'We are the economy': the community businesses coming together to transform Liverpool

may. '19

Great article in the Independent about community businesses working together all across Liverpool. Just in time for the opening of Kitty's Launderette on our High Street and of course our planning application going in.

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Liverpool Echo and Semble article

jan. '21
Big thanks to Liverpool Echo & Semble for this lovely piece about our work - and play!

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Reconstructing Public Housing by Matt Thompson

dec. '20
We are very proud to announce that Dr Matt Thompson a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Heseltine Institute and Homebaked member has published his book based on a detailed research into Liverpool's history on Liverpool's hidden collective housing alternatives.
Matt explores how Liverpool became host to two pioneering social movements in collective housing and urban regeneration experimentation: the housing co-op movements in the 1970s; and more recent campaigns for urban community land trusts, featuring both Homebaked CLT and our friends at Granby Four Streets.

You can read more here.

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Bilden av Bygden PODCAST

dec. '20
Homebaked CLT's Britt Jurgensen and journalist Hazel Sheffield participated in this podcast episode of Bilden av Bygden (Image of home) - an international outlook on community development.

You can listen to the pod here.

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Film for 'Trainings for the Not-yet'

jan. '20
Homebaked CLT took part in Trainings for the Not-Yet, an exhibition as a series of trainings for a future of being together otherwise, convened with a multitude of collaborators by Jeanne van Heeswijk and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht. As part of the exhibition piece film maker Tim Brunsden and artist Britt Jurgensen put together a short film from the Homebaked film archives.

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Liverpool Echo article on Oakfield Terrace plans

jun. '19
Homebaked CLT board member Angela McKay speaks to Liverpool Echo about the plans for the development of Oakfield Terrace.

Read the article here.

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'We are the economy': the community businesses coming together to transform Liverpool

may. '19
Great article in the Independent about community businesses working together all across Liverpool. Just in time for the opening of Kitty's Launderette on our High Street and of course our planning application going in.

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The Community Business Fix Show - Saving Our High Streets

nov. '18
Have a listen to this podcast about Homebaked's Story and people-powered High Street regeneration.

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Making Homesquare - publication by Myriam Lahnite

sep. '17
Thanks to Liverpool architect and Ralla activist Myriam Lahnite we were able to put together a publication about the process of building Homesquare together.

You can read the pdf here.

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Homebaked in the Guardian

jun. '17
'This is not about gentrification': the pie shop reviving an Anfield street

As Liverpool FC's Anfield stadium gleams in the April sunshine, the abandoned, steel-shuttered houses cowering in its shadow serve as a poignant reminder of the impact developments can have on their host communities.

But in the unassuming bakery at the end of the terrace lies the heart of a movement working to transform this run-down area back into the vibrant neighbourhood residents remember.

The Homebaked cooperative bakery is in prime position to sell pies to some of the 40,000 football fans who come to the Anfield stadium on an average match day. What its customers might not realise is that in the back room of the Victorian premises a group of locals have cooked up a plan to transform the empty properties next door into 26 high-quality, affordable flats....

Read the full article at https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/apr/19/gentrification-liverpool-anfield-football-stadium-affordable-homes-cooperative-bakery-community

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Homebaked, in Ethos Magazine

jun. '17
Homes and Pies

On March 10th 2017, Homebaked Co-operative Bakery won five awards at the British Pie Awards, including a Gold for its Scouse Pie. Not bad for a bakery that launched less than five years ago and almost didn't launch at all.

The building where the bakery and café now sits, had been a local institution since it opened in 1903, and later became famous with fans visiting Anfield who called it, 'the Pie Shop'. It had closed as a local residents, and local customers, were forced out of the area during the Housing Market Renewal Initiative (HMRI). Like much of the area, the building had been designated to be demolished along with 1,800 other homes and shops. It was the biggest loss of housing and commercial properties in the country as a result of HMRI.

HMRI was a New Labour Initiative, which was launched by then Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott in 2002 as a way to clear swatches of what the market considered low value housing, and replace it with new houses which would in turn increase the appeal of areas and the values of houses. Anfield and Everton were the two areas where HMRI would wreck it's wrecking ball in the city. HMRI, along with a series of failed master plans for the area and a football unsure of whether they will move ground or not, had a devastating effect on the areas. Many houses – large terraces and family homes – ended up 'tinned-up'. One-by-one on historic streets, sending the area into a slow decline. The threat of CPO's forced families, some of whom had owned their homes for generations to remortgage and take out new loans to buy new homes elsewhere – away from the place they call home. The area lost many of its people, and with it, large parts of its identity.....

