[act-ma] 3/23: Currencies, a dis/Conference - David Graeber at Harvard on March 23 (12 Noon to 5:00 p.m.)

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Sun Mar 4 20:51:43 PST 2012


[Wow!   What an opportunity.  He teaches at the London School of 
Economics.  I recently finished his /_Debt: The First 5,000 Years_ /- Bob C]


  *Currencies, a dis/Conference* /with David Graeber/


Harvard University
March 23, 2012, 12n-5p

Currencies are telling of our current time. Debt, labor, 
commodification, ownership, and consumerism structure and characterize 
contemporary life and academia. From the monetization and protection of 
intellectual property to the debts that students accrue, from the 
exploitation of adjunct labor to the re-productions of class lines, this 
dis/Conference seeks critical engagement with what has currency and what 
serves as currency in education and life today.

In contrast to traditional conference formats, this dis/Conference seeks 
to facilitate open, horizontal education through substantive knowledge 
sharing, inquiry, critique, and discussion. Together with David Graeber 
<http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/11/books/review/anarchist-anthropology.html> 
- anarchist <http://newleftreview.org/A2368>, occupier 
<http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/10/david-graeber-on-playing-by-the-rules-%E2%80%93-the-strange-success-of-occupy-wall-street.html>, 
and anthropologist 
<http://books.google.com/books/about/Toward_an_anthropological_theory_of_valu.html?id=uo8tttilAlQC> 
- we will engage the economies of academia by subverting its dominant 
forms of knowledge production. In the process, we will participate in 
the purposeful creation of an alternative model for scholarly 
engagement, beyond mere discussion. Under this model, our primary 
resources will be ourselves. Everyone - inside or outside of academia - 
is welcome.
*
/We invite you to take an active role in shaping and leading this 
dis/Conference/*/. /

We invite you to submit a topic, idea, or interest, formulated as a 
question for consideration, that will serve along with others as a 
guiding structure for the event.

You will have the opportunity to introduce this question at the 
dis/Conference with a brief (<5 minutes) statement.

Please email your question to ideas at currenciesdisconference.info 
<mailto:ideas at currenciesdisconference.info> by Wednesday, March 7.

*Download Print Version for distribution 
<http://www.currenciesdisconference.info/files/Currencies_CallforQuestions.pdf>*
Quick Registration Form {please register for us to be able to choose an 
accommodating space}



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