social sciences associated with the work of […]

‘Visions of Sustainable Economies’ Book Club: The Dawn of Everything – Part 3

17 March, 2022

Chapters 9-12 (pg 328-526) Thursday March 17 at 12:00 pm (Timezone: America/Chicago) Young Scholars Initiative Visions of Sustainable Economies – a Book Club Topic: The Dawn of Everything – Part 3 Time: March 17, 2022, 12:00 (Timezone: America/Chicago) Register to join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: here  DESCRIPTION OF THIS PART OF THE […]