The BLOG

Updates and developments posts

Education

Glasgow March for Climate Justice

October 9, 2021

Glasgow City Council cannot be allowed to ravage our city’s heritage. These services are not a luxury, they are at the heart of any cohesive community...

Education

Glasgow Against Closures at Scottish Parliament

October 1, 2021

Glasgow City Council cannot be allowed to ravage our city’s heritage. These services are not a luxury, they are at the heart of any cohesive community...

Climate Change

Network Maps with Valdis Krebs (Dr Pop)

September 17, 2021

What makes people powerful? Is it the level of resources they wield? The amount of knowledge they possess? Or, perhaps, is it their ability to get lot...

Climate Change

How to get involved in the Cop 26 Coalition

September 11, 2021

Join the Climate Justice Movement at COP26 This November, world leaders will meet in Glasgow at the global climate talks to discuss our future. We’re...

Architecture

Friends of People’s Palace Winter Gardens & Glasgow Green – Summer Summary

September 11, 2021

Working with other Friends of Parks groups and GCC. Our mission is to care, renew and advocate for The People's Palace, Winter Gardens & Glasgow Green...

Connections

Six degrees of separation idea (video)

August 19, 2021

Activism like every thing else needs to become a process of education, engagement, reward The education we each need for the job in order to engage an...

Connections

Getting ready for COP 26

August 17, 2021

Join the Climate Justice Movement at COP26 This November, world leaders will meet in Glasgow at the global climate talks to discuss our future. We’re...

Connections

International Working Class Academics

August 4, 2021

Working Class is not a problem to be solved Not an accent to be lost A savagery to be civilised A roughness to be polished A wideness to be assimi...

Education

Ragged University

July 24, 2021

The heart of Ragged University is about the free exchange of knowledge and skills in social spaces. It is about people who love what they do sharing w...

Architecture

Asset transfer of our commons

July 21, 2021

My fellow citizens we are being sold up the river. The legacy we leave our kids in failing to respond to this fraud is the destruction of our commons ...

Architecture

Manifesto for the good bench

July 21, 2021

1. Benches are valued as public, egalitarian and free. 2. Bench-space allows people to loosely belong within the flow of city life, to see and be seen...

Education

S.P.I.C.E. of life – Springburn Park Inspirational Climate Engineering

July 13, 2021

Our parks are places of inspiration, observation and ecological study. We are at a period in the clock of the world where open space becomes an import...

Architecture

Visual History

July 1, 2021

The health of both mind and body has for generations been negatively effected by the space we occupy, from the degradation of the air we breathe to th...

Connections

A process of Education Engagement and Reward

July 1, 2021

Activism like every thing else needs to become a process of education, engagement, reward The education we each need for the job in order to engage an...

Learning

Changing the mind set – The human algorithm

July 1, 2021

Many people in the the west in particular have slid into a mindset that there is nothing they can do. They need to go with the flow.

Learning

Technostructures and the black magic of economics

July 1, 2021

If you book a ticket on line for the train you pay 75p that goes to Train-line, which is owned by another 5 shell companies. Your 75p traveled approxi...

Learning

The many-to-many is what built the internet.

June 30, 2021

Around 1989 when Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, the last thing on his mind was how to make his first billion.

Learning

Winning v Absolutism

June 30, 2021

Looking at concerns on-line about the demise of the commons and the general social decline in working class communities. Someone comments: John McLean...

Learning

Social Housing and Employment – linked – Join Livingrent.org

June 28, 2021

When we look back over 20 years of our Parliament what improvements in Living conditions for ordinary folk have been achieved? - Critical Connections ...

Learning

Dichotomies: Death in a Glasgow hotel

June 26, 2021

In 2017, a young man fled his village in Sudan. Through numerous countries and thousands of kilometres, he dreamed of a better future. Until his journ...

Learning

Local News

June 26, 2021

There is no need anymore to have printed runs of books under the bed. We can now order books one print-off at a time. Same with local news sheets. Say...