However interesting the actual carpentry work was I started to become frustrated with the almost inevitable ‘William Morris’ conundrum. That the sort of people who could afford what we were making were not really the sort of people I wanted to work for. Continue reading Architecture and Anarchy
In 1974 it was not possible for more that three individuals to own a property together without setting up some sort of corporate organisation; a limited company, Trust or a Housing Association. Continue reading We fought the law and the law changed
I’ve been trying to recall my first visit to People In Common which, from what scant records I have of that time, must have been sometime during the winter of 1977/78. Continue reading Like owning your own squat
There seems to have been some circumstances more than others that led to the formation of communes by those involved in counter-cultural rock music scenes. One of these would appear to be the point where rock music overlapped with performance Continue reading We play rock. We live together in a commune. We love each other.
Moving some archive boxes recently I came across a pile of old newsletters of the Alternative Communities Movement (ACM) from the 1980’s. The ACM was run by a commune called the Teachers who had a base in Bangor and a Continue reading Learning from the Teachers