The State We’re In

Event date: November 23 / 2023

The Real Democracy Movement and the Museum of Care are launching a discussion series on the State and its role in the world.

Across the world people often try to use the powers they have been granted by the State to bring about social change. And sometimes they strive to go beyond the State to create autonomous enclaves. On 26 October at 20:00 (London Time) the Museum of Care will host the first session in the series called The State We’re In (Part 1): What is the State? facilitated by Corinna Lotz. Paul Feldman will discuss what the contemporary State really is, and a brief summary of some of David Graeber’s writings on the State will be given by one of the Museum of Care’s members. 

The second session, on 23 November 20:00 (London Time), will be The State We’re In (Part 2): Social Progress in Chile With or Without the State? Facilitated by Fiona Harrington, Fernando Quintana will discuss recent attempts to replace the Chilean constitution, originally imposed during the 1973 military coup in which General Augusto Pinochet replaced Chile’s first socialist president, Salvadore Allende. One of the Museum of Care’s members will summarise some of David Graeber’s ideas of democracy and ask: why did Occupy refuse to respond to the demand to make demands?

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