10–3pm, Sunday September 25th

101 Broadway

Oakland, CA

This day-long open research session seeks to bring together local housing, labor, infrastructure, ecology and data/open access activists to make connections among struggles and brainstorm modes of solidarity through supply chain/infrastructure research. The morning will introduce the Empire Logistics project—a collaborative mapping initiative focused on supply chain infrastructure. In the afternoon, attendees will be invited to contribute ideas and data to the project maps—with a particular focus on the material connections between Bay Area logistics, e-commerce and gentrification. We will also focus on connections between supply chain struggles in the Bay Area and other parts of the world (current strikes in Chinese technology factories, pipeline protests in North Dakota, Hanjin bankruptcy, etc).

Bring a laptop if you can.

Coffee and snacks will be provided.

This event, the result of a partnership between Empire Logistics, FICTILIS, and the Jack London Improvement District, is free and open to the public and is made possible with support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Museum of Capitalism, and our host the Port Workspaces.