We invite you to join The Land Festival: Community Empowerment on the 3rd September at 4pm. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/our-land-festival-community-empowerment-with-anne-mclaughlin-mp-tickets-27250867077
This event is part of a nationwide event called The Common Weal's 'Our Land' Festival, which is pushing for large-scale land reform: http://www.ourland.scot/2016festivalprogramme/. We will meet at Everlasting Arms Ministry Glasgow - 12 Whitehill Street, Glasgow, G31 2LH. The meeting will explore how ordinary people can use the legislation to improve their communities and encourage economic, social and environmental development. Speakers include Jim Hope from Barmulloch Community Development Company, who were the first urban organisation to achieve a community buyout under the Scottish Land Fund, and Dr Cristian Suau from STUDIO POP C.I.C., a group of eco-designers and educators who run a social enterprise empowering communities in Glasgow.
STUDIO POP makes green spaces in cities. We design, play and build ecological buildings, community gardens and DIY workshops. We offer a hand-on ecological experience by regenerating urban gaps through live clinic, craft-remaking and pop-up design. The initiative is called “The DOT-TO-DOT Project, a Viable Social Game to Revitalise Vacant Lands in Glasgow”. It recovers rundown sites and buildings throughout the implementation of mobile greenery, flexible architecture and adaptive uses towards a co-productive habitat. We will share new visions for the Golfhill Public School in Dennistoun. We have prepared two videos, which show both the site analysis and capacities in five phases of development:
Site analysis: http://www.studiopop.net/#!dot-to-dot-2/l3qfr
Earlier in the day, Soil City project from Open Jar Collective are hosting a cycle tour of the East End to explore land use, dereliction and community empowerment, which takes in some of Anne McLaughlin's constituency.
Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soil-city-bike-tour-tickets-26680002606