Land for What? London – What would a Westminster land reform act look like?



Land reform has rarely been in the political agenda in the last half century, however more people are now understanding its importance.

This session will explore key focuses for UK land reform legislation. What is realistic and what would be most important? Join land rights campaigners Marion Shoard and Andy Wightman to discuss these questions.

Territories of Life – a video toolkit for indigenous communities facing land grabs

Territories of Life is a video toolkit with a purpose. It’s aim is to bring stories of resistance, resilience and hope to indigenous communities on the frontline of the global rush for land.

We really hope that Land For What? will be able to put together something similar for communities in the UK facing land grabs and clearances by developers and corporations. For example communities fighting against fracking and social housing under threat of being cleared.

Produced by LifeMosaic, a non-profit based in Scotland, the Territories of Life toolkit consists of ten stories that were filmed in communities across Indonesia, Philippines, Guatemala, Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay, Tanzania and Cameroon.

http://www.lifemosaic.net/eng/tol/

Territories of Life Introduction (HD) from LifeMosaic on Vimeo.

The Land Conference 2015, Totnes

On 21st March 2015 130 people attended a one-day conference in Totnes to explore ‘How can we grow a proper relationship between people and place?’

They made a seven minute film and conference report, which provides links to audio recordings of the presentations that were given.

The speakers (with links to videos of their talks) were:

Tal Leshem                    Who does the land REALLY belong to: a moral perspective

Jonty Williams               Economics for taking care of the Earth

Julian Pratt                     Stewardship – an alternative to owning the Earth

Simon Fairlie                  Radical approaches to accessing land

Jyoti Fernandez              Access to land –an international perspective

Toni Spencer (Part 1)     Poems for and from the Devon Land Conference

Toni Spencer (Part 2)