A group of artists, writers & activists is currently writing an Anthology of ideas, tactics, & concepts, inspired by our experience at Occupy Amsterdam. One goal of this anthology is to offer proposals, visions and reflections. We want to investigate the elements of the political visions that functioned within Occupy, in terms of aims, strategies, analysis as well as tactics – so that the Occupy experience can help to nourish future forms of activism. How can Occupy be extended – beyond the camp, into the future, into the rest of the city, the country, the world?
The anthology will have an open form that will include texts of many different kinds and authors addressing a great variety of subjects. In order to accommodate this, we have chosen to organize the anthology into 99 lemmas, like an encyclopedia. An entry could be any kind of text, from short definitions to complete essays, from histories to images.
We are still interested in expanding our range of contributors, in particular we are looking for visual contributions of various kinds – illustrations, autonomous works, visuals inspired by Occupy, for graphic novels, archive material, photographs, drawings, cartoons, posters, flyers…. We would be happy to receive your contribution! More info and a detailed list of Lemmas (=Tags) can be found below.
March 10th, 2012
Black& White + supporting color
some full color supplements
/language:/ english & dutch
please submit your contributions to: /*
10 Mb max.
please send the images in the following format:
clearly attribute your name / titel / ( & which tag you refer to)
please name the images in the following way: / TagYourName.jpg /
please submit the same file in color *and* in Black and White
CreativeCommonsLicense will apply (Attribute/Non-Commercial/ShareAlike)
No fees for contributions
As an editing team we take the freedom to use or not use your contributions, to crop them and if necessary alter them to B&W or other sizes. Thanks for your understanding.
Please circulate freely.
Agitprop – Collection of different posters, banners and slogans
Associative Ramblings/ Isolation/Madness
Anthropologist- Analysis of participants of Artists in Occupy Amsterda
Consensus-Dialogue about the ideology of consensus
Dakloos/Homeless-Analysis of interaction with/significance of the
homeless in occupy
Engagement-Analysis of the engaged individual/intellectual
Eurocrisis/Mercantilism-About new economical nationalism
Feminism-Group interview feminism & economic crisis
Homeless/Dakloos-Analysis of interaction with/significance of the
homeless in occupy
Hibernation-Analysis of speed, tempo and momentum
Hygiene-Hygiene as a political metaphor
Instituut-Consequences of institutionalization of art
Ideologie-An analysis of the occupy of a movement without ideology
Karaoke-Photographs of the revolutionary karaoke event. (graphics)
Kritiek-Investigation of the role of criticism
Kosmoproleet-introduction and discussion of the notion of the
Lifestyle-Criticizing the criticism of occupy as a lifestyle
Messias-Analysis of economy and religion
Occupy Topology-Analysis of the spacial structure of the idea of occupation
Power after citizenship-Thinking power not in relationship to the state
Paradise-Thinking the relation between art and politics through the
notion of paradise
Plaskruis / Pisspoles-Zizekian analysis of contraption that allows
people to urinate during an occupation
Privébezit / Private property-New notions of property
Poldermodel-Manual for negotiations with politicians (or the practice of
Quote-A collection of quotes about occupy
Rules and regulations-Legislation and democracy: recreating rules and
Storytelling-How (not) to tell the story of Occupy?
Straattheater-Street theater as a technique to explore democratic practice
Slapen-Sleeping as an act of disobedience & Becket
Space: Public, Private, Common, Conflictual
Tent-Multiple meanings of tents (visuals)
Volk / the people-Analysis of the idea of the people: resurfacing with
the occupy movement
… you can come up with your own tag of course …