Mon 30 Jul 2018 10:14AM

Discuss: 3 Contextualising CLTs (A CLT Movement?)

CS Chris Setz Public Seen by 222

Adapt according to what people are most interested in hearing. The importance of community control but why it is not enough. Potential topics:
 Origins, Values, Principles: Civil rights movement, land reform movements, and anti-gentrification campaigns; Ownership, stewardship and governance structures
 International context:
US (including Puerto Rico): today there are 225 CLTs, around 25,000 rental units and 12,000 affordable homeownership; in Puerto Rico it was used by inhabitants of an informal settlement.
Europe: Belgium: CLT Bruxelles (associations + local authority); France: Lille (local authorities + social housing providers) + other cities
They also exist in Australia and New Zealand and Kenya (but not the focus of the discussion because of lack of knowledge on these two)
 CLTs in London: RUSS (Lewisham); Camley Street Sustainability Zone (Camden); West Ken and Gibbs Green (Hammersmith and Fulham); etc.
Bibliography on CLTs:


Gabi Mon 30 Jul 2018 10:14PM

I think that maybe we can leave this discussion out of this away-day, since the other discussions concern StART's history and organization and I feel it might be important to dedicate more time to them.


dorota koziarska Wed 1 Aug 2018 1:31PM

I like this part and what it adds to the whole picture. I was hoping to learn from it :slight_smile:
We discussed many times how this lack of context is problematic. On the one hand things that are not at all built according to values of social justice but within what is possible according to neoliberal practice end up being called CLTs and promoted as blueprints; on the other a lot of really inspiring stuff we could learn from remains unknown and the rhetorics of 'this has never been done' and 'social movements never win' may prevail explicitly or implicitly. as well as (mis)choices of tactics.

This section could potentially add to the context and expand the conversations. Wider background could encourage people when they move on to thinking of StART's narrative and their own involvement in building it to look at wider context themselves which could allow for things to surface that perhaps won't otherwise be added to StART's narrative?

In terms of the dynamics of the day, if we have too many activities people may find it exhausting and find less energy and motivation to engage fully. the timeline and the narrative sessions are similar in terms of intensity of involvement and type of activities, it may be good to separate them with something that lets people rest and listen and also takes them momentarily out of StART?

But it's your call Gabi, as it would be you preparing and presenting it since you have the knowledge. if you don't feel like you have time to prepare, or don't want to do it for any other reason that's fine, of course.
This is just me thinking. Lets talk about it later today perhaps. I have not tried to look at timings overall yet, I have a feeling if we structure it well and prepare all the props we should have enough time to include everything but I may be overoptimistic.


Gabi Wed 1 Aug 2018 1:49PM

Yes, let's discuss this today! I have a ton of material and I am very happy to share. We just need to put it into perspective with all of the other important things we want to talk about hehe.