I recently attended a “Civic Conversation” workshop where a group of committed, thoughtful people discussed their views on civic innovation. This is the process of finding ways to change society for the collective betterment of all. These changes don’t have to be “groundbreaking” but they have to represent some sort of change. My own submission was in Free Public Transport, something I feel ever stronger about.
A project mentioned by Andrew Lyon was Galgael (“friend of the Gael”) in Govan, Scotland. This project, based in inner-city Glasgow, seeks to provide a different set of values to those assumed by their location.
I’ve spoken to a few people about something similar in Northern Ireland. I’ve spent altogether too much time looking at boats and boatyards. Found unfortunate locations throughout Northern Ireland which hark back to our island past.
I’ve never built a boat before. I’d love to.