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Govan through a social lens: Project seeks to take photography to world stage

A photography project highlighting community resilience in Govan is seeking funding to take its work to a world community development conference in June

Govan Through a Social Lens – a ‘photographic journal from a socio-spatial wasteland’ by James Holloway, Jean Macfarlane and Frank Frankgate aims to ‘raise awareness around the effects of inequality, and the current austerity measures’.

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Patrick Phillips: The relationship between citizen and state has to change at local level

Patrick Phillips, writer and artist, argues that the concept of Local Authorities needs to be totally overhauled, including linguistically, so that the relationship between citizen and state is re-born

I HAVE written previously for CommonSpace about how my mother and I were treated at a time of crisis in our lives by the local authority. We were facing an illegal eviction and corruption of council tax payment from our landlord.

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