In 2011, the Occupy movement brought together people from all walks of life in an unprecedented way.
For several months, occupations around the world protested the status quo and struggled to come up with more equitable ways of living.
Five years on, for the anniversary of Occupy London, we are looking to explore the effects of this movement on its participants, reflect on the impact of these experiences and how they are shaping our visions of the future.
A project by Tina and Vica with
tech support from Aleksi
I thought it would be an opportunity to experience first-hand how large numbers of people could coordinate activities in an emergent manner, without having to fall back on conventional methods of organising. I had experienced a fair amount of that in online settings, and was curious how networked structures might play out on the ground. I didn’t consider myself much of a political activist at the time, however wanted to be there as a supporter. I felt Occupy was a timely and much-needed expression of a public political sentiment.<Read more