The wiki of wikis

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This page is the master wiki for organising projects on the Open Media Network. Crucially it is a self-organising space. Each of the projects in the Open Media Network can have its own wiki, and can share the content with the entire network, or keep certain things private, as you wish.

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Lush draft

visionOntv can be the account holder - need short bios for Adrian and Phoenix.

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Description of Project

(max25 words. For example ‘A conference for community groups campaigning about air quality, and launch of new website)

Stage one of a mobile, interactive and horizontal expo of activism, focussed initially on UK action, with artworks, audio and video.

a) Mission Statement

What is the aim of your organisation (max 50 words) 

The Protest Academy is a network of groups and individuals dedicated to mounting the People Power Exhibition. Through promoting artworks from 25 years of movements for social change, we aim to raise awareness of their issues, and inspire a broad range of activism by sharing knowledge across the generations.

2. The Project - Information in this section should refer specifically to the project you are seeking funding for.



Project Justification and Aims

Please describe why your project is needed.

It will facilitate knowledge sharing from the movements of the last 25 years to curent and future struggles.

(What problem does it address?) There is a disconnect across generations of protesters which needs to be bridged. By ensuring the continuity of skills and knowledge we can prevent the reinvention of the wheel and the repeating of mistakes by each new wave of protest.

What results do you hope to achieve? 

The sharing of skills on direct action and people power. #- a touring exhibition across 5 to 10 venues across the UK. (we have already been offered gallry space and funding by the Manchester Peoples Museum in 2015.

'How do these results create long-term change? Inpsire new and old activists to remain active

Create a new generation of activists

To help people tro see the wave of change and peopple power as it moved through history from the Leverllers to the suffragettes, from road protests to Occupy movement. Seeding several places aorund the country with inspiration for action.

(max 400 words)

Memory hole stuff - each generation of activism tends to reboot activism from scratch. The proejct builds connections between older and newer generations of activists, influencing each other.

Activism not living up to its potential - lots of small projects which are not even the sum of their parts. Surprising things happen from joining things together. Important that the project - affinity groups / trust / . Project is an emulsifier. There are three stages. Only the first would be funded by the Lush money.

The Road Alert book, which still has much relevant information, unknown to the latest generation of Occiupy/Fracking groups.

The cross-generational


1. Test the processes for recording and archiving. End result of this stage is laminates and mp3 recording and computer screen video exhibition around festivals and conferences. Activist meetings in space. Affinity groups facilitated to form.

2. Physical objects tour - like Disobedient Objects - workshops / activist networking. Local groups invited to do workshops. Workshops on how to interact and archive your stories. Affinity groups.

3. Up to the groups. If we knew, we would already have wrecked the project!

(1990-2015 from the road protests to Occupy)

Squatting (social centres), roads protest, GMOs, free festivals, Seattle (Prague, Davos, etc), anti-war Iraq/Afhanistan, PGA (Zapatistas, Via Campesina, Indignados), Climate Camp, Democracy Village, Occupy,

1. Short history, Free festival / travellers

1. Road protests

2. GMOs

3. International summits

4. Anti-war

5. Squatting

6. Climate Camps

7. Occupy

One board at beginning. (History: Magna Carta, Levellers/Diggers, chartists, suffragettes, Greenham Common, Women against Pit Closures)

will record, preserve and exhibit an interactive museum of activism. Its aim is to fill in the memory hole of activist history to inform contemporary practice and make activism more effective, sustainable and powerful. New York Interference Archive.


b) Background information

Please give a brief description of your organisation; this should include your history, main principles, recent successes, your current programmes/ activities to achieve your aims. (approx 150 words)

There are two main projects initiating the People Power Exibition. visionOntv and its earlier incarnation Undercurrents have much of the archive of UK radical video from the last 25 years. Its revolutionary training techniques for new video-makers on mobile devices will feed directly skills into the People Power project. We already

visionOntv is also a project for the widest possible distribution of video for social change. Our techniques for archiving and distribution are central to the People Power project.

