What is the issue?
Far Nearer is a year long reporting project documenting local or ultra-local schemes that are building economic resilience in pockets of the UK – and might one day result in systemic change.
Far Nearer will take the form of a map, plotted with local schemes. Over the course of the year, Far Nearer will take a close look at 6-8 schemes, exploring their sustainability and scalability through film, photography, data visualisation and text.
What will the project try to achieve?
The map will be both a record of working local economic schemes, a way of critiquing different approaches and an updating atlas of new ideas.
The aim is to raise the profile of and take a critical look at new solutions to local issues, making them relevant and accessible to a broad audience.
Who might be interested in this project?
Far Nearer will appeal to those involved in finding local solutions to issues including food sustainability, housing and fuel. It may appeal to economists and academics working in the field. It hopes to attract a broad readership with no knowledge or experience of projects like those explored.