Young people in Anfield, Liverpool are being challenged by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk to look at the issues facing the development of their neighbourhood and to take matters into their own hands.
Over a two year period the group will develop a neighbourhood design process, a Build Camp and, ultimately, a sustainable, affordable building and/or re-use scheme.
From the outset the young people will be encouraged to think about their future and their neighbourhood in tandem, while learning that if they work together as a community they can improve their surroundings and, with it, their life chances.
Taking its name from the vernacular description of the small terraced house that characterises the North of England, the project offers an imaginative, experimental
approach to dealing with empty properties and spaces in Liverpool and beyond.
LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL IS FUNDED BY:
Arts Council England, Liverpool City Council
2UP2DOWN IS FUNDED BY:
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Design Council CABE
The Steel Charitable Trust
Making local food work conference
Jess and I will write more about the conference in the next couple of days. Here are for now two recordings I made.
The first one are excerpts from a discussion about community ownership and agency. Have a listen if you find the time.
The second one is a very inspirational speech by Professor Tim Lang at the Centre for Food Policy at City University, London.
Below are some images and words from the first get-together about the look and the feel of the bakery (shop front).