Resurrecting the Commons: A Perspective from Scotland (18 March, Lincoln)

Resurrecting the Commons: A Perspective from Scotland

By Lincoln Voices and Rushton & Tyman

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SSC scholars and supporters might be interested in this event next week…

“Lincoln Voices resident artists Emma Rushton and Derek Tyman, as part of their project Gnawed by Rats have invited Andy Wightman to meet and talk to Lincoln residents and launch “Conversations on the Commons”.

Andy Wightman is a land activist and writer specialising in land rights, power and democracy and a leading advocate of land reform and community land rights in Scotland. Over the past 20 years his work has focussed on land tenure, land ownership, land reform and, more recently community land rights. His published writing includes Community Land Rights: A Citizen’s Guide (2009) and The Poor Had No Lawyers (2010).

“Conversations on the Commons” is a series of walks planned for over the coming few months. Emma and Derek will invite small groups of people to walk with them on Lincoln’s South, West and Cow Paddle commons to discuss ‘the commons’ as land and ‘as all those things, such as water and health-care, education and the environment, that are held in common for the good of all but are increasingly under threat.

Gnawed by Rats is part of the Lincoln Voices programme of art exploring the contemporary relevance of Magna Carta and The Charter of the Forest.”

WHEN Friday, 18 March 2016 from 18:30 to 21:00 (GMT) – Add to Calendar

WHERE The Changing Rooms – Pavilion Building West Common, Lincoln LN1 1SE, United Kingdom – View Map