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Radical Library Camp

Updated Friday, 11th October 2013

Aiming to build a network of solidarity for those critical of the marketisation of libraries and commodification of information.

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Radical Library Camp logo Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Radical Library Camp Radical Library Camp describes itself as "a space for those of us who identify ourselves in opposition to the marketisation of libraries, the commodification of information, and the increasing precarity of work in the information sector; for those of us who identify with horizontalist movements such as Occupy, who take a critical line on the all-pervasive technophilia of our society, who aren't interested in pretending to be neutral any more, and who see libraries as being, as the Zapatistas would have it, from below and to the left".

It was initiated by social movement activists and researchers, scientists & educators and encourages people to participate through public assembly and research & learning. Radical Library Camp was national in orientation and concerned with research, knowledge production & information access.

The first camp was held on 28th September 2013 in Bradford and the initiative is ongoing.

This page is part of Participation Now, a project that brings together a diverse collection of participatory public engagement initiatives with the aim of supporting exploration, learning and engagement. Explore the collection of initiatives or read more about the project.





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