Next Wave of Work

“As the Occupy movement considers how to expand the influence and energy of last fall’s uprising into the next wave of work, it is looking at strategies for social transformation that combine a commitment to deep democracy, equitable economics, life-sustaining interdependence with the natural world and a liberatory remaking of social relationships”– Alexa Bradley*

If visibility, public awareness, and outreach were among the important aspects in the first phase of Occupy Wall Street, then I am beside Alexa Bradley’s suggestion that the next wave is working together to build these new worlds. We hope to continue to bring the Art & The Commons workshop to various communities in the next couple of months for community investigation into these ideas. Soon we will be participating in the Wall Street to Main Street (WS2MS) art festival in the Catskills and eventually along side workshops and teach-in with Arts & Labor‘s Alternative Economies group.This is an open invitation for anyone interested in joining us in these efforts.

Making New Worlds Possible
A report from the Occupy Wall Street forum on the commons
By Alexa Bradley

[*Alexa Bradley writing in response to her experience at “Making Worlds” a 3 day forum on the commons organized by several OWS Working Groups of which Arts & Culture members Maria Byck (@maria) and I (@antonioserna) held a workshop called Art & The Commons on day 2.]

 

The Art Newspaper: “Occupy Wall Street Group Looks to Open Arts Space”

The movement’s Arts and Culture committee is in discussions to find a multi-purpose space to use for studios and exhibitions

By Helen Stoilas. The Art Newspaper Web only
Published online: 24 November 2011

Occupy Wallstreet window installation at Printed Matter bookstore

Occupy Wall Street's art installation in the storefront of Printed Matter in Chelsea

NEW YORK. A group within the Occupy Wall Street movement is in discussions to find a multi-purpose, indoor arts space, which is to be used for “studio space, rehearsals, concerts, storage, performances, exhibitions, teach-ins, film screenings, art classes for children, sleeping, etc”, according to its website. The Arts and Culture committee of the New York City General Assembly, the protest group behind the movement, is planning to […]

continue reading @ The Art Newspaper website:
“Occupy Wall Street group looks to open arts space” by Helen Stoilas

OWS / Arts & Culture in Huffington Post

The Huffington Post has a blog dedicated to Occupy Wall Street news: Occupy Huffington Post

Arts & Culture Highlights
A recent article in the Huffington Post discusses the letter that the NYCGA Arts & Culture group has sent to Mark Di Suvero, asking him to speak out against the barricades surrounding his sculpture in Liberty Park, site of the ongoing Wall Street occupation.