Reading Groups

We read and discuss David Graeber’s texts and related material. Please do feel free to get in touch if you are interested in presenting a particular text. All voices are welcome.

Our Current reading groups:

There Never Was a West by David Graeber

Past reading groups:

  • 8 April, 2021 – ‘What’s the Point If We Can’t Have Fun?’ (available here). Facilitator(s) for this session: Elizabeth, Nika, Oihane. Watch it here.
  • 1 April, 2021 – Carnival and April Fools day!! Come and have fun with us!
  • 26 March, 2021 Chapters 1, 4 and 7 of Bullshit Jobs: A Theory (available here). Facilitator(s) for this session: Ayça Çubukçu (hosted by LSE Sociology). Register here
  • 18 March, 2021 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune: a party, a celebration and a day of memories.
  • 5 March, 2021 Communism’ (available here). Facilitator(s) for this session: Yash, Steve & Vassily.
  • 19 February, 2021 ‘Turning Modes of Production Inside Out: Or, Why Capitalism is a Transformation of Slavery’ (available here). Facilitator(s) for this session: Steve. 
  • 5 February, 2021 The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement (available here). Facilitator(s) for this session: Ayça Çubukçu (hosted by LSE Sociology). Register here.
  • 22 January, 2021 – ‘How Change Happens’ in The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement, pp. 181-200 (available here). Facilitator(s) for this session: Marisa. 
  • 8 January, 2021 – ‘Another Art World, Part II: Utopia of Freedom as a Market Value’ with Nika Dubrovksy (available here). Facilitator(s) for this session: Mitya & Vassily.
  • 11 December, 2020 – ‘Another Art World, Part I: Art Communism and Artificial Scarcity’ with Nika Dubrovsky (available here). Facilitator(s) for this session: Dennis. 
  • 27 November, 2020 – Introduction, Chapter 5 and 10 of Direct Action: An Ethnography (available here). Facilitator(s) for this session: Ayça Çubukçu (hosted by LSE Sociology). 
  • 13 November, 2020 – ‘Dead Zones of the Imagination: On Violence, Bureaucracy, and Interpretive Labor’ (available here). Facilitator(s) for this session: Mitya & Vassily.

Some ideas for our future reading groups:


Here is our Library of Care.