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Design Council: A public vision for the home of 2030

A Public Vision for the Home of 2030

Two members of MUCH took part in a half day workshop, in Manchester, as part of the Design Council’s project ‘A public vision for the home of 2030’.  A report on the project has recently been published.

The participants at the Manchester workshop came from a variety of backgrounds, including architects, planners, academics, other housing professionals as well as individuals involved with community led housing.

The report identified 6 priorities for creating good homes.

  1. Being fit for purpose
  2. Giving people agency
  3. Addressing the climate crisis
  4. Connecting people and their communities
  5. Meeting the needs of every life stage
  6. Representing something different

These feature to a greater or lesser degree in many types of community led housing, and not surprisingly confirm that mainstream housing development often does little to provide what people actually want.

During the workshop we worked in groups, and it was interesting that only one group came up with ideas for a single home, while all the other groups recognised that the local neighbourhood or community was as important as the individual home.

Sian

July 2020

MUCH members get involved in community arts!

ChorltonArtsFestival-logoOne of the things members of MUCH like to do is sing.

Come and see some of the members of MUCH performing with Open Voice choir as part of Chorlton Arts Festival 2019. Our gig is on Saturday 21st September at 7:30 pm, in St Clement’s Church, Edge Ln, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9AE. We’ll be sharing the bill with the fabulous Ordsall Acappella Singers. Free event.

One quarter of the The Mad Donnas is also a MUCH member. The Mad Donnas are sharing the bill with Serina Wain (singer) and Richard Easton (author) at South West Manchester Cricket Club, Ellesmere Rd, Chorlton  M21 0SG  on Monday 23rd September at 7:30 pm. Free event.

There’s lots more happening too – have a look at the Chorlton Arts Festival Programme and start filling in your diaries.

Sian