If you your group wants to be included or you know others who would be interested. Let me know. I will have more details up soon. Ideas welcome. Bob.
|The Reshuffle is about what we have in common and how we can work together|
|When||May Reshuffle When - May 17 2008 Where - Pearce Institute Govan|
|The Reshuffle event which happens periodically is one such idea that attempts to mix the idea of enjoyment of local space and place, such as community centres with some discussion and workshops in the mix about housing environment and such like.||Radical Independent Bookfair|
This year January
|Within Britain, Scotland and specifically Glasgow there are fewer and fewer outlets for independent and radical materials. Corporate bookshops rule the roost and offer little in the way of counter culture, radical voices or local independent materials.The Radical Independent Book-fair project (RIB) has come about to help redress this imbalance.|
|12.00-6.00pm MAIN HALL PEARCE|
|Make a book|
|Volunteers needed?||Ever made your own book. We will have lots of bits and pieces where
you can put together your own book - so get thinking on the stories and
the pictures and sharpen up your drawing skills
Also JMs card making
|Mad science stuff|
|Science activities for kids. Glasgow University Science Festival Rockets and flyers, Electronic Circuit Building, Make your own Silly Putty, and more will be at the Reshuffle. So if you haven't soldered before, or made your own gunge - This is the place.|
|Radical Book Fair|
|Stalls: resources videotheque events is what RIB is about.
Within Britain, Scotland and specifically Glasgow there are fewer and fewer outlets for independent and radical materials. Corporate bookshops rule the roost and offer little in the way of counter culture, radical voices or local independent materials. The Radical Independent Book-fair project (RIB) has come about to help redress this imbalance... RIB is a support structure for a number of individuals and groups who produce publications, information and materials for sale, view and free distribution. The bookshop is a selection of stalls covering a number of publishers and presses. We stock various books, pamphlets, magazines, newspapers, dvd’s, cd’s, badges, cards and t-shirts.
|There will be the Cardboard Club were kids and their parents even, can
build wee houses and big towers - then get to knock em down. Or make a
big thing out of cardboard and see if you can convince your Dad - that
its a good idea you should take it home. That's always good for a laugh.
Want to volunteer. Not for the faint hearted
|How to handle the media|
|Cafe Workshop||Need some help in drawing attention to yourself, your group, your campaign. Learn some handy tips in how to deal with the media from a local experienced journalist.|
Come and see the technology behind this web based television station.
And maybe even get your face on television too!
- Including advice about starting up your own website and television station
- A live broadcast directly from the Pierce Institute
- And the opportunity to get involved in this new, exciting and innovative
AnarchoTV! Community television that features you as the main star!
|Cafe Bohemia - 12.00-6.00pm CAFE - There was music in the cafes at night and revolution in the air|
||Get something cheap and hot or some tea and biscuits at . Donate something
towards the Hall hire. Hey kids have you ever wanted to make your own
Cola, stead of the other stuff full of sugar and chemicals. Then "Cube
Cola" is for you.
Throughout the day there will be hot and cold drinks available as well as tasty grub and snacks.
CAFE discussions ! 1.00-8.00pm
Have a cup of tea, meet up with other folk and have a chat about important issues that affect us all.
At the last Reshuffle Brothmix helped out in the Cafe and made some great rhubarb and ginger jam. Come along and see what they do this time...
