Transition Somers Town: Sharing Space Produces
- Art / creativity
- Building local networks
- Local economy or new economy projects
- Social Justice / Just Transition activities
- Share, Repair or reuse
This new group based in Somers Town comprising mainly of females from the local Bengali community, is being set up to develop and deliver a new project: Sharing Space Produces. Many women in Somers Town have never been in the work marketplace, yet have incredible traditional makers skills to share ie crochet mobile phone cases, embroidered pillows, headscarves, table ware, make up bags. Decorated frames, natural jewellery. Kids clothes. This new group’s project will be aimed at helping create small livelihoods for members, the project also has a social justice aim to help boost confidence amongst the community. The group has had an initial meeting, and will meet again late Jan. Plan is to launch Sharing Space Produces in the spring. Items created will be sold online ie Etsy etc, but also around Somers Town and other places in Camden. The project speaks very much to the circular economy, for example using recycled fabric remnants etc. The project will also help teach members how to share their wonderful skills with other Camden’s, ie dressmaking etc.
Debbie Bourne of Transition KT and Think and Do Camden will be helping oversee the group which will be run according to Transition Principles and very much as a collective. Halima Tuli, the Shakti Saver who co-runs The Camden Energy Savers Club and has presented at TT meetings is also on the core group. An aim of the group is also to encourage local Bengali Camden’s to take a leadership role involved in governance, and decision making.
This group will feature on Think and Do’s website and comms.