The Hidden Power of Land, with Jenny Backwell – Part1

Monday 11th June 2012 - Starts 7.3



A two-part lecture series with former Brighton Housing Trust Director Jenny Backwell.

Land is necessary as a place to live, to grow food, to pursue leisure, to derive an income, to hunt or farm on; it is wanted for defence, for power. Yet the power of landownership, (individual, corporate or by a state) is seldom analysed or discussed. Why?

Part one tonight examines private property in land and the consequent individual appropriation in the form of rent, is the price paid for permission to use the earth. Since the use of a piece of land, however small, is an absolute necessity for survival, how did it come to pass that we need to pay to be allowed to live?

Part two takes place on Monday 18th June 2012.