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Lates Gallery Social Sculpture: Louis Koseda - A Patch of Grass


Louis Koseda is an award winning social architect and founder of The Foodhall Project. After four years at Foodhall he began to observe the interplay between a healthy community and city centre, and the stumbling blocks created by control over, and access to, land.

As ever more common or public land is sold off to the highest bidder, and while community projects must fight against powerful commercial interests simply for space to exist, it is time to ask ourselves how it got this bad, and what can be done. This inspired a group of like-minded organisations to begin exploring the viability of a community land trust scheme in Sheffield. It is from the same seed that the idea for ‘A Patch of Grass’ grew.

Louis will build a portable patch of grass with the Foodhall community, and through a series of interventions invite the many people of the city to come and share their experiences.

Inspired by the history of the struggle for collective land ownership and its relationship to housing, shelter, anarchy and art at the human scale, this is the first in the Lates Gallery 'Social Sculpture' series.

Full schedule & dates TBA.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Earlier Event: October 21
FH Monthly General Meeting #5
Later Event: October 22
FH Volunteer Training!