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Author: Jeff Jackson (C)
To: List of the shared space for distributed research occupyresearch
Subject: Re: [Occupyresearch] 5 years later... time to officially bury OccupyResearch
For what it' worth, I'll add a comment and a thank you from the periphery. I'm not quite sure how best to express the loss I'm feeling, but I'll take a stab at it. While I have not been involved, I have followed postings from pretty early on. In somewhat stale circles of foundation evaluators and researchers, I've referenced OccupyResearch as an an alternative approach to how we work, perhaps to inspire some self-critique. In more grassroots circles of activist colleagues in Oakland and Chile, I've referenced OccupyResearch as an under-the -radar group of people that have helped connect dots and add meaning to a network of very valuable social movements around the world.I was just meeting with some activists in Spain and they had no idea a group of researchers were working behind the scenes to add thought power to their movements. I regret not inserting my self actively in the group, but I just want to say thank you for existing and having a ripple effect by your mere existence. As I retire from the Foundation world at the end of the month, I'll make sure I keep the contact info below and I'll try to insert myself somehow.

Jeff Jackson
Program Officer, Organizational Effectiveness
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
343 Second Street, Los Altos, CA 94022

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From: Occupyresearch [occupyresearch-bounces@???] on behalf of jasper teunissen [jasperteunissen@???]
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 4:50 PM
To: occupyresearch@???
Subject: Re: [Occupyresearch] 5 years later... time to officially bury OccupyResearch

i have not been very active here, but i would like to pay my respects. I think there is still a lot of 'occupy research' going on and very much needed. Not just because academic work is usually published years later and not given back to the subjects, there are 2 things to say: first, many offsprings/continuations of occupy need research, ranging from post-'arab-spring', the controversial 'institutionalisation' of movements in Spain and Greece, the new wave of the french Nuit Debout, etc, to a much broader range of grassroots movements today everywhere. Second, the need to occupy research (as opposed to research occupy) is still standing. Well, i'm sure you know what I mean...
Anyway, bury the site if there is no money, keep the free list alive as long as it's not bothering anyone, and let's see how our paths will cross in the future.
greetings jasper
ps. At the moment, I'm mostly working on practical projects (anti-CETA/TTIP, squatting, refugees, saving a park from privatisation) but always open to join interesting research projects. And whenever you spend time in the Netherlands, please let me know!

Op 5-10-2016 om 17:50 schreef pablo rey:
Thanks Aaron and David!
I'd leave the list open... btw, who manages it?

Are you sure you don't have more last words before the burial of the web site?

5 days to go before the funeral.

On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM, David Stodolsky <dss@???<>> wrote:

On 29 Sep 2016, at 01:33, Aaron Kreider <aaron@???<>> wrote:

It's probably a good idea to close the list =)

I would keep it open, since it is a very low effort/cost option that maintains contact among a select group.

I'd love to hear what others are up to! And especially email me if you are interested in Census data, GIS, environmental justice, etc.

The focus on local environmental problems needs to be reinforced, since the “global warming” agenda has become ineffectual and corporatized. Actually, I view it as counterproductive:

While Occupy is gone, we still need to support grassroots organizing with improved technology.
I am trying to upgrade this right now so it will be easier to use and more reliable.
It is an open source project that could use some JavaScript developers.:


David Stodolsky, PhD                   Institute for Social Informatics
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