The Omni/20 November 2013
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These notes are incomplete - please feel free to add to them!
Random Notes / Questions
- How does a collective of collectives operate?
- Music collectives?
- Would need extensive soundproofing
- Smaller office space?
- Definitely possible
- How to mediate conflict?
- Everyone gets a 2-minute slot to speak to the topic at hand
Representative Groups of the Meeting
- Oakland Nights Live
- Sudo Room
- Public School
- Counter Culture Labs
- Small Press Traffics
Other Potential Groups
- Groups along San Leandro & High in E Oakland
- Sudo Room's Conflict Resolution Policy
- BAPS' Financial Policy (link?)
- OccuCopy & 1984 Printing
- The Compound (artist studios) on 65th in Emeryville
- Distance from BART
- Wheelchair-accessible buses from BART
- Inevitable trade-offs - what are we getting in exchange for distance? Huge space
- Temescal is a very upper-class, white neighborhood that's rapidly gentrified
- This area where we are now is rapidly gentrifying, more so than Temescal
- Space itself is largely ADA compliant
- There are lifts that can be installed in a staircase that are affordable to build
- Think of the long-term: We could sell this for much more, and move somewhere else in 5 years
- The area near MacArthur BART has a good deal of crime
- Look into any pre-existing inspection records [ask tmrw at mtg] - Jenny
- Reach out to invite other groups to the next mtg or an ad-hoc mtg with some of the core organizers - Everyone
- Begin brainstorming on our values & guidelines
- Homework Assignment: What are 5-10 groups you would like to see share this space? -Everyone
- Make a video to promote
- Make a presentation for other potential groups - David
- Get folks to create User Pages on the Wiki to encourage short bios, visions and values - Jenny
- "A culture of agency and activation - to really feel that we are actively, bodily, joining together in the work of creating a genuine shift in how we view our abilities to shape the world through our actions."
- "education and architectural (experimental and functional) construction in the space."
- "I would like an emphasis on social justice to guide the ethos and collective of the collective inclusion of standards (?)."
- "I can't yet answer this question."
- "Radical intention and simplified structure, changing structure, simplified logistics, less groups."
- "Non-judgmental, truly open and welcoming. Creative, artistic."
- "space is participatory / ...money doesn't rule the day / ...is in solidarity with groups looking to aquire space without capital, through reclamation and direct action etc; / ...considers the needs of individuals and small groups / ...is welcoming and inviting."
- "Anticapitalist, pro-reimagining the world through creating tangible alternative models [and support when they fail and require iteration]."
- "A sense of joy and excitement in our collective work; dedication to working for the common good."
- "A space that facilitates interconnection and collaboration between a diverse range of creative anti-capitalist collectives."
- "Radical generosity; the ability to exercise it with great abandon; the opportunity to be selfless."
- "A space for radicalized collectives - in all kinds of different ways."
- "The dedication to such a space be not limited by the physical walls that contain it. The concept of an open society allowing a synergy with and without walls to occur within and without the community."
- "An Autonomous Anomolous Anticapitalist (Non)University made up of a plethora of incredible projects constantly exploring and celebrating our diversity of roots and ideas / and their confluences / with free food / love / & make the gov't scared."
- "Innovative autonomy / wild hybrid liminality / non stop talking / questioning all existing principles / fundamentally, an illusion of fixed ground to commit to perpetual motion in ____ company, and to ____, offer an invitation to the wider world about a laboratory to completely transform what we now know as the unwanted _____ _____ they ______."