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The Land for Those that Work It: Caithness and East Sutherland Climate Beacon
In collaboration with Timespan and the Environmental Research Institute (University of Highlands & Islands), we’ve been selected as a Creative Carbon Scotland Climate Beacon for a collaborative engagement programme around the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). Titled The Land for Those That Work It, our Climate Beacon will look at issues of land justice, development policies and initiatives for our region, and climate colonialism.
Alongside new commissions, we will be launching a podcast of discussions and artist radio broadcasts and launching our travelling community cinema across Caithness and Sutherland.
As part The Land for Those That Work It LAC has commissioned The People’s Palace of Possibility in collaboration with The Bare Project and the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (University of Glasgow). The People’s Palace of Possibility will recruit Palace Citizens, made up of young people and local groups, to challenge the prevailing consensus on land and climate justice through radical acts of imagination.
Timespan will also be assembling a working group of community organisers, historians and lawyers to commission an actionable immigration policy for the Highlands based on social justice, the Highland’s role in Empire, reparations, the asymmetric violence of climate change and land redistribution.
This project will put Caithness and Sutherland at the heart of global climate conversations, prioritising rural and coastal voices in a field when they are often ignored.
Please check the website and socials for updates and info on how to get involved!
Find out more about Climate Beacons here