Read the full article at https://ethos-magazine.com/2017/05/home-and-pies/

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People Power publication

apr. '17
On 28 February and 1 March 2017, Power to Change and Homebaked (CLT and bakery) brought together a contingent of community organisations from across the UK and Europe to share their experiences of operating community businesses at different stages of their journey. It was a fantastic two days in which we learned immensely from and with each other.

We collaborated with the team behind Ethos magazine with the aspiration to create a 'learning document' that is full of resources; a captivating read and looks so good you want to kkep it on your mantelpiece for people to find (and take).

Here you find a the pdf for you to read and download.

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Ethos Presents, Homebaked

jan. '17
In 2016, our friends from Ethos Magazine spent time with us in the bakery over a few months to create a film about the work that we do. It turned out wonderfully and captured the spirit of the team, our friends and regulars wonderfully. Enjoy!

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Homebaked featured in 'TheLong+Short'

nov. '16
Fantastic article by Hazel Sheffield from www.farnearer.org, also featuring a video she made about us!

Read the full article at: https://thelongandshort.org/society/homebaked-liverpool-community-development

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Build your own High Street - design process publication by Architectural Emporium

sep. '16
This booklet was created by our architects 'Architectural Emporium' to summarise and visualise the process that led to the new build designs produced for Oakfield Terrace in 2016. Since then we have managed to retain the buildings, but the process was nonetheless valuable and produced data we later used to produce the Oakfield Terrace scheme.

You can read the pdf here.

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InTransit publication

jan. '16
In 2015/16 we took part in the Goethe Institute learning programme 'InTransit place making and urban development' with projects from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands.

You can access the InTransit publication here.

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Build your own High Street - learning about design

sep. '15
As part of our first initiative to develop the terrace adjacent to the bakery a group of residents learned with Marianne Heaslip from URBED what a design process would look like. These films summarise the key aspects to consider when embarking on designing and planning together: Context, brief, timeline and roles &responsibilities.

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Liverpool Biennial Stages: Homebaked - A perfect recipe

jan. '14
In 2014 Liverpool Biennial published a journal on the development of Homebaked with contributions by Sue Bell Yank, Don Mitchell, Kenn Taylor, Gabriela Rendon, Samantha Jones, Mark Loudon and Tim Jeeves.

You can read the full publication here:

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We are here to stay - a performative conversation

may. '13
Marking a crucial moment in the story of Homebaked we performed a talk show format as part of a Liverpool Biennial Future City event.

From introductory text by Britt Jurgensen and Jeanne van Heeswijk:
'For me, that evening was Homebaked at its best. While we were telling each other the story, picking out particular catalysing events, individual contributions and key encounters, giving personal anecdotes and describing each moment from our very personal and very different perspectives, a clear narrative arc evolved – one driven by our values, needs and urgencies, that although made up out of so many little parts, made perfect sense as a whole.

The story ended in the present of that particular day with someone telling the very last chapter. This resulted in a new development that not many in the room had heard until then.'

You can read more and watch the performance here.

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The Anfield Home Tour wins Liverpool Post Arts Award

dec. '12
Not only did we win an award, they also made up a special category just for us!

Special award
'It's hard to put this winner in a single category - is it art, theatre, documentary? - so
we've created an award especially for it. Part of the Liverpool Biennial contemporary art
festival, the Anfield Home Tour used the residents' experiences to tell the story of
housing in the area on a bus tour. Written by novelist Deborah Morgan and theatre
maker Britt Jurgensen, it was full of cheeky Scouse humour, lump in the throat
moments, tea and cake, while making a serious political point. It should be compulsory
for all local politicians - heck, it should be compulsory for everyone.'

Read the full selection here

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Bread and Houses - Kenn Taylor on The Anfield Home Tour

oct. '12
'In the hierarchy of needs in austere times in deprived areas, art may come pretty low, but if art can help regain food and shelter, pride and spirit, then it has a purpose both practical and ephemeral. This was a story that could have been complex, technical, dull and aggressively ideological; instead it has been brilliantly reduced to its actual simplicity: what has been done to a community, and what needs to be done to repair the damage. Its message is simple, and one we should all have learned long ago: The people who know what is best for communities are communities themselves and they are the only people who can truly regenerate an area.'

Read the full article here

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