[spectre] ESF: Activist research debate (autonomous space)
geert at xs4all.nl
Wed Oct 13 11:40:52 CEST 2004
From: Mayo FM <Lilaroja at GMX.NET>
Reply-To: International forum for discussion and information on social
movements <SOCIAL-MOVEMENTS at LISTSERV.HEANET.IE>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 23:19:05 +0200
To: SOCIAL-MOVEMENTS at LISTSERV.HEANET.IE
Subject: ESF: Activist research debate (autonomous space)
SATURDAY OCT 16
Forum of communications rights (ESF parallel space):
DEBATE ON Activist Research and Copy-left
Reflection on the potentialities of the research from and for
socials movements action. Open research for free and equal use.
Short presentations group discussions plenary
Saturday 16th October
Time 1400 1600 Room 129 at the Bartlett school of architecture / UCL
The Bartlett School
22 Gordon Street
(10 min. slow walk from Camden Centre)
Contact: Mayo at moviments.net
Glocal action research centre (www.infoespai.org)
Action reserach network for the ESF process
After 5 years from the Seattle call, and 3 from the I World Social Forum it
is now time for reflection about what has happened during the last, very
resonant years, and about how to continue. In response to that,
several initiatives are growing within multiple trajectories emerging from
intersection of political action and investigation. Our aim is to endow
the process of social mobilisation and social change with archiving and
researching techniques. We could frame it as activist research.
Are there any new forms of commitment and antagonistic subjectivity through
the practice of activist research?
What is activist research for? Why now? From where? And how?
To which extent does activist research redefine the relationship between
academia and society? To which extent does it undermine the Ivory Tower
What kind of knowledge does it generate? How to manage that knowledge?
More information about the SPECTRE