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Resurrecting the Commons: a perspective from Scotland
Fri 18 March 2016, 18:30 – 21:00 GMT
Lincoln Voices Artists in Residence Emma Rushton and Derek Tyman have invited Andy Wightman to meet and talk to people and launch their “Conversations on the Commons”. “Conversations on the Commons” forms part of a series of events organised by Emma and Derek.
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).
In March the artists plan to begin “Conversations on the Commons” by inviting people to walk together in small groups on Lincoln's South, West or Cow Paddle common and discuss ‘the commons' - both their knowledge and experience of their local common as a specific place, and their wider understanding of common resources.
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.
To get to the Pavillion Building enter West Common via gate at the corner of the common on Carholme/Saxilby Roadd and the Pavilion is straight ahead.