One of the protest-documents rescued and kept by MayDay Rooms.
MayDay Rooms is archive, resource and safe haven for social movements, experimental and marginal cultures and their histories. They are based in London.
Activation: 8 June 2023 at Hägerstensåsens Medborgarhus (Stockholm) in collaboration with Grafikens Hus
During this session Lamya Sadiq (from MayDay Rooms) and Johnny Chang discussed how knowledge can be collected from informal, critical and dissident perspectives.
MayDay Rooms aims to safeguard histories and documents of radicalism and resistance by connecting them with contemporary struggle and protest, and by developing new free forms of dissemination and collective self-education. Their building contains an archive of historical material linked to radical history. Alongside their material archives, they create and maintain digital archives and databases of these histories, with the hope that these traces of the past might freely be taken up and put to use in present struggles. As well as housing an archive, their building functions as an organizing space for activists, social movements, troublemakers and radicals. They also run a full programme of events including film screenings, poetry readings, archiving workshops, historical talks, discussions, reading groups and social nights.
More information here.
More information about the activation and the collaboration with Collecting Thoughts (Grafikens Hus) here.
Lamya Sadik during the presentation at Hägerstensåsens Medborgarhus, 2023.