Occupy as Form: Recap

The Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley sponsored the working session “Occupy as Form” on February 10, 2012. This recap was written by participants Blake Stimson, Professor of Art History at UC Davis, and Evan Buswell, Kevin Smith, and Geoffrey Wildanger, graduates students at UC Davis, and posted on the UC Faculty Supporting Students blog.
“The central framing device for the working session was to try to consider the overlapping roles of activism, art, and scholarship. There were several activities that were designed to cultivate discussion about these overlapping concerns including a lively “speed dating” session in which the participants were set up in pairs and given the opportunity to quickly exchange insights about the personal meaning and significance of the movement.”