Topic of the Week: Location
Location plays a key role in dictating the nature of our ideas and opinions, who our enemies or friends may be, if we're separated from or near family and relatives, if we have a connection over generations to a land-base and its resources or are maybe just vaguely familiar to our surroundings, along with plenty of other variables.
Not surprisingly, the flavor and forms that anarchism takes in the various cities, states, regions, countries, etc. changes drastically based on where you live. How does your perception of anarchism and/or the anarchists in your area relate to how you engage with anarchist thought or praxis? How does your perception of other locations affect that of yours locally? Do you feel a connection with other anarchists in your area more so than those living elsewhere? How does your location's historical relationship to anarchism (in the longer or shorter term) affect your current approach or perspective?
How much, if any, of what you do as an anarchist is dependent on the place you live, and why is that the case? How does traveling versus staying stationary affect any of this? How about moving? How is moving somewhere alone different when you move along with other people (e.g. intentionally to collaborate on projects)?
What is anarchism like where you live? Where do you think anarchist ideas or practices flourish? Are there places you are curious about visiting or moving to?