Production & World Build

Production & World Build focuses on logistical and hands-on work and takes care of the practical and technical sides of events.

What do the Production teams do?

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Production & World Build focuses on logistical and hands-on work and takes care of the practical and technical sides of rebellion. In short: we amplify actions!

We make sure to provide the equipment needed to intensify any action. This involves sourcing, delivering and operating kit and training crews to work both behind the scenes and on the ground.

We consist of six main teams, Site Design and Build, Sound and Power, Logistics, Sustenance, Sanitation and Waste and Accommodation.

See the next pages for more detailed information on each group, checklists for running your own Action, Protest or Rebellion, and information on how to connect with or get involved in these teams.

Contact Us: production@extinctionrebellion.uk

How to Request Production Support

If you require support or advice from Production Logistics, Site Design and Build, Sound & Power, Sustenance, Sanitation and Waste or Accomodation your request will need to come through Production World Build.

Please contact us via the email: production@extinctionrebellion.uk

We just have two golden rules….

ONE POINT OF CONTACT - please nominate one person to talk to us about production requests. To avoid any confusion of information or mixed messaging all communication will go through your nominated point of contact.

ADVANCE WARNING - Please give us as much notice as possible. You don’t need to have all of the information and detail but we are much more likely to be able to help the sooner we can get the date in the diary.

Please refer to the info and questions below, these will be applicable both if you know you need support or if you’re not sure what support is on offer.

NB. If your action is not an XR action there may be a small fee attached to various services in order to cover the time and expenses of our volunteers. We can provide more details when you contact us.

Does your action require amplified sound?

If the answer is YES you can ask for support from Sound and Power.
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Does your action involve using kit from the warehouse or XR's van?

If the answer is YES you can ask for support from Production Logistics.
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Does your action involve feeding people?

If the answer is YES you can ask for support from Sustenance.
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Does your action need access to water / toilets / waste disposal?

If the answer is YES you can ask for support from Sanitation and Waste.
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Does your action have a physical aspect which needs designing and setting up?

If the answer is YES you can ask for support from Site Design and Build.
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Does your action require accomodation for people?

If the answer is YES you can ask for support from Accommodation.
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Sound & Power

What is it?

Providing mobile PAs, sound systems, pop-up stages and solar-power set-ups; essentially bringing the vibes to any action! The Sound and Power team have kit stored in the central warehouse to provide amplification of any sort to your action.

What skills or training do I need?

You don’t need any specific skills or knowledge to join the team as all training can be given. Sound and Power run training courses to equip people with the knowledge and skills needed. In particular training can be given for people interested in running the cycle rickshaws which amplify sound at many London marches.

Help and Support for Sound and Power

If you have any questions about site Sound and Power please contact the team at: production@extinctionrebellion.uk we are happy to help via email, arrange a chat or zoom meeting or lend support as needed.

Join the Sound and Power Team

We are always looking for new members to join our friendly team. Sign-up for email newsletter here.

We are spread across London and the Regions & Nations and are keen to connect Sound and Power crews across the UK. Email production@extinctionrebellion.uk to get involved from your area.

Join the Rickshaw Crew.

If you would like to join the rickshaw crew to support protests and actions in London by providing mobile amplification please join this signal group. No prior skill necessary, all training can be given.

Logistics

Logistics: Looking after the safe handling, transport and storage of XR’s amazing action kit and equipment; literally bringing all the toys needed for any actions.

Typically required when you or any team involved in the action has kit or assets to move around. Logistics coordinates the flow of kit to and from site, so this involves knowing what is coming, where it’s coming from, how it’s getting to site, where it needs to be and when, when it needs taking away and where it’s going to.

A team of volunteers is needed to make this happen and organising and managing these teams is a big part of logistics too. Logistics works with lorry, van, or car drivers, rickshaw or cargo bike riders, volunteers on foot loading and unloading, and shifting kit around by hand or with trolleys.

Check List for Logistics for a specific Action:

Warehouse Information

A Layout of the main warehouse and lists of what is held there, plus other UK locations in this spreadsheet

Help and Support for Logistics

If you have any questions about logistics please contact the production team at: production@extinctionrebellion.uk We are happy to help via email, arrange a chat or zoom meeting or lend support as needed. The production team manage the Warehouse in London which has kit available for use on actions, and subject to availability the production van is also available for use on XR Actions.

Join the Logistics Team

We are always looking for new members to join our friendly team. We are spread across London and the regions & nations, and are keen to build a production network across the UK. When the time comes for the next big rebellion we want to connect production crews across the UK to work together on a decentralised plan involving all regions.

Sign-up here to get involved or connect up with others from your area.

Site Design & Build

What do we do?

We are responsible for the design and build of sites, spaces, occupations and the different elements within those spaces, i.e. Outreach Hubs, Stages, Creative Structures etc.

This work is typically undertaken by this team for larger actions or where significant public outreach is planned. However all actions should consider elements of design in their planning.

What is it?
Every Action, Protest or Rebellion takes place on a site which has been chosen according to various criteria. If the Action is aimed at a specific individual / company / business this more than likely determines the site, but if your Action focus is broader the site will be chosen according to criteria identified by your Action Planners.

The Site Design and Build team will work with these criteria to design the various elements of the site to maximum effect, and then with a team of volunteers execute the build and break of the site. Site Design and Build is particularly important for larger outward facing rebellions or protests.

If I want to do Site Design and Build for a specific Action what skills or training do I need?

No specific training is needed but it’s helpful to be able to imagine spaces and be able to relate this to the experience you might have in a given space.

Each Action you are involved with will give you more experience of what works best in a given situation. Site Design and Build work closely with the creative team particularly with regard to flags, banners and site decoration.

Check List for Site Design and Build for a specific Action

Help and Support for Site Design and Build

If you have any questions about Site Design and Build please contact the production team at: production@extinctionrebellion.uk
We are happy to help via email, arrange a chat or zoom meeting or lend support as needed.

Join the Site Design and Build Team

We are always looking for new members to join our friendly team. We are spread across London and the regions & nations and are keen to build a production network across the UK. When the time comes for the next big rebellion we want to connect production crews across the UK to work together on a decentralised plan involving all regions. Signup here to get involved or connect up from your area.

Sustenance