August 12, 2020


 The Lab is committed to better understanding the transversal and genealogical connections between social movements. As we prepare to speak with activists and/or scholars who are engaged with a particular movement, interested community member and lab affiliates gather for a “mapping session.” These brainstorming events help us frame our collective questions in preparation for the upcoming dialogue. More often than not, what emerges from these mapping sessions is interest in a theme or motivation for community organization that undergirds that movement. Thus, while these thematic axes are by no means the only nodes of struggle to have been addressed over the past three years in the lab, they offer a potential starting point for the further exploration of how  multifarious movements are connected across time and space.