Turbulence at the US Social Forum, Detroit, 22-26 June

Picture 31Turbulence will be at the United States Social Forum in Detroit from June 22-26, 2010. We’ll be there with hundreds of copies of the magazine. If you can help us hand out copies, or would like to get a bundle to take home with you, get in touch! As ever, our email address is editors@turbulence.org.uk

We’re also co-sponsoring a workshop at the Forum. Here’s the blurb:

Collaborative Investigation (Co-Razonando) in Times of Crisis: Bridging North and South, Activism and Academia

This workshop is part of a collaborative effort between activist-researchers and researching-activists in the Americas to develop new concepts and practices adequate to the multiple, intersecting crises that characterize our times. We recognize that the inadequacy of old concepts and theories of social change contributes to crisis. While most in the mainstream look to policy experts, scientists and academics for solutions to the ecological, food, energy, economic, and political crises of our day, we believe that social movements are producing the most creative responses. Building on our different experiences within movements as well as international projects of militant or collaborative investigation, we will discuss the importance of spaces and projects to cultivate new conceptual and practical frameworks for pursuing activist work. The panel will combine the diverse experience and approaches of our presenters with collaborative media projects including Turbulence: Ideas for Movement (a critical transnational magazine) and community gardening projects in rural and urban areas (North and South). Following brief presentations the workshop will use small group work to explore other potential sites for collaborative investigation.

The workshop will be held in English and Spanish, hopefully on Thursday 24 June. But this still needs to be confirmed. Watch this space! We hope to see you there.

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