Tues 10th Nov at 10am / Thurs 12th Nov at 6pm (both GMT)
It has been long recognised that the way land is organised and allocated in the UK is a key factor in many of our most entrenched social challenges, from the housing crisis to health inequalities. Despite this, not only is reform of the land system rarely high on the political agenda, it has also struggled to ignite lasting enthusiasm and engagement among political activists, let alone the wider public.
Why is this? A new report from Cohere’s Future Narratives Lab and Shared Assets: ‘Power in place: understanding our land narrative’ provides one answer, outlining for the first time the underlying cultural assumptions and frameworks that together constitute a ‘narrative’ of land in this country, and explaining how these encourage both intuitive support for the core principles of the existing system, and pre-emptive dismissal of alternatives.
To allow for different schedules, you are invited to join us at one of two one-hour sessions: on Tuesday 10th November at 10am, or in the evening of Thursday 12th November at 6pm, for a presentation of highlights from the new report. There will also be an opportunity for questions, and details of the next stages of the project, focussed on designing the pillars of a new narrative, already underway.
Register for Session 1 – Tues 10th Nov 10am:
Register for Session 2 – Thurs 12th Nov 6pm: