Hi bridge community, this is Liam from a loose knit group of people called 'Glasgow Committee for Do-It-Yourself Culture'. I'm interested in how communities make their own forms of culture; this includes music, art, dance, sport, conversation, dining and much more.
I believe that all sorts of communities are suffering from an assault on their creativity, by big business and processes of capitalism - that somehow our creative output might be being restricted, channeled or stolen to allow the smooth running of mainstream commercial culture.
The Committee for DIY Culture attempts to promote participation in forms of art, music, sport etc at a community level, where we don't rely on companies or the council to organise the art for us. We prefer a Do-It-Yourself attitude in which we make use of what we have, think about what's around us and make real art about ourselves and the situation we are in.
Some of us are thinking about having a festival of Do-It-Yourself culture around October this year (2010). We wan't to expand our community of DIY thinkers so if you'd like to take part or offer a few thoughts please visit our blog site at www.gdiycommunity.wordpress.com