Welcome to the (R)evolutionary Love 

Collective Visioning Online Discussion Forum!

Terms of Use

The purpose of this online discussion forum is to provide a safe space for an international community of alter-activists to collectively envision a theory and praxis of (r)evolutionary love to animate radical social transformation in the 21st century, as part of the (R)evolutionary Love research project.

The themes which will initiate and frame the dialogues undertaken through this Collective Visioning process are as follow:

  • Praxis: Exploring experiences of - and ideas for - (r)evolutionary loving practices within activist groups, movements, and wider society.

  • Theory: Exploring ideas on how a political theory of (r)evolutionary love might animate radical social transformation in the 21st century.

  • Corruptions: Exploring how (corrupt) forms of love might be utilised as methods of domination, oppression or abuse, in social movements and in society.

  • Utopia: Exploring ideas and imaginings of how a future system arrived at through (and maintained by) a (r)evolutionary love might look.


As a Collective Visioning process, we aim to displace the usual researcher/object bi-polarity in favour of a more subjective/inter-subjective methodological approach. Rather than a process in which the researcher does research on (or even with) subjects, this methodology aims at an encounter that produces new subjects and new inter-subjectivities. 

Subsequently the researcher/facilitator will do their very best to stay out of your way!  However, to ensure the research maintains a focus on the core objectives a certain amount of facilitation will be required, and to ensure the community remains a friendly and safe environment – the following code of conduct has been established for the group:




Be respectful of other people; respectfully ask people to stop if you are bothered; and if you can't resolve an issue contact the group facilitator. If you are being a problem, it will be apparent and you'll be asked to leave.


This is an inclusive environment, based on treating all individuals respectfully, regardless of gender (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, disability, nationality, race, ethnicity, or religion (if any).

We value respectful behaviour which includes:

  • Being considerate, kind, constructive, and helpful.

  • Avoiding demeaning, discriminatory, harassing, hateful, or physically threatening behaviour, speech, and imagery.


When interacting in this digital space we expect you to avoid the following:

  • Impersonating someone else.

  • Posting offensive material that is hurtful to other community members - including sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic or ableist content.

  • Posting the personal information of others.



We believe peer to peer discussions, feedback, and corrections can help build a stronger, safer, and more welcoming community.

If you see someone behaving disrespectfully, you are encouraged to respectfully discourage them from such behaviour. Expect that others in the community wish to help keep the community respectful, and welcome your input in doing so.

If you experience disrespectful behaviour and feel in any way unable to respond or resolve it (including online harassment and trolling), please immediately bring it to the attention of the facilitator who will listen and work to resolve the matter.



The facilitator will seek to resolve conflicts peacefully and in a manner that is positive for the community.  If in the facilitators' judgment the best thing to do is to ask a disrespectful individual to leave, they will do so for the benefit of the community and wider discussion process.

So please play nice….!


As a participant in this research study please be aware that:


•    By signing up to the Collective Visioning Online Discussion Forum, you are agreeing to participate in the research project: '(R)evolutionary Love'.

•    Even if you agree to participate now, you can withdraw at any time or refuse to participate without any consequences of any kind. 

•    You can decide that the researcher/facilitator cannot use data from your contributions to the Collective Visioning Discussion Forum within two weeks after participation, in which case the material is guaranteed to be deleted.  Even after this time the researcher/facilitator will do their utmost to delete the material in question.

•    All contributions you make to this study will be treated confidentially, unless you specifically request to be referenced in future published work.

•    In any material drawing on the themes of this co-research your identity will remain anonymous (unless clearly requested otherwise - see above).  This will be done by changing your name and disguising any details of your participation which may reveal your identity or the identity of people you speak about.

•    Disguised extracts from your contribution may be quoted in the subsequent doctoral dissertation, conference presentations, and any subsequent published papers.

•    Electronic data extracted from the Collective Visioning Discussion Forum (in the form of anonymised transcribed discussions) will be coded and stored on an encrypted and password protected laptop belonging to the researcher, and simultaneously uploaded to the University College Cork ‘Research Box’ information storage system.  Upon research completion all data will be removed completely from the laptop and will continue to be stored securely on the UCC Research Box only - for a minimum of 10 years, and then deleted.

•    Under freedom of information legalisation you are entitled to access the information you have provided at any time while it is in storage as specified above.

Please feel free to contact any of the people involved in the research to seek further clarification and information:

Matt York (Researcher/facilitator)
Department of Government and Politics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

Dr. Laurence Davis (PhD Supervisor)
Department of Government and Politics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

Dr. Orla O'Donovan (PhD Supervisor)
School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland


You are invited to co-imagine a  theory and practice of (r)evolutionary love to animate radical social transformation in the 21st century....

© 2018 Love and Alter-Globalisation


Matt York

Department of Government and Politics,

Room 2.50, Block B,

O'Rahilly Building,

University College Cork, Ireland

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