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Patch of grass on wheels visits the City Hall-Learning exchange

A patch of grass is a social art piece currently showing in the Foodhall projec,t as part of our new Lates Gallery series Social Sculpture.

The patch of grass explores community land, commons and alternative models of land ownership.

This Tuesday we will take a ceremonial journey. Participants are invited to join to help roll the patch of grass into town before arriving in front of the City Hall Sheffield in the city centre. On arrival we will commence our first lunchtime learning exchange to bring the topic of community land to the attention of the public. The exchange will be led by several researchers and experts in the field of land.

John Grayson, researcher and educator, will guide the first talk and discussion. He is an activist and campaigner with South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group. Much of his career was been spent teaching at university level in the field of planning and housing. His activism is focused on improving areas of gross neglect or oversight, in order to create more equitable living standards. He writes regularly for openDemocracy and for the Institute of Race Relations News Service where he regularly exposes areas that demand urgent attention.

Next we will be joined by Phillipa Hughes who is a PhD researcher at the University of Sheffield. her research is on community land and community land trusts, and is currently part of an active working group to develop community land trusts in Sheffield.

The ceremonial progression will start at 12pm mid day in the Foodhall space. We need members of the community to help us pull the grass through town so please join us then. The mobile patch of common land will pop up outside the town hall at 12:30 and discussions will commence!

More speakers tbc.

Earlier Event: October 25
Lates: This Is Happening #03
Later Event: October 29
FH Volunteer Training!