Image Description: A woman looks up at a TV screen mounted on a wall that says '#1 Self-organising isn't justabout standin up for yourself, it's about standing up for other people too.'

Opportunity Makers, Opportunity Takers was a day long education group to: DIA (do it anyway/do it yourself/do it with others) and ‘lean out’ (Dawn Foster). It was organised for the Antiuniversity Festival November, 2015 and was hosted by the Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths.

 opportunity   makers,  

 opportunity   takers

During the day members of CaW Cheap Drinks, KINGDOM, Ladette Space and Nice Gallery shared their projects and processes, joined by silent speaker Rosalie Schweiker. Together we discussed the positives and pitfalls of self organising,

 

how socialised gender roles or feminist politics might be performed, challenged or enacted in our organising methodologies

 

and whether or not cooperation can be seen as a strategy against the cult of individualism. ​We finished in the pub and left with new friends. 

If your wondering what the mince is about see here.

Image Description: A group of people watching a talk in a room.
Image Description: a screenshot of a tweet by Elena Colman saying 'Today was just so wonderful. Women artists give me the strengh to continue [three heart eyes emoji] @antiuniversity.'