Rainbow Centres Project - we have run squatted environmental community centres from 1992 to 2015

to raise awareness of environmental issues and to take direct action.

That space should be available on a free--f-charge or sliding scale/donations basis.

Recent suceeses: the saving of Friern Barnet library - the highlighting of homeless/empty building issues over Christmas 2014 with the Love activists being evicted which was covered in a large way on the national media, creating a very large debate.

Current programme. We continue to help and advise groups setting up environment and community projects. We are setting up Re-Spaces CIC, to ask landlords of empty properties for temporary use of thier buildings for communty proejcts.

We are working with a new housing movement of 30 to 40 groups through the Brick Lane debates.

Project activities: What will you do to achieve the above? (max 150 words)

The first stage is broken down into the following steps:

1. The core group tests the processes on ourselves

2. We invite people from outside our group, and further refine the processes for user-friendliness.

3. Invite outsiders and test with them

4. Expo with laminates / mp3 recording and video screening goes to music festivals / conferences / Big Green Gathering / Peace News / Conferences / Schools and libraries?.

Target group: Please describe who / what your project will help (max 150 words)

First invites to members of activist community with objects. At first, stories are tied to physical objects.

Where and when will the project take place, and how long will the project last? (max 100 words)

6 months including summer! April to September inclusive, October/November if desirable (conference season)

Potential duplication: Who else is working in this area? How is your work different? (max 100 words)

Disobedient Objects - closed at the V&A - was also a "closed" exhibit. Ours is based on the 4 Opens, peer-to-peer.

Activist Archivists - Interference Archive (All stateside) - Archivo 15M (Spain) - [I will have a closer look at how these operate] Mention KISS (Keep it Stupidly SImple)

http://activist-archivists.org/wp/?page_id=2

Budget: Please give a detailed budget in pounds for the project and clearly state the total amount of funding you are asking for. If you have secured funding from elsewhere or applied to another funder, please give details. Please note the maximum we will normally grant is £10,000.






Need mission statements of the different organisations involved - so it can be a joint application.

visionOntv can be the account holder - need short bios for Adrian and Phoenix.

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Description of Project

(max25 words. For example ‘A conference for community groups campaigning about air quality, and launch of new website)

Stage one of a mobile, interactive and horizontal expo of activism, focussed primarily on UK action, with artworks, audio and video.

a) Mission Statement

What is the aim of your organisation (max 50 words) 

The Protest Academy is a network of groups and individuals dedicated to mounting the People Power Exhibition. Through promoting artworks from 25 years of movements for social change, we aim to raise awareness of their issues, and inspire a broad range of activism by sharing knowledge across the generations.

2. The Project - Information in this section should refer specifically to the project you are seeking funding for.



Project Justification and Aims

Please describe why your project is needed.

to facilitate knowledge sharing from the movements of the last 25 years to the contemporary What problem does it address? The cross-generational protest There is a disconnect across generations of protesters which needs to be bridged. The reinvention of the wheel and the repeating of mistakes by each new wave. (some people ony join for two years / to ensure continuity of skills and knowledge - the squatting

What results do you hope to achieve? 

the sharing of skills on direct action and people power. #- a touring exhibition across 5 to 10 venues across the UK. (we have already been offered gallry space and funding by the Manchester Peoples Museum in 2015.

'How do these results create long-term change? Inpsire new and old activists to remain active

Create a new generation of activists

To help people tro see the wave of change and peopple power as it moved through history from the Leverllers to the suffragettes, from road protests to Occupy movement. Seeding several places aorund the country with inspiration for action.

(max 400 words)

Memory hole stuff - each generation of activism tends to reboot activism from scratch. The proejct builds connections between older and newer generations of activists, influencing each other.

Activism not living up to its potential - lots of small projects which are not even the sum of their parts. Surprising things happen from joining things together. Important that the project - affinity groups / trust / . Project is an emulsifier. There are three stages. Only the first would be funded by the Lush money.

