Recovering Community - a podcast about community, what it means, how it’s formed and how it is rebuilt
What does the word ‘community’ mean to you? An homogenous group of people united by faith, sexuality or another form of identity? Or perhaps it’s about the place where you grew up, or the people you work with?
'Recovering Community' is a podcast series from the University of Glasgow’s School of Political and Social Sciences about community; what it means, how it’s formed and how it is rebuilt.
Professor Anne Kerr is joined by academics, campaigners, volunteers and artists to talk about how communities respond to social and economic change, who belongs and who is excluded and what this tells us about some of our most pressing social issues.
Recovering Community is produced by Freya Hellier.
Episode 1 After Auchengeich: Resilience in a Mining Community
Professor Anne Kerr explores how public remembrance of the Auchengeich mining disaster fosters community in the former industrial town of Moodiesburn
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Episode 2 Communities, Identity and Borders: What does the Kenmure Street Protest tell us about belonging to Glasgow?
This episode considers the ways that community activism in Glasgow sets the city apart from wider UK sentiment towards immigration
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Episode 3 Columbia River Stories: The symbiotic relationship between the Río Atrato and the community who call it home
Professor Anne Kerr discovers the stories of the Rio Atrato in Colombia and meets the artist, academics, lawyer and river guardian fighting to uphold its status as a bearer of rights.
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Episode 4 Coming Back: How Vox Liminis uses creative responses to the criminal justice system to build community
Vox Liminis is a Glasgow based community organisation using creative practices to think differently about the criminal justice system. Anne Kerr meets Fergus, Alison and Iain to find out more
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Episode 5 The Wellbeing Economy: rethinking traditional economic structures to benefit people and planet
Anne Kerr and Gerry McCartney explore the wellbeing economy movement, its ethos and vision. And Gerry visits one of Glasgow’s longest running workers co-ops: Greencity Wholefoods to see the wellbeing economy in action