July 7th 17:00 to 18:00 [GMT (London) Time]
PARK AVENUE COMMUNITY OVEN, DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA
Ali Shaver will talk about the volunteer-run, wood-fired oven that is shared by local residents for community gatherings and events centered on food education and enjoyment. Ali will outline the origins of the project, the costs of constructing and maintaining the oven, its impact, and the relationship with the city council and councilors.
NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR OLD ASSETS, COMMON FUTURES, UK
Annemarie Naylor, Director of Common Futures, has been heavily involved in supporting the transfer of buildings and land to community ownership across the UK and, in 2014, was awarded an MBE by the Queen for her work. Annemarie will give a quick overview of asset transfer policy and then focus down on some of her cutting-edge work around supporting communities to become part of an increasingly digital society – examples include Common Libraries/maker spaces and community-owned ICT networks and data co-ops.
About The New Barn-Raising
The New Barn-Raising is an initiative to encourage the exchange of international best practice around sustaining community and civic assets such as parks, recreation centers, libraries, neighborhood stores, senior centers, museums and theaters. These are places and spaces characterized by a high degree of accessibility, popularity and sense of belonging to 'the people'.
The term New Barn-Raising refers to how different groups (business, citizens, foundations, non-profits groups, politicians, social entrepreneurs, social investors, taxpayers and unions) can all pull together to support assets.