Mon 30 Jul 2018 10:15AM

Discuss: 4 Our Narrative(s)

CS Chris Setz Public Seen by 223

First break discussion in small groups and discuss the questions listed below, reassemble and share what was discussed with the larger group.
 Where have you noticed that StART is mentioned? International, national and local newspapers: architectural and design circles, CLT circles, universities, local events, etc.
 What is something you find positive about the way StART is portrayed (in the media and in political discourses)?
Are there negative things about that StART is portrayed?  
 Would it be interesting to try to gather all of these into one place?
 How do you want or think StART should be portrayed?


Gabi Tue 31 Jul 2018 6:12PM

I've been looking at StART's coverage on the media (most of these are on StART's website under press). I think it might also be good to assemble all of the academic work regarding StART. Jyothi's wonderful work is on the dropbox, but I feel like there may be others. Since I was looking at the timeline Chris indicated, I did some clustering by date. I think it might be interesting to print them out and put them along the timeline, so we can see how StART has been portrayed across time and according to events taking place at the same time in Haringey, London and/or the UK. This can also lead us into discourse analysis. I don't know if this is too much to do during this away day though.


Chris Setz Wed 1 Aug 2018 8:45AM

Here they all are:
Our Narrative(s) Activity/Work

Local news:

Ambilino, Geoff. (08/08/2016). StART – helping the community take charge of the St Ann’s Development! Harringay Online. Available at: http://www.harringayonline.com/forum/topics/start-helping-the-community-take-charge-of-the-st-ann-s?commentId=844301%3AComment%3A907235.

Brown, Hazel. (05/2018). “StART Haringey update: GLA purchase land on the St Ann’s Hospital site”. Discovering Tottenham. Available at: https://discoveringtottenham.com/2018/05/24/start-haringey-update-gla-purchase-land-on-the-st-anns-hospital-site/
Hugh. (28/10/2016). Hala Restaurant Earns Community Gratitude for Supporting St Ann’s Housing Project. Harringay online. Available at: http://www.harringayonline.com/forum/topics/hala-restaurant-earns-community-gratitude-for-supporting-st-ann-s

Hugh. (14/05/2018). Mayor Khan Snaps up St Ann’s Site with New Land Fund. Harringay online. Available at: http://www.harringayonline.com/forum/topics/mayor-khan-snaps-up-st-ann-s-site-with-new-land-fund

Vine, T. (11/2016) “A Community Land Trust, doing its bit to address the housing crisis”. Tottenham Community Press. n. 11. Available at: http://tottenhamcommunitypress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/TCP_Nov_Dec16_ForWeb.pdf.
National news:
Curry, Rhiannon. (14/05/2018). Sadiq Khan’s £250m fund battles luxury developers for first time. The Telegraph (Business). Available at: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/05/14/sadiq-khans-250mfund-battles-luxury-developers-first-time/
Foster, Dawn. (29/07/2016) “Finally some good news: a housing plan that meets local needs”. The Guardian. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2016/jul/29/good-housing-plan-local-needs-nhs
Hancox, Dan. (29/08/2016) “These North London Activists are a Rare Source of Hope in London’s Catastrophe”. Vice News. Available at: https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/3bwpe8/st-anns-redevelopment-trust-start-housing-crisis.
Mortimer, Josiah. (02/08/2017). “Co-op communities: How we can take back control of the housing market”. Left Foot Forward. Available at: https://redbrickblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/07/why-labour-needs-to-get-serious-about-community-housing/
Wainwright, Oliver. (16/01/2017). “The radical model fighting the housing crisis: property prices based on income.” The Guardian (Cities). Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jan/16/radical-model-housing-crisis-property-prices-income-community-land-trusts.
Walker, Kennedy. (15/11/2017). “Politicians aren’t going to solve the housing crisis, but people power will.” The Guardian (Housing Network). Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2017/nov/15/politicians-not-solve-housing-crisis-only-people-power-will-work.

International news:
Arte Journal. (12/03/2018). “Crise du logement en Grande-Bretagne”. Available at: https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/081754-000-A/crise-du-logement-en-grande-bretagne/
Specialized sources e.g. cities/architecture/design/housing/propety:
Apps, Peter. (15/05/2018) “City Hall enters London land market with acquisition of hospital site”. Inside Housing. Available at: https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/news/city-hall-enters-london-land-market-with-acquisition-of-hospital-site-56289
Green, Calum (London CLT). (25/08/2018). “London needs community land trusts – and 2018 could be our year”. CityMetric. Available at: https://www.citymetric.com/fabric/london-needs-community-land-trusts-and-2018-could-be-our-year-4086
Harrington, Catherine (National CLT Network). (13/06/2018). “Why now is the time to start paying attention to community-led housing.” Inside Housing. Available at: https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/comment/comment/why-now-is-the-time-to-start-paying-attention-to-community-led-housing-56765
Jessel, Ella. (15/05/2018)“Boost to Maccreanor Lavington and 6a’s crowdfunded masterplan as mayor buys site. Architects’ Journal. Available at: https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/boost-to-maccreanor-lavington-and-6as-crowdfunded-masterplan-as-mayor-buys-site/10031030.article?blocktitle=top-2-news-stories&contentID=19633
Martin, Alice. (31/07/2017). “Making the case for Affordable Housing on Public Land”. The New Economics Foundation. Available at: https://neweconomics.org/2017/07/affordable-housing-public-land/?_sf_s=making+the+case+for+affordable+housing+on+public+land&_sft_latest=articles
Masey, Anthea. (10/05/2017). Living in Harringay: area guide to homes, schools and transport links. Homes and Property. Available at: https://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/area-guides/haringey-borough/harringay/living-in-harringay-area-guide-to-homes-schools-and-transport-links-a110271.html
Monks, Kieron. (04/06/2018). “How disgruntled Tottenham residents triumphed over developer planning to build more unaffordable housing”. City Metric. Available at: https://www.citymetric.com/tottenham-london-residents-triumphed-unaffordable-housing-developers.
New Economics Foundation. (12/2016). Really take control: Housing. Weekly Economics Foundation. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/weeklyeconomicspodcast/really-take-control-housing?in=weeklyeconomicspodcast/sets/really-take-control.
Peace, Alexander. (14/05/2018). City Hall land fund buys St Ann’s Hospital in Haringey. Estates Gazette. Available at: https://www.egi.co.uk/news/city-hall-land-fund-buys-st-anns-hospital-in-haringey/
Red Brick. (07/08/2017). “Why Labor needs to get serious about community housing”. Red Brick. Available at: https://redbrickblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/07/why-labour-needs-to-get-serious-about-community-housing/

