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Black & POC/PGM Squatting – Collective Mapping Session #2

July 11, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST

MayDay Rooms are back to continue our previous collaboration with 56A: Collective mapping of the histories of Black & POC/PGM Squatting!

In this follow-up session we will be focusing on what methods we could use to digitally map out the histories discussed and shared in our previous session, alongside tutorials on: softwares behind scrapbook such as hotglue, a tour of the digital archive/catalogue and more!

MayDay Rooms will be sharing digital tools & resources such as:

leftove.rs is a project that seeks to create a shared online archive of radical, anti-oppressive, and working class movements, and the material traces they have left. The platform hopes to aid the dissemination of archived ephemera from these movements, campaigns, and struggles, casting light on histories of resistance from below. We hope that the project will become a vital resource through opening up archives of radical dissent.

Archive Scrapbook During corona times we have been experimenting with online collaborative tools to help build archival collections and create new ways of interrogating the material remotely. As part of this workshop we will be using collective FLOSS tools, and our newly developed scrapbook function to explore how we can co-create material online together. The archival pieces in the these scrapbooks are part of our digital archive leftove.rs.

Brixton Gentrification Struggles 1993-2021A Timeline: This timeline charts sixty events, campaigns and places in the Brixton gentrification struggles in chronological order. It starts with the 1993 Brixton City Challenge to the merciless implementation of Lambeth’s Future Brixton Masterplan in the 2010s, along with the enforcement of austerity measures following the 2008 financial crisis. It ends with the enforced gentrification of the Pope’s Road area in 2021, which is now marketed as Brixton Rec Quarter. All entries link to articles, images, videos and some books/theses which document activist perspectives as comprehensively as possible. Online magazine Brixton Buzz, Past Tense and Urban75 deserve special mention as extensive and reliable sources.

A non-academic open event to the public (priority for Black & POC/PGM)


July 11, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
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