Last weekend I attended the Unlocking Ideas hackathon run by the People’s History Museum and the Working Class Movement Library, both based in Manchester. The 24 hour hackathon took place in the incredible Islington Mill artist space in Salford. I’d never been to a hackathon before and wasn’t sure what to expect. With little or no technical skills in terms of computing I was worried that I’d be out of my depth and unable to contribute to what was going on. Thankfully this wasn’t the case.
This is a short video I recorded on the meaning of Anarchist Studies and the prefigurative relationship between activism and academia. The video is part of a virtual issue of the journal Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies, edited by Duane Rousselle. The full issue, available online, includes contributions from Ruth Kinna, Jacques Ranciere, Jamie Heckert, Nathan Jun, Jesse Cohn, Michelle Campbell and others, all answering the question, ‘What is Anarchist Studies?’
Liam Barrington-Bush, who spoke at the CPPE last year on anarchism and management, was recently invited to participate in a panel discussion by CharityComms on brand management in the digital era. After discovering that the panel would be exclusively made up of white men, and discussions with his Twitter followers and Facebook friends, Liam decided to back out of the panel, arguing that the panel sets the tone for the event and the field that white men are the accepted experts.