In the UK about 70% of the land is owned by 0.7% of the population. Unequal ownership of land provides owners with social and economic power. In the recent increase of economic inequality, landownership is a prime example, but is little discussed, and information on landownership in England is hard to obtain.
This project aims to highlight the issue of landownership and its effects on people’s lives.
The overall project plan is to produce an artists’ cadastral map that reveals current and historical landownership of a rural area of Lancashire, showing change over time. LRG’s grant is being put towards the research or information collection (pilot) stage for what may become a larger project. It is also being supported by a grant from Arts Council England.
Applicant: John Angus, StoreyG2