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Introductory Cafe, 28th October 2020

JOE HALLIGAN

ARCHITECT AND MEMBER OF ASSEMBLE

Assemble are a collective based in London who work across the fields of art, architecture and design. Their work at Granby Four Streets in Liverpool was the result of a 20-year battle by local residents to save a series of terraced housing from demolition. The project presented a vision for the area that built on the hard work already done by local residents: refurbishing housing and public space, and providing new opportunities for the area’s residents.

LIZ MAUNDER

NORTON SUB HAMDON CLT, SOMERSET

Liz is a director of Community Assets, and the secretary of Norton sub Hamdon CLT. As well as building 10 affordable homes with Yarlington Housing Group for the local community, this Community Land Trust owns and runs the village shop and post office. In recent months they have been able to draw on their networks of volunteers to keep the shop open and deliver to self-isolating households in the village and neighbouring villages throughout the pandemic.

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THOM STEWART/RÓISÍN NIC CÓIL

THE IRISH REGENERATIVE LAND TRUST (IRLT)

IRLT were formed in response to the climate breakdown and housing crisis in Ireland. They are a citizen led nonprofit that believes a flawed relationship to land is the common root to multiple systemic crises. Their mission is to take a community-led approach to Ecological Regeneration, addressing the climate crisis by increasing access to land for regenerative activities, including farming, land restoration, and green building activities.

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