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Archive Funding

Phoenix CV

Lush draft

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Pre-history - Magna Carta, Levellers, Diggers, Quakers (consensus), Chartists,  THEN

Twyford Down

"The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c.33) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It introduced a number of changes to the existing law, most notably in the restriction and reduction of existing rights and in greater penalties for certain "anti-social" behaviours. The Bill was introduced by Michael Howard, home secretary of Prime Minister John Major's Conservative government, and attracted widespread opposition."

Out of the UK Criminal Justice Bill came a movement which overturned boundaries; which included ravers, druids, journalists, travellers, activists, squatters and politicians and which remained a vital and inspirational source for public protest for the next twenty years. When the last UK Climate Camp closed, in 2004, it was seem by many as the final shout of that public response to growing internal legal repression. Then, after a ten year hiatus, UKUncut and Occupy arrived, with much of the same urgent vitality and as the former protests but, too often, without the knowledge, experience and history.

The energy, creativity, passion and repression of 94 and onwards have been documented in books and academic research. This exhibition will display openly and tangibly, for the first time, the myriad grass roots voices and victories. In doing so it aims not only to publically document an inspirational and consciousness-changing culture, but to bridge the current gap between seasoned and informed protest and current new and spontaneous movements.  

Initially Edge Fund and Lush. 

Archiving with wikicommons and (torrents) + RAID box. Broadband in venue.

Eg partnership with Museum of London and Kingston University, St Marys, Twickenham. 

3k to do scripting to make UI, searchability, and automated OCR for text and voice recognition to text for the mp3 files.


What is the proposal?

We aim to do both a bottom-up history and a contemporary knowledge exchange between the generations and differing activist campaigns.

20+ years of the movement of movements.

Initially one room of laminates and min-sins/

A group of activists have been planning this expo for a number of years. Renewed impetus  came from the Disobedient Object expo at theV&A which we all took part in. At the recent Curating Conflicts: Disobedient Objects our ideas developed further., and we reached out to new academic and institutional partners.

There is a knowledge gap between generations of activists. This was highlighted at its strongest in the recent Occupy movement. [EXAMPLE?] Occupy people will tell their stories - metadata tag links them to other, older stories. Meta-tagging will link tags to make these connections. Partnership with Kingston University for this.

Need to raise 5K from Lush this will fund 4 workers at 1K each and cover the company running cost and give a very basic budget.

Rich - organising

Phoenix – paper archive

Adrian - photos

Hamish – video


This would get us to a stage of collecting the archive, paper, photo and video into the pro bono space. [DETAILS of pro bono space] - batch processing via OCR.

Greenlight Foundation - the space


Then running trial – invite – digitisation sessions to work out best horizontal practices for DIY digitalisation and uploading.


Before running a number of open days for public archiving. [This can presumably be done remotely - kick-start with eg Thalia Campbell.]


Closed trials (invite-only) - stickers stuck to the object - object digitised - record mp3 player about what is it. Digitised on hard drive. Then geeks to write script to index the archive - object/transcript/ + link to mp3. Keyword on number.

Open days. "Keyword - number - spiel". Laminates and initial exhibit - invite outreach - this is how you can use this. (Very strong default creative commons) - sharealike - noncommercial - derivs.)


National tour of interactive exhibition - gathering more stuff

Rss in and out promoted so everyone can host - creative commons -

Both a physical space and online resource.

The equipment for this can largely be sourced by donations, the space is pro bono.

Then we need another5K to crate, mount and tower a basic couler copy laminate exposition.With accompanying minsin/screening. This could be inexpensivelytoured around the country, liberys and public spaces, summerfestivals and arts events. This would have basic MP3 audio records to collect local history during the events.

And a full fund-raising round for the full physical exhibition which would havea budget of 100K and a multi years time span.

The whole exhibition would be available under a non-commercial creative commons licence.We would build a webportal ( front the use of a public archiving site such as or to host the large digitised sourcefiles.

Printing at HS - 20p for A3 - 100 laminates - Neil to find out cost.

Cost of 3TB drives



Time commitments

Big expo funding

Security of physical exhibits.

Old Basic outline
Self build exhibition
Public archiving
Scan to db Creative Commons
Therefore community involvement
Virtual exhibition
Share db with institutions museum library university tag goes # mol museum
Cheap mo3 player people tell story of picture or objects
Voices of the voiceless
Radio show
Grows as we tour
Oral history
Tash Jason
Public archive 2 way
Show films n interview
Funding transport people to tag n collate
Funding lush edge fund  5 g each
RSS feed by tags for museums
Vision on Tv has budget to do this
Trial run at Watford green light foundation
Open day photos scanner
Bigger travelling exhibition

building in good diversity and radicalism.

sharing the space


One third of space/budgit etc each.

This amplifes the center outreach and calmes the spiky fluffy debate.

Then have a broad outreach of groups supporting/sponsoring the expo.

  • todo
    list of partners

Greenlight foundation
Museam London (effecil)
Richmond uni (furming)
visionontv Ltd 
circal cummerty projects

Can do a two track expo

Small funding - Smaller laminates tour festivals/liberys etc.

Large funding/one off - needs full funding for more than a one off expo

VENUES: Manchester Peoples Museum - space offered 2016.

Emily Pankhurst Museum

Approach Museum of  London, V & A, Barbican Centre.

Metropolitan Archive and Bishopsgate Institute for storage.

UNIVERSITIES: St Marys, Twickenham

Kingston University

London Commmunications College

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either tonight or moro i will input the grants that kieran funding expert recommended and the key words etc he offered ,he is also up for help and advice and an expert in fundraising
Posted on 09/12/14 23:41.
i need a lesson in how this wiki works
Posted on 09/12/14 23:42.
also network for social change and crowd source funding
Posted on 10/12/14 01:52.
yep, lets meetup, when your next around hackney?
Posted on 10/12/14 14:30 in reply to Phoenix Circus.
yes will bel u when nxt going water way
Posted on 11/12/14 02:05.
Think R is working on the funding apps, am down old ford lock. I have been moveing the stuff off the comments onto the wiki - have made the email list members only to stop bots finding it.
Posted on 16/12/14 20:08 in reply to Phoenix Circus.