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Anarchist Bookfair: Archiving Radical Spaces

October 17, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST

Social centres, info-shops, squats and collective spaces are key points of distribution and organising for radical politics. However, they are often just footnotes in archival collections, filling up the listing pages with the address of a meeting or event. We want to start building a collection around these spaces documenting their histories, processes of self-organisation and the movements they supported.
Join us for an online archival session at the Anarchist Bookfair, where we want to pool our collective knowledge around these spaces and create an archival resource. We encourage people to bring materials from their own collections and personal histories. Have a look at the list we have been compiling of spaces in the UK: https://textb.org/t/radical_spaces_edit/

During corona times we have been experimenting with online collaborative tools to help build archival collections and create new ways of interrogating the material. As part of this workshop we will be using collective FLOSS tools, such as Hot Glue and Etherpads, to explore how we can co-create material online together. The archival pieces in the collection and annotations will then be turned into a scrapbook and hosted as part of our digital archive leftove.rs.

Look out for the launch of the programme on the Anarchist Bookfair’s website. We’ll also share the link on our social media closer to the time.


October 17, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
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