EIOS 1 and 2 Evaluation Report

EIOS 1: Planning

In addition to the paper sessions, we also used EIOS I as an opportunity to plan for the public EIOS II sessions during the WSF, which would became our first collective project. In addition, we also organized a session on mapping, where several of us visually depicted the relationships between different political and geographic spaces during the Forum using a large diagram, while telling the story of the emergence of the WSF and various autonomous spaces around it. Finally, after dinner on January 22, we viewed a film made by one of the participants regarding the 2004 WSF in India. The film session, which followed an extremely intense discussion earlier in the day (see below), ended in a cathartic pillow fight, beginning the process of coming back together as a group after an emotional breach.