Snaith, Emma. (30/08/2016) “The housing activists trying to beat property developers at their own game”. Available at: https://www.huckmag.com/perspectives/activism-2/housing-activists-trying-beat-property-developers-game/

Drift Report. (11/2017). “Inspiring Community-led Housing Project in North London StART Haringey”. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cISv9LZYbaw.

Mayor of London:
Mayor of London. (14/05/2018). Mayor snaps up multi-million pound hospital site with new land fund. Available at: https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/sadiq-buys-first-site-with-his-250m-land-fund.
Presentations in events and conferences:
Beswick, Joe. (02/05/2018) “Making the case for community-led housing” In: New Economics Foundation Presentation “Land – and how to get it” at the RUSS School. London, UK. Attach PPT.
Hill, Stephen (National CLT Network) (22/05/2018). Conclusions of the day for SHICC Project Kick-Off Conference. Lille, France. Attach program.
Students’ and academic work:
StART’s Directors. (06/2018).”Taking back control”. Tottenham Community Press. No. 11. Available at: https://uploads.strikinglycdn.com/files/976931c7-c7ab-4e9b-97f4-be05eb5941b7/tcparticle.pdf
07/2016-08/2016: Crowdfunder (x3)  (07/10/2016) https://www.spacehive.com/st-anns-redevelopment
05/2018: GLA purchases land (x11)


Chris Setz Wed 1 Aug 2018 9:06AM

I wonder what this says about StART? It's seems hard to see the wood for the trees :)
Have the press items peppered the landscape or is it 'the usual suspects'? Is the amount of coverage so tiny as to have pretty much no effect, or is this a lot of coverage?
I'd like this to inform future strategies - could we make a list of the types of articles that should be appearing and where they should be?
Seems to me we have a bunch of friendly writers interested in and prepared to cover our topic - we should leverage that to keep StART in the public eye. Will affect a range of our activities, not least our GLA leverage via politicians and, potentially, funders.
If I get round to writing something, do you think you guys can critique it in press terms so as to offer it as 'feature' material to offer journalists and friendly writers as 'starting points'?
If so, can you look at the coverage above and try to spot which areas are missing and which too prevalent? Guess what I'm saying is that we need a continuous press 'campaign' that never ends. Might sound tiring but we only do what we can so if that means only a little work every year, we can do that and may be able to get some free help.

Whaddya think?


dorota koziarska Wed 1 Aug 2018 11:51AM

in terms of what you are proposing for us to do at this stage I think this is beyond the scope of preparation for the away day. the discovering of the narrative, conversation about it and conversation about what is missing etc within the group should come first; I personally feel we should not try to jump to solutions before we collectively see the big picture and identify 'problems' or potentials.


dorota koziarska Wed 1 Aug 2018 11:35AM

I agree with both your proposals. in terms of practical activity I'm thinking: print out a lot of articles etc, like Gabi said. I also like the idea of putting them on the timeline. maybe we could do it when people are still having a break, eating, mingling and then start the next session by asking everyone to go back to the timeline and each pick a piece of their choice (noting what points on the timeline it coincided with), familiarise themselves with the content - what does it say ('facts') and how it portrays StART - then report to the group resulting perhaps in short discussion about each media coverage/academic work etc, so the public image of StART reveals itself before the group; once we look at all of them we can continue discussing the image that emerged for a while, then move on to what we collectively WANT StART narrative to be, what has been captured quite well, what is missing, where we feel misinterpreted, by which sources, etc. And finally perhaps turn these points into an action plan?


Gabi Thu 2 Aug 2018 12:39PM

I just wanted to confirm that we are doing this in pairs first and then as a group?


Gabi Thu 2 Aug 2018 1:35PM

Are we still doing twitter feed? I think like that is another discussion.


dorota koziarska Thu 2 Aug 2018 10:47PM

I think you right about the twitter not being really suitable for this one


dorota koziarska Thu 2 Aug 2018 10:48PM

yes the idea to do it in pairs so unless anyone has another idea I think it should work