Care-orism: A study day (MAGMA editions 3)

RiVAL: The ReImagining Value Action Lab presents


Care-orism: A study day

Care-orism (noun): Capitalist economic terrorism, justified by claims to care

Sunday, October 9 – 12h-18h

At a secret location in Friedrichshain, Berlin

RiVAL: The ReImagining Value Action Lab is hosting its third salon, this time a day-long affair with informal talks, workshops and discussions. Please be on time and plan to stay for most ifnot all.


(subject to changes)

Coffee and tea 


Hosts Cassie Thornton and Max Haiven will rapidly introduce the concept of solid, liquid and gaseous care-orism, a pun (obviously) that names the way the rhetoric of “care” is used to sell nonsense and sabotage solidarity. 


Magda Jadwiga Härtelova explains what’s wrong with the dominant rhetorics of ‘care’ (and many so-called critical ones as well). She might introduce one possible, outrageous proposal for what radical (thorough, comprehensive), solidarity-driven care politics might look like.


What would today’s feminism look like if we acknowledged that the healing of a few involves traumatizing a majority of others? June Thunderstorm explores this question with us by sharing a draft of “The Violence of Healing”, her class analysis of “self care” and last work-in-progress with the late great enemy of “wellness” Barbara Ehrenreich, RIP


Christian Nagler discusses his research on how the tech sector is making California’s carceral state the template for the world

Formatted discussion

Cassie Thornton will organize the speakers and participants to practice The Hologram (peer to peer viral anti-capitalist health protocol practiced from couches around the world) as a method for better understanding the more invisible connections in the room between the people in attendance (including the speakers) and the ideas being presented. The goal is a gentle but deep decomposition of the wall between academic work and how we live and what we must destroy to thrive.

Lunch (provided)

A workshop

The Savages of the 2nd and 3rd World (Zsofia Samodai & Julio Linares) present Notice your body and burn your money, a workshop in which participants will
sense & notice
relations & habits on the
personal & systemic levels with a particular focus on
money and it’s destruction

Closing: formatted discussion

What has been destroyed, what has been created? Group discussion in the format of community of practice, a talking circle style meeting developed for The Hologram.

Details and registration

Space is very limited, so pre-registration is required, with priority given to those who will commit to the entire event.  To register, please use this Google Form to give an evil corporation and us all your information. We will send you the location (in Friedrichshain)

A vegan + gluten free lunch will be served.

The event is free and supported by the RiVAL: The ReImagining Value Action Lab, a workshop for the radical imagination, social justice and decolonization directed by Max Haiven and Cassie Thornton.   


This event is happening in a private home that is on the third floor. There is no elevator. We ask all participants to avoid using scented products. The event will not be recorded. Some presenters may show images.