Domestic resilience and creative communities

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Shieldfield Art Works

Shieldfield Art Works (or ‘SAW’) is an arts organisation based in Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne. SAW is an artist-led organisation committed to creativity, theological critique and community engagement. Through making art, growing, cooking, discussion and learning, we seek positive change for the welfare of the city, in order to seek out ways of supporting and enabling social transformation.

St Werburghs City Farm

The local and global picture has vastly changed since the Farm emerged in 1980. We need to radically rethink how we engage with our communities, with the land and with our food whilst addressing the Climate Emergency; the importance of equitable access and connection to nature; and dismantling the barriers to engagement faced by people that experience racism. Ultimately, we wish to redefine our vision so that it is fit for a future we want to be part of; an inclusive, accessible and regenerative urban agricultural space.

Street Goat

Street Goat’s mission is to develop a network of small community projects in which local people collectively manage and care for livestock in urban areas, to produce milk and meat. We aim to increase access to sustainable and healthy animal food products reared locally on overgrown and unusable urban land.

Talia Randall

Raised on a London council estate, Talia Randall began her artistic career began as a ‘participant’ in various community schemes. She’s now a writer-performer who has been building a growing following with her variety shows, one-woman plays and podcasts.

The Birch Collective

We are a new collective formed in response to the current context. We developed ‘Nature Connection Tools for Resilience;’ an online course for 18-25 yr olds which will run alongside Rites of Passage camps. Both explore ways young people can deepen their relationship to the natural world, themselves and each other and so begin a journey of inspired and engaged adulthood.

The Class Work Project

The Class Work Project is a workers co-operative focusing on class stigma and marginalisation. We centre the knowledge and experiences of poor and working-class people by publishing our quarterly journal Lumpen, and delivering workshops on class. We also work to create opportunities for the redistribution of resources within social movements.

The Cultured Club

The Cultured Club is dedicated to the sharing of wisdom and knowledge of the invisible microbes capable of creating better host health through the process of fermentation and natural health practices. We see the body as an ecosystem, acknowledging its interconnection and we aim to bring balance to our microbiomes one mouthful at a time. We […]

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