As movement, we need places to come together. These places need to offer us safety and recess. In order to build counter-power, we need a solid infrastructure we can rely on. We need places where the community can gather and organise themselves.

Therefore in this session, we are going to discuss and explore the idea of the ‘spoons of the left’ – how are crews around the country creating spaces which foster counter culture and relationships central to left wing social movements. Presentations will be given about projects in Dortmund, Frankfurt, London and Brighton. This is followed by a panel discussion on the strategies used to get to the places, the pitfalls, the limitation and the joy that can come from those.