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London Housing Struggles Archive Open Meeting
June 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
We have recently been awarded a small grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop an archive of radical housing campaigns in London from the past five years, with the hope of contextualising the materials gathered in longer histories of struggle. We are aiming to archive materials in three main areas: social housing campaigns, rent strikes and squatting, and housing co-ops.
We hope at the end of the project to have a large archive, based at MayDay Rooms but also freely available online, which will remain useful to activists and new social movements, to run a number of events about contemporary housing struggles. Part of our project will be to also run some training workshops on self-archiving and digitisation for radicals.
We are planning an Open Meeting on Sunday 18th June at 2pm at MayDay Rooms to discuss how the archive should function, and how it can be most useful to activists, how it can be used as a tool to educate people about ongoing processes of social cleansing and resistance, and how materials can be best conserved for radical historians.
If this project sounds like something that would interest you or you can help with, then please try and attend the Open Meeting and if you cannot please get in touch with us. We really want to encourage a wide range of housing activists to get involved to create an important resource for future struggles.