This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Govanhill Pool Occupation, one of the longest running occupations of a public building in British history. A hugely popular local facility, its threatened closure united the local community in opposition to Council plans. Rallying under the slogan "United we will Swim", the community led protest was successful in resisting closure and after much grass roots activity and fund raising it is hoped that these wonderful old Victorian baths will once again welcome swimmers. To commemorate the event Govanhill Baths Community Trust have put together a series of events including an on-line discussion about the street as the site of political protest. Attached are a PDF of the scheduled events plus a copy of my brief contribution. As an aside, it is also the 20th anniversary of the founding of G.L.A.S, Glasgow Letters on Architecture and Space, and one of out first actions was to support the pool occupation.
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