Thinking Allowed – Community Wealth Building

29 September 2022 @ 10:30 13:30

Geilsland Estate, Beith, North Ayrshire is a working example of how Community Wealth Building is realised from a grassroots perspective.

‘Is Business as usual’ creating services, places and real benefits for communities? Can we make better use of what we have? Shifting how we use physical, social and financial resources to generate a deeper ‘local wealth’; to creat amazing places for people to live and work simultaneously putting money back in local pockets.

Join us for a discussion at Geilsland Estate on the 29th September 2022, 10.30am – 1.30pm with;

  • Dr Micaela Mazzei; Senior Lecturer at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University. Micaela will discuss Community Wealth Building. Particularly thinking about how community can design and shape the services and places we use everyday and equally important move money in local pockets.
  • Lee Ivett; Head of the Grenfell-Baines Institute of Architecture, University of Lancashire. Lee Ivett is an award winning architect, designer, artist and urbanist with a equally impressive track record of developing transformational long term projects with third sector organizations. Developing low-budget socially-focused projects from scratch as a means of identifying ideas and developing local agency and capacity and consequently generating activity that ultimately creates a demand for the social, cultural, economic and environmental re-imagination of place. His expertise and guidance has shaped the work of Beith Trust from the outset.