Reading Groups

curated by Steve Bachelor, Simona Ferlini, Nika Dubrovsky, Mark Fuller, Vassily Pigounides and many others

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.

Current reading groups

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.