Our projects 
What we’re doing to challenge inequality.

Our work aims to raise awareness of the harm inequality does in our lives so that local people can take action to address it. We do that through campaigning, debate and research. 

Our current projects include: 

Local Plan: Creating debate on how to build a fairer city 

New Normal: Promoting change post Covid 19 

Community: Regular meetups to share lessons from frontline

Climate justice: End of the pier show

We commissioned activists Little Blue Dot to hold two linked events highlighting the unequal impacts of the climate crisis and the need to respond with a just

The first event, The End of the Pier Show, took place in August 2020. The centrepiece was the ‘Cambridge Pier’, a people-powered, roving artwork to raise awareness of rising sea levels and attract people to the Show’s talks and performances.

These took place in various locations, as the Pier processed through the city. Like all traditional End of the Pier shows, this one combined humour and spectacle – but it also carried serious messages about climate justice.

Watch this space for the next event

New Normal: Promoting greater fairness post Covid 19

We are setting out to get Cambridge off the bottom of the inequality league table of Britain off the back of the Covid 19 pandemic. 

Many people in the city care about reducing inequality because they see the harm it does, but we lack practical ways to make a difference.  

Building on the work of The Equality Trust, our goal is to create community action that addresses the root causes of inequality head on.

We are currently recruiting social media campaigners to help get the word out and make change.

We need your help to get the message across. 

Past Project: True Tales for Change — A Project for a Fairