The Open House is a monthly online session to connect, share, learn and dream with each other – hosted and run by those from across the Losing Control Network.
We’re holding monthly calls for 2 hours, combining a set of themed discussions in smaller groups, as well as some open discussions for anyone of you who would like to host and discuss, well anything…
You can drop in on our monthly calls at any time – these are open to all. Please note that you will need to pre-register for each call > Register for the next call here
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Our next Open House session
Whose space is it anyway?
Who has control over how our physical spaces are used and cared for? Who should and why? Is it all about ownership, or is there much more to it than that? In the end whose space is it anyway? Join us to explore and debate these questions with an array of wonderful hosts, each of whom is deeply embedded in these questions and has their own take on the way in which our spaces should be managed, used and nurtured (and the impact that has on creativity, social justice, community and opportunity).
Tuesday 27th October 3 pm – 5 pm
Each session will start with some welcome music (losing control themed!), a short welcome, smaller breakout discussions and then we will reconvene to share the headlines from each breakout, as well as share what’s happening with the network and gather a bit of feedback.
There will also be an opportunity for you to share anything related you would like to with those on the call – so come prepared and if you have anything you’d like to speak to us in advance about email us email@example.com
Chair: To be confirmed (could this be you? Get in touch!)
Land is fundamental to how our economy and society works, and who for. But how do we talk about land, how has our relationship to it changed in response to the pandemic, and what needs to change further to build a more just, resilient and resourceful future? Shared Assets and Cohere Partners have been working together with Land In Our Names to explore these issues and ideas. Come and find out more about the work and contribute your stories!
In the kitchen: Ball Games This Way. Phillippa Banister Founder Director, Street Space.
Stories and discussion on how (and how not) to shift the focus of permitted activity in public spaces and playing with existing power structures to make space for people to connect.
In the basement: Does someone have to be excluded for you to feel like you belong? Thomas Neumark CEO, The Peel.
The Peel aims to build inclusive spaces where people from different backgrounds feel welcome and mix freely with each other, but the prospects of meeting people from different backgrounds can make people anxious and put people off. Tom will share some of his learning from working on this and ask for your help.
In the study: How can we maintain a safe space when complexity and trauma vary? Angelika Rusbridge (she/her) Support Coordinator Clock Tower Sanctuary
We look forward to seeing you there!
Get in touch if you would:
There is very limited preparation needed, and we’ll support you all the way through.
Knocking on the door: welcome music and waiting room at 3 pm
Crossing the threshold: introductions (5 min) at 3.05 pm
Find your room to party (45 min) at 3.15 pm – 4 pm
Parish notices: announcements (10 min) at 4 pm
Everyone on the dance floor: Very briefly tell us about what you discussed (30 min) at 4.10 pm
How was it for you? : poll to get immediate feedback (10 min) at 4.40 pm
Parting gifts: share what you are working on and your interests (10 min) at 4.50 pm
Thanks for coming: close call at 5 pm