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‘A Homebaked Kinda Day’ at Breaking Ground’s Community Led Housing Festival

Situated on the boundary of Everton and Anfield just opposite Liverpool Football Club, Homebaked Community Land Trust is a growing group of local residents working together to shape the place where we live and work in community ownership.

 

 

Homebaked CLT is pleased to be contributing four events to the Breaking Ground Festival on Saturday 27th February. Each event is rooted in the values at the heart of our terrace and community, discussing the right to housing, the future of our high streets, sustainability in practice and our creative DNA. National and international friends join us to share their stories to inspire and explore the possibilities for Anfield, Everton & beyond.

 

Liverpool City Region has a strong history of local people setting up their own community-led housing projects. In more recent years, a new energy has emerged focused on place-based approaches to housing and neighbourhood development like Granby 4 Streets and Safe Regeneration in Bootle.

 

Liverpool City Region’s Community Led Housing Hub, Breaking Ground, launches with a community-led housing festival from 20th-28th February 2021. The vision for The Hub is underpinned by a belief that housing should be of a high standard, affordable, environmentally sustainable and in the ownership of local communities – values at the core of the work of Homebaked CLT – and each of the events presented by Homebaked CLT draws on these core values.

 

 

 

Our first event explores ‘The Neighbourhood as Incubator’ and with stories from Liverpool, Oslo and Plymouth, looks at the neighbourhood as places of encounter and empowerment. We’ll ask what ownership means, and how we might build our own economies to best serve our community – with guests Sarah Prosser from Toyen Unlimited, Hannah Sloggett from Nudge Community Builders, Grace Harrison from Kitty’s Launderette and hosted by Andrew Beattie, a Homebaked CLT member.

 

In our second event, we’ll be ‘Talking Homes’ and will hear about citizens taking matters into their own hands regarding the right to housing and how these kinds of collective struggles can create momentum for local people to shape and govern their places in more equitable and democratic ways. With guests Gala Pin from Barcelona en Comú, Jess Steele from Hastings Commons and hosted by Homebaked CLT co-founder Britt Jurgensen.

 

Oakfield Rd Terrace HousesPhoto by Mark Loudon

 

Our third event explores ‘Local Responses to Climate Change’ and some of the challenges facing neighbourhoods in the context of climate change – not abstract notions of things happening in far off lands and seas, but impacts that can be felt here and now, and how the shift to ‘zero carbon’ might affect our lives. We’ll discuss how we might respond to these challenges at a range of scales – through changes to the physical infrastructure of our buildings and streets, and the role of communities in shaping these practices and building resilience – with Helen Grimshaw from URBED and hosted by Marianne Heaslip, Homebaked CLT architect.

 

In our fourth and final event we’ll be discussing ‘Arts as DNA’. The session is rooted in a long standing practice of using the arts in the process of imagining and manifesting more just, equitable and caring neighbourhoods. This work weaves through the development of Homebaked CLT and many other durational practices that sustain communities who fight for the right to live well. With guests Rick Lowe of Project Row Houses, artist Fiona Whelan, Amahra Spence from MAIA and hosted by Homebaked CLT board member Jeanne van Heeswijk.

 

For more information and to buy tickets visit homebaked.org.uk