The Road Alert book, which still has much relevant information, unknown to the latest generation of Occiupy/Fracking groups.

The cross-generational


1. Test the processes for recording and archiving. End result of this stage is laminates and mp3 recording and computer screen video exhibition around festivals and conferences. Activist meetings in space. Affinity groups facilitated to form.

2. Physical objects tour - like Disobedient Objects - workshops / activist networking. Local groups invited to do workshops. Workshops on how to interact and archive your stories. Affinity groups.

3. Up to the groups. If we knew, we would already have wrecked the project!

(1990-2015 from the road protests to Occupy)

Squatting (social centres), roads protest, GMOs, free festivals, Seattle (Prague, Davos, etc), anti-war Iraq/Afhanistan, PGA (Zapatistas, Via Campesina, Indignados), Climate Camp, Democracy Village, Occupy,

1. Short history, Free festival / travellers

1. Road protests

2. GMOs

3. International summits

4. Anti-war

5. Squatting

6. Climate Camps

7. Occupy

One board at beginning. (History: Magna Carta, Levellers/Diggers, chartists, suffragettes, Greenham Common, Women against Pit Closures)

will record, preserve and exhibit an interactive museum of activism. Its aim is to fill in the memory hole of activist history to inform contemporary practice and make activism more effective, sustainable and powerful. New York Interference Archive.


b) Background information

Please give a brief description of your organisation; this should include your history, main principles, recent successes, your current programmes/ activities to achieve your aims. (approx 150 words)

visionOntv is the follow-up project to radical video collective Undercurrents, whose unique archive of activist video is one of the foundations of the People Power Exhibition.

visionOntv is a revolutionary training project for new video-makers on mobile devices, feeding these skills into the People Power project.

visionOntv is also a project for the widest possible distribution of video for social change. Our techniques for archiving and distribution are central to the People Power project.

Rainbow Centres Project - we have run squatted environmental community centres from 1992 to 2015

to raise awareness of environmental issues and to take direct action.

That space should be available on a free--f-charge or sliding scale/donations basis.

Recent suceeses: the saving of Friern Barnet library - the highlighting of homeless/empty building issues over Christmas 2014 with the Love activists being evicted which was covered in a large way on the national media, creating a very large debate.

Current programme. We continue to help and advise groups setting up environment and community projects. We are setting up Re-Spaces CIC, to ask landlords of empty properties for temporary use of thier buildings for communty proejcts.

We are working with a new housing movement of 30 to 40 groups through the Brick Lane debates.

Project activities: What will you do to achieve the above? (max 150 words)

The first stage is broken down into the following steps:

1. The core group tests the processes on ourselves

2. We invite people from outside our group, and further refine the processes for user-friendliness.

3. Invite outsiders and test with them

4. Expo with laminates / mp3 recording and video screening goes to music festivals / conferences / Big Green Gathering / Peace News / Conferences / Schools and libraries?.

Target group: Please describe who / what your project will help (max 150 words)

First invites to members of activist community with objects. At first, stories are tied to physical objects.

Where and when will the project take place, and how long will the project last? (max 100 words)

6 months including summer! April to September inclusive, October/November if desirable (conference season)

Potential duplication: Who else is working in this area? How is your work different? (max 100 words)

Disobedient Objects - closed at the V&A - was also a "closed" exhibit. Ours is based on the 4 Opens, peer-to-peer.

Activist Archivists - Interference Archive (All stateside) - Archivo 15M (Spain) - [I will have a closer look at how these operate] Mention KISS (Keep it Stupidly SImple)

http://activist-archivists.org/wp/?page_id=2

Budget: Please give a detailed budget in pounds for the project and clearly state the total amount of funding you are asking for. If you have secured funding from elsewhere or applied to another funder, please give details. Please note the maximum we will normally grant is £10,000.






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