Commoning, Organising & Futuring.
Building on the learning and themes of flax’s project, we would like to invite you to a series of free, in person gatherings and online sharing that create space for reflection and organising with the community. The sessions will allow us to collectively explore the environment, land and future projects that might emerge, which can evolve and be developed together.
Warm drinks and biscuits will be available at every session. If you would like to join in our sessions, please email email@example.com to let us know you are coming.
Covid-19: Attendees are welcome to wear masks, whatever is most comfortable for the individual. Masks & hand sanitiser will be available, and where possible, sessions will be held outside. Windows will be open and the space well ventilated. Sign in/ track and trace is required on entry to ensure we can contact attendees. We kindly ask everyone to be respectful of personal space and individual needs.
Land Justice talk with Kim Graham of Shared Assets
Thursday 14 October | 2.00- 3.30pm | The Community Hub, South Park
Join Kim Graham conversation exploring Land Justice in the UK, and open up a dialogue about community land ownership models, and community-led frameworks to ensure everyone has access to shared space.
More about this event, Kim and Shared Assets work here.
Bird Seed Sculpture making with artist Georgia Gendall of Allotment Club
Saturday 16 October | 1.00- 2.30pm | The Community Hub, South Park
Following the groundswell interest in community growing spaces, artist Georgia Gendall will join us to lead a bird seed sculpture making session, and share her experiences of developing a series of artist recidencies from an allotment in Penryth.
More about this event, Georgia and her Allotment Club here.
Virtual Tour of Phytology by Michael Smythe
Late October | Online Takeover
Exploring how to connect micro landscapes and ‘in-between’ spaces in urban and city landscapes, adding greenery to what would otherwise be barren swathes of concrete and asphalt. Michael will offer a virtual field guide of Phytology — a cultural institute, and medicinal field situated within Bethnal Green Nature Reserve in London — sharing his knowledge and experiences of developing urban wildness, harvestable medicine, alternative urban planning and the role of biodiversity within the modern city along the way.
More about Michael and Phytology here.
Air Quality Monitoring Walk in Bootle with Dr. Ivan Gee
Friday 22 October | 1.00- 2.30pm | The Community Hub, South Park
Responding to interests in the local environment that have arisen during A Field of Flax, we’re convening a session to explore how to put knowledge in the hands of those directly impacted by local environmental issues, such the high air pollution levels in Bootle.
More information about the event and Ivan’s work here.
IN GATHERING // WE CONNECT // AS REMEMBERING <3 with Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson
Saturday 23 October | 1.00- 2.30pm | The Community Hub, South Park
Join us for a guided gathering ritual and space-making experience, inspiring deep listening and dialogue with the earth and our local environment lead by artist & educator, Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson.
More information about the event, Lateisha and their work here.
“Commoning, Futuring & Organising” has been curated and produced by Mary Jane Edwards, bringing together thoughts and themes which have arisen from our flax growing project.
A Field Of Flax
A project by Raisa Kabir, Rule of Threes Arts and Taking Root