|Pearce Institute Govan|
|6.00-8.00pm film screening/ discussion - THEATRE Camcorder Guerillas DEADLY CARGO|
|Tracking the Nuclear Warhead Convoy...Deadly Cargo, Scotland, 2007 (20
The latest film by award winning collective 'Camcorder Guerillas' uncovers how fully assembled Trident Nuclear warheads are regularly transported in secret convoys on ordinary roads in Britain. How close do they come to you? Find out the chilling truth about those lethal convoys, how they are tracked by ordinary citizens in the Nukewatch network and how you can help to stop them. Followed by mystery film(s) and discussion... www.camcorderguerillas.net
|Relax with a calming back massage from Monkey Machine, while the kids are busy doing their science or building a hut out of cardboard.|
|Bee keepers will be buzzing around letting you taste the honey - and you might even get to see the bees!|
|Chance to see "Given to the People " if you missed it at the Glasgow International at Galgael yard. Website|
|As the tide went out on the shipbuilding history of Govan, many families in the community were left without work and meaning. Modern Govan has been left high and dry by this post-industrial legacy; roots are being lost, values are becoming blurred, and the fast-flowing current of modern life is leaving many behind. At GalGael, we have created a cultural anchor point around which local people are re-kindling skills, community and a sense of purpose. Galgael show us what is possible when we believe things can change|
|Do your own workshop|
|If you don't see anything you fancy. Do your own thing. Have your own workshop or meet-up. Spur of the moment if you like. Get a table marker write on it what your bag is - and get going...|
|Sunny Govan Radio|
|There is always a smiling welcome at sunny Govan Radio. Where citizens can make their own programs on a variety of topics - And they will teach you how to do it. Aims and Objectives: To provide access to training, development and volunteering opportunities; to encourage local creative talent; to foster local traditions and to provide services for the benefit, entertainment, education and development of our community..|
|The Electron Club|
|The Electron Club is where you can learn about computer software and electronic stuff, building thing with old bits of computers, writing code and so on.The club will be doing a wee workshop on Audacity (free open source software for audio editing) It is pretty easy to learn and can work on Linux, Mac and Windows, or just have a Linux machine sitting there for people to look at. People could maybe record and edit short bits for Sunny Govan to broadcast. The beauty about open source software is you don't need a fancy new computer with loads of memory to run it. All the computers at the club were found on the streets, in skips, or donated . Find out more here.|
Workshops and discussions you can join in
| 1 .00- 2.00pm
The rise of car culture in Glasgow.
Focus on motorways and changes to public transport. What campaigns can be taken forward now. what can we do about it
NB: I'll lead on this and start with some information on car culture.
Switch on to climate change.
There will input on Peak Oil from Keiran Wild. He has a briefing paper to circulate to anyone who attends.
Our health; sick man of Europe.
How can grassroots health movements improve the city's health.
Find out about the exciting new BRIDGE website where you can tell the community your ideas. Informed by communities’ needs, City Strolls will be developing a new, custom-built website, upgraded to be fully interactive and multi-user accessible.
Reshuffle - What Next?
At the end of the day there will be a ‘Reshuffle - What do you think?’ Ideas for future Reshuffles. Want to help out, get involved in the next event then come along and join in. This will be in the cafe.
More information about other events can be found here - www.citystrolls.com/may-08.htm"
|Movement for Justice in El Barrio (MJB) East Harlem New York|
|PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY, AUTONOMY AND SELF DETERMINATION
2.00-4.00pm workshop/ discussion - THEATRE
Movement for Justice in El Barrio (MJB)
...part of the MJB speaking tour across Europe.
As Glasgow undergoes gentrification, hear from New York activists who have been fighting the same attacks on their communities for decades! There will be a talk about their ongoing struggle, followed by a practical workshop exchanging ideas and tips about how to organise to defend our communities.
Gentrification is NOT regeneration - we do want money spent in our communities, but the way Glasgow City Council is doing it, they are clearing us out first, before making the area look nice for those able to spend hundreds of thousands on the new flats going up.
|4.00-6.00pm - presentation/ discussion - room to be confirmed
COMBINING CRITICAL PRACTICE, RESEARCH AND THEORY AS POPULAR STRUGGLE
|A presentation by Stevphen Shukaitis (with participatory
dialogue to follow) on issues raised in the recent publication: Constituent
Imagination: Militant Investigations, Collective Theorization (2007) David
Graeber & Stevphen Shukaitis (eds.)
