This project, created as part of the Occupy Hackathon in March 2012, seeks to pair two pillars of the Occupy movement: the beliefs we have which inspire us to occupy and the occupations themselves.

Using data collected in winter 2012 by the Occupy Research General Survey (administered by OccupyResearch), we take the answer to question 42—”In just a few words, what are you trying to achieve with your participation in the Occupy movement”—and pair it with a Flickr photo tagged with the camp name that the same respondent mentions. This means that while the photo displayed and quote may be completely unrelated (both in source and in specific content), viewers are presented with locational context and imagery.

The resulting pairings are presented on a Tumblr blog, where participants in the movements are encouraged to submit their own combined photo-text responses.