Transition Stirling is an environmental charity in Stirling which has been around 2009 working to help people in the community share skills that will help increase our resilience to climate change and peak oil. Emma Erwin has been on the Board of Transition Stirling since 2014 and began working as Project Manager last year on the Tool Library project.
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Towards a Circular Economy
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The concept of circular economy encompasses many phenomena, of varying degrees of complexity, that allow even the most seemingly disengaged person to have a positive impact on the environment.
Dipping your toe into the sea of knowledge on ways towards environmental sustainability can be overwhelming. However, be assured that there are many small changes anyone can make that will have a positive impact!
Home Exchanges: Birth of the Sharing Economy
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BY ABIGALE NEATE WILSON
@ VOL 31
ON APR 20, 2017
TAKTAL is an agency that initiates the creative use of space. In 2015, TAKTAL established research platform Agile City to explore grassroots approaches to urban development.
One of the outcomes of this project is Test Unit, an annual art, design and architecture Summer School. Its aims are to turn talk into action by prototyping ideas in public space. This year’s theme is Occupying the Post-Industrial City. More information can be found at agile-city.com/test-unit
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The People's Bank of Govanhill
BY AILIE RUTHERFORD
@ VOL 31
ON APR 20, 2017
Ailie Rutherford’s collaborative practice is grounded in the places she works. Inviting people to become co-producers of works that activate local public space, she interrogates the way we form communities and connect to each other, working with people to exchange knowledge and collectively imagine alternatives to the way we live now. Her current work The People’s Bank of Govanhill evolved from a residency at Govanhill Baths, Glasgow to become a long term collaborative research project on community currency. In an area frequently described as deprived, the project takes Govanhill’s existing alternative economy as its starting point, considering the diversity and richness of the local community as a form of wealth.
Go Get Gorbals
BY SARAH DIVER LANG
@ VOL 31
ON APR 20, 2017
Sharing spaces, skills and things can help make life, work and leisure more affordable and effective. Go Get Gorbals is a new website to find things that you need and advertise things that you have. It will be released in June 2017.
Need something for your project, home, event or work?
Have a skill or thing which you can offer your local community?
Need or Have a space you can share?
Sarah Diver Lang of Icecream architecture is working with New Gorbals Housing Association and the Gorbals community to develop online and face-to-face support which helps local organisations, individuals and groups give, share or request skills, spaces and resources among one another for free or in return for something else.