[hackerspaces] Respect the Past, Examine the Present, Build the Future

Leigh Honeywell leigh at hypatia.ca
Wed Aug 26 17:03:20 CEST 2009

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 10:15:18AM -0400, Far McKon wrote:
> > not to forget: a wide array of collectively owned
> > workshops, tool shops and spaces for making that
> > emerged in the 1970s as part of new
> > countercultural topologies (squat houses,
> > communes and farming cooperatives etc.) ... as
> > mentioned in "hacking the spaces".
> Hear Hear. I second johannes.
> I got into hakcersapces through the housing/tool cooperative(s)
> movement.  I'm thinking of making a talk on how hackerspaces tie into
> other collaborative spaces organizations, from condo's to food
> cooperatives, for a talk I'm giving in January.  IF anyone has input,
> let me know.
> hack on,
> - Far McKon

Another set of analogous spaces: the feminist women's health collectives
of the 70's.  While they came out of a political movement, they were
focused on providing services and self-education.

At least that's what immediately came to mind for me :)


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