The OccuLibrary was instigated in 2011 in response to the destruction of the Occupy camp libraries when the camps were evicted nationwide. The project is a rolling collaboration in which the libraries are reincarnated in various forms, "using aesthetically-informed strategies to lure awareness toward info that can empower the 99%."
Three new incarnations were included in the MAP 2013 exhibition, all free and open to the public:
(1) "Art as Social Wormhole": a reading group/“artificial MFA” course in classic and recent texts on aesthetic issues relating to art's potential speak to or influence social or political realities. The group’s home base is The Reading Room, Dallas, and the group also meets at venues exhibiting art works relevant to the readings. This course is ongoing; follow this tumblr or find the OccuLibrary on facebook for updates on meetings and readings;
(2) "Secret Sociality": an installation Oct. 12 - Dec. 6, 2013 at Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX; and
(3) A new episode of the "Yankee Doodles" program for kids on Nov. 16, 2013 at the Dallas Museum of Art.
All were free and open to the public. More on this tumblr or at facebook.com/OccuLibrary or OccuLibrary.blogspot.com. Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/OccuLibrary.