Elke Krasny and Nika Dubrovksy will continue Seminars of Care in February 2024.
Following the first session of Seminars of Care on November 19, The David Graeber Institute will continue the series with the second session on February 24 at 18:00 (London time).
The meeting will explore Marxist feminists’ analyses of caring labor and David Graeber’s proposal to integrate it all into a new form of labor theory of value. We will be joined by Silvia Federici, renowned scholar, teacher, feminist activist, and one of the most important contemporary theorists of capitalism and feminist movements, and the author of Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation (2004), Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons (2018), Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women (2018) and Beyond the periphery of the skin: rethinking, remaking, reclaiming the body in contemporary capitalism (2020). In 1972 she was cofounder of the International Feminist Collective that launched the Wages for Housework campaign.
Elke Krasny is a curator, cultural theorist, urban researcher, and writer. Her work is focused on architecture, contemporary art, urbanism, feminist museology, histories and theories of curating, critical historiographies of feminism, politics of remembrance, and their intersections. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Reading and is Professor of Art and Education at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her scholarship and her international lectures address ecological and social justice at the global present with a focus on caring practices in architecture, urbanism, curatorial work, and contemporary art. In 2011, Krasny received the Outstanding Artist Award – Women’s Culture.
Nika Dubrovsky is an artist and one of the founders of the David Graeber Institute.