CASE STUDY: Activist Graduate School

Activist Graduate School: the online university for protesters, movement creators & changemakers.

Our faculty and guest lecturers include distinguished activists such as the co-creator of Occupy Wall Street and the co-creator of Black Lives Matter. We film our courses with activists at universities including Bard College and UCLA.

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CASE STUDY: Rebel Cities by David Harvey

Rebel Cities by David Harvey:
Rousing manifesto on the city and the commons from the acclaimed theorist

Long before Occupy, cities were the subject of much utopian thinking. They are the centers of capital accumulation as well as of revolutionary politics, where deeper currents of social and political change rise to the surface. Do the financiers and developers control access to urban resources or do the people? Who dictates the quality and organization of daily life?

Rebel Cities places the city at the heart of both capital and class struggles, looking at locations ranging from Johannesburg to Mumbai, from New York City to São Paulo. Drawing on the Paris Commune as well as Occupy Wall Street and the London Riots, Harvey asks how cities might be reorganized in more socially just and ecologically sane ways—and how they can become the focus for anti-capitalist resistance.


“Whose streets? Our streets! In Rebel Cities David Harvey shows us how we might turn this slogan into a reality. That task—and this book—could hardly be more important.”

CASE STUDY: Immersive Storylab Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality Storytelling Sizzler: Peter Woodbridge

Immersive Storylab Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality Storytelling Sizzler from Peter Woodbridge

This includes projects using the latest mobile AR tech (ARKit, ARCore) and Mixed Reality headsets (Hololens) to bring history and heritage to life, to make invisible worlds visible and creating shared storyworld experiences that enchant everyday places and activities.

Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality has enormous potential to amplify our reality and make life that little bit more exciting. When anything or anywhere can be mediated, life is about to get very interesting indeed, new mediums and spaces for entertainment will be born, as well as new challenges and social implications…

Find out about some of the Immersive StoryLab’s practice-based Digital Placemaking R&D projects here…..

Immersive Storylab – Augmented Reality Storytelling Research

Peter Woodbridge is a digital experience designer and academic working on consultancy, research, teaching and practice in digital experience design, creative technology, installations, mixed reality and augmented reality. See his own description of his work and practice below:

“I am part of an R&D agency called the Immersive Storylab who are involved in projects looking at the way that immersive technology can positively transform public space. We are currently working on a number of Digital Placemaking R&D projects, experiments and consultancies across cultural heritage, transport, health and smart cities– thinking about the future of physical/digital hybrid place.

“I also run the Immersive Liverpool network, which has done work around the future of audience experiences, healthcare, games and storytelling, connecting businesses to 21st century challenges and opportunities.

“I currently work as a Senior Lecturer at Liverpool Screen School. From 2015-2018, I was Senior Lecturer in the media department at Manchester School of Art where I led the curriculum development for a new International Screen School, working across digital, creative and technology related course areas including games, UX design, filmmaking, animation, immersive media and digital arts”.