For those of you who are in London or who will be there at the end of June, this meeting concerning the intersection of academia and activism might be of interest.


Occupy Research Collective Convergence (ORCC): Activism & Research Ethics

10:00-17:00 Saturday June 30th – Pearson Building, University College London, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 6BT (enter from Gower Street).
See here for directions.

  • Are you researching Occupy or contemporary social movements?
  • Are you involved in Occupy or other forms of activism?
  • Are you interested in using research to take action towards creating other possible worlds?
  • Are you keen on research which respects activism?

This one day convergence will focus on the ethics of researching within-and-beyond the Occupy movement. We would like this to be the beginning of an ongoing conversation about the ways in which research can complement, inform, challenge and present social movements and radical politics.

This convergence aims to provide an open space in which to share ideas about the ethics of Occupy, activism and research. The agenda is fluid and will be finalised collectively at the start of the…

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