Shukaitis will discuss the concepts and practices of class composition, militant research, and workers inquiry. As elaborated within the recently released collection Constituent Imagination, the task will be to elaborate methods of developing knowledge that build upon the energies of social insurgency to find paths for the continual political recomposition, in and through the continual need of capitalism and the state to regenerate itself based upon these very attempts at its negation.
Stevphen Shukaitis is an activist and research fellow / PhD student at the University of London, Queen Mary. As well as an author he is a member of the editorial board of ephemera: theory & politics in organization, the Autonomedia Editorial Collective, and the Planetary Alternatives Network. He seeks to develop non-vanguardist forms of social research as part of the global conspiracy against capitalism. www.stevphen.mahost.org
This will be followed by a chance for questions and participatory dialogue. Constituent Imagination published by AK Press will be available during the bookfair.
For more info on this event contact Gordon Asher email@example.com
|RELATED and future EVENTS - RELATED and future EVENTS -
RELATED and future EVENTS
|The art of listening||Mass consultation workshop - Next Reshuffle We will be consulting the
public on Who we are - What we see - And how we envisage our city life.
If this interests you and your up for running a workshop or helping out in some way let us know
|OVERIDENTIFICATION AND/OR BUST?|
Sunday 18th May 1.00-3.00pm
OVERIDENTIFICATION AND/OR BUST?
Public discussion with Stevphen Shukaitis on issues raised by the publication: Cultural Activism Today - The Art of Over-Identification
Uisge Beatha - 232 Woodlands Road - Glasgow G3 6ND (Kelvinbridge U)
If, as claimed within the autonomist tradition, capitalism derives its lifeblood from attempts to negate it, where does this leave the position of the subversive artist? Of the aesthetics of resistance? Instead of succumbing to society’s demand for small creative acts, should artists over-identify with the ruling, post-historical order and take the latter’s immanent laws to their most extreme, dystopian consequences?
Join us for a meander through the 'Creative' think-wonkery of structural maladjustment, from the urban deployment of the Rebel Clown Army to the perverse counter-play of The Yes Men, and beyond... all welcome - For further information, please see:
|If you want to help (No ones going to harangue you just do what your comfortable with)|
|This January Reshuffle video was filmed produced and edited
by a 16 year old volunteer.
(Refresh the page if it looks funny)
|Do your own workshop|
|NOTES - NOTES - NOTES - NOTES -NOTES - NOTES -NOTES - NOTES -NOTES - NOTES -|
|About RIB|| RIB is a support structure for a number of individuals and groups who
produce publications, information and materials for sale, view and free
distribution. The project is self-financed by the participants, no public
or corporate monies are involved, no one takes a wage, it is not party
politically aligned and is autonomous from other organisations. The project
is more than an occasional bookshop and traveling bookstall - it is also
a temporary library, a videotheque, a meeting point for discussion, distribution
and ideas, as well as a place to come and have a coffee and a blether.
- keep informed - - get involved - - support struggles - - self educate and agitate -
||One of the major issues I myself am interested in and that confronts
our society - is the corrosion of the social base. The disappearance and
undermining of incipient culture in our communities by private and council
led partnerships. The privatisation of the Common Good, Business in our
parks, Debt and rent.
We can never convince folk to take up the gauntlet and to fight the many social ills that tend to consume our time without first creating or repairing a social base in which to work from. I believe the way to do this is to create small events and projects that are achievable and winnable that people can see work, that will give them confidence to try the next thing. City Strolls offers some a platform for these kind of activities
In order that folk can feel purpose in what they do and try to achieve, they need to feel good about themselves first, so as well as focusing on the repressive issues we also need to celebrate cultural fulfillment and enjoyment.
So bringing some fun and enjoyment to the community can be part of the building blocks that strengthen the social base and can also even help to socialise the boredom of some of the important but rote tasks in community activism.
|Keep in touch through the new Strolls/BRIDGE website and updates for other RIB bookstall, film, Doc, and activity events, through out 2008. Watch this space. Reshuffle has no affiliations with any political party.|