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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.” […]

Events list

Dawn of everything, 5th chapter

13 November, 2021

13 -11-2021 a reading group #MuseumofCare Dawn of everything, 5th chapter Thank you everyone who came! I found several questions fascinating and worth exploring father.  1) Zinaida Vasilieva notion about “slavery as a technology of care / social death through care”here is about it in the 5th chapter: Hierarchy and property may derive fromnotions of the sacred, but […]

KARAOKE Reading Group

14 October, 2021 / 20:00

We’ll be resuming our reading group on Thursday 14th October. For our first session of the year, we will be experimenting with another new format. So, we will do what may be called ‘Karaoke Reading Group’. The concept is simple enough: 1. Pick a text you like. We will start this experiment with texts by […]

Fights Club Press

02 October, 2021

Debts that can’t be paid, won’t be paid: The first David Graeber Foundation meetup, between Thomas Piketty and Michael Hudson. by Cory Doctorow / September 29, 2021 It’s What the Babies Eat: Inflammatory Capitalism in Mushby Paul Haeder / September 30th, 2021

Here is a transcript of the 1st Fight Club: Michael Hudson and Thomas Piketty (English).

30 September, 2021

This debate between Michael Hudson and Thomas Piketty on September 23, 2021, is available on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWT0uvBLDbo The debate was monitored by Lynn Parramore, and introduced by David Graeber’s widow, Nika. Dubrovsky. Closing speach by Steve Keen. Nika: Hi, I’m Nika. I’m David’s wife. This is an event in the honor of the first anniversary […]

Michael Hudson versus Thomas Piketty

23 September, 2021

RSA, Museum of Care, the Institute of David Graeber for the 1st year of the anniversary of David’s death we hosted the first Fight Club debate. 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 […]

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. As part of the IRI’s projects of the Zapatista Forum, the David Graeber foundation, the Museum […]

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

With David Graeber’s latest book (co-written by David Wengrow), The Dawn of Everything, coming out in October this year, we thought it might be a good idea to dedicate the next reading group to ‘Culture as Creative Refusal,’ which develops as one of the key points of the book. Link to the text. See you […]

‘Going In and Out of each other’s Bodies’ by Maurice Bloch

05 August, 2021

Following on from our last session which reflected on David Graeber’s text on the ‘Monastic Self,’ our next session on 5th August will be a discussion of Maurice Bloch’s paper on ‘Going In and Out of Each Other’s Bodies.’ (Please don’t get too excited because we’re only referring to neuronal connection here.) Links to Bloch’s […]

Notes: 27.05.2021 Assembly

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 […]