Report on “(Re)thinking Protest Camps” workshop

Here are some thoughts on the recent “(Re)thinking Protest Camps” workshop I co-organised. Thanks to my co-conspirators from the Protest Camps research collective for sharing their thoughts.

Protest Camps

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On the 26th June 2012 40 researchers and activists gathered at Leicester University for a one-day workshop on protest camp. It was jointly organised by the protest camp collective, the department of geography and the School of Management at the University of Leicester.

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After a key note from Sasha Roseneil who presented her research on Greenham Common, four sessions discussed spatialitias, governance, affect and media in protest camps.

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What came out of it?

A map as well as the infamous ‘concept soup’

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Participants were ‘delighted’ with the ‘wonderful experience’ of the workshop and we took away that protest camps can serve as a useful lense for the study of social movements. Plans are currently underway to pursue further networking events to consolidate the research network in formation. Watch this space.

 

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About Gavin Brown

Lecturer in Human Geography University of Leicester
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One Response to Report on “(Re)thinking Protest Camps” workshop

  1. Pingback: Creating worlds: The affective spaces of experimental politics | Non-Stop Against Apartheid

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