Occupying Wall Street, Places and Spaces of Political Action
Occupying Wall Street, Places and Spaces of Political Action from Jonathan Massey and Brett Snyder on Vimeo.
Occupy Wall Street built a camp in Zuccotti Park and assembled online in chat rooms, crowdmaps, and social media. Moving between the physical and the virtual, activists navigated a hypercity built of granite and asphalt but also algorithms and information. What’s the layout of this place? What are its rules, and who owns it? How does its design shape possibilities for individual and collective action? In two articles at places.designobserver.com, Jonathan Massey and Brett Snyder show how Occupy tested and transformed the rules governing public space and political life. Watch this trailer to learn more about OCCUPYING WALL STREET: PLACES AND SPACES OF POLITICAL ACTION (places.designobserver.com/feature/occupy-wall-street-places-and-spaces-of-political-action/35938/) and MAPPING LIBERTY PLAZA (places.designobserver.com/feature/mapping-liberty-plaza-zuccotti-park/35948/).