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=Maps of High Demand Areas=
=Maps of High Demand Areas=
Revision as of 20:41, 22 March 2016
+ = contact(s)
! = rooftop(s)
$ = interested in a space
Italics are relevant musings.
See also prospective node map
- West Oakland*!$
- San Antonio*!
- Adam's Point*!
- Ghost Town*!
- Oakland 5th Ave Marina*!
Resilient communication; internship opportunities; mentorship
- Laney College*$
- Talk to Hilary Naylor [Oakland Unified School District]
Hooking up library catalogs would be rad... and libraries are the last bastion of nurturing public spaces.
- Talk to Ivan
Public wifi on the streets and in parks
- Lake Merritt
- Mosswood Recreation Center in Mosswood Park.
Hyperlocal economies/sharing/barter/timebank; resilient communication tools; neighborhood watch; storytelling
Urban Farms & Community Gardens
Hook up sensors to be informed eg; if garden needs water, coordinate shifts, info on plant care, cropswap coordination...
- Official list of community gardens in Oakland
- The People's Grocery
- Phat Beets
- City Slicker Farms
- Ghost Town Farms
Announcing special kinds of produce / advertising healthy local food and crafts/vendors
- Oakland Wiki has a great list!
Free wifi attracts new people; community bulletin boards; local media streams
- Taco trucks!
DIY instructables; Microcontroller projects; developing application; community media; community bulletin boards to promote classes and events; find tools / skilled people / projects
- sudo room*!$
- Liberating Ourselves Locally*!
- The Crucible*!
- Ace Monster Toys*!?$
- Hacker Moms*!?
- Nimby Space!
- Counter Culture Labs*!$
Local streams from community spaces that foster self-expression, art and politics; archives and zine library; radio podcasts;
- Youth Radio*!
- Oakland North*
- Oakland Local*
- AK Press
- Timeless, Infinite Light*
- PM Press
By Donation-based gift economies and lending libraries; solidarity organizing; "craigslist free and de facto locally-relevant"
- Urban Strategies*!
- Oakland Technology Exchange West*! - Tons of equipment for building computers, which they then give away/work-trade to local youth who need them!
- Oakland Workers' Collective - Day laborers organization.
- The Grassroots House - Workspace for radical organizers. In Berkeley.
- Youth Uprising
- The Long Haul*! - Infoshop.
- Urban Habitat
- Techbridge - supporting girls in science and technology
- [www.lbcenter.org Lions Center for the Blind] - Assistive reading technologies; CCTV & Braile writer lending library. Founded in the 1930s.
Community events/gathering organizing; skill-sharing; documentation
- A PLACE for Sustainable Living*! - Permaculture mecca located at 1121 64th St in Oakland.
- Rock Paper Scissors Collective*!? - Arts collective and neighbor-friend of sudo's.
- Sustaining Ourselves Locally*! - Food justice collective and neighbor-friend of LOL's.
- The Holdout*!
- The Vulcan*!
Self-organizing and coordination tools; hyperlocal economies;
These projects are headed by friend's of the mesh group and could plug in in some really interesting ways:
- Nerds for Nature*
- Oakland Wiki*
- BACE Timebank*$
- Sun Synchony*!
- Open Oakland*
- East Bay Prisoner Support
- Timelist Group*$
- Rad Brains - Radical mental health collective. #mutualaid
No contacts, but seem interesting:
- Groundscore Collective - Public art.
- Talk to landlords who own a fair number of properties.
- Find folks who might be interested in doing curriculum development for getting kids engaged in community media.
- How to remain the anti-Ingress? http://searchengineland.com/ingress-googles-ar-game-a-stealth-local-data-effort-175417
- More psychogeographic explorations of the urban landscape in which we live and move
- Integrate with bioblitz (NFN).
- Housing projects?
- Do a presentation/focus group at LOL
- Make contacts at schools and libraries
- Pitch the mesh at an upcoming Open Oakland monthly general meeting
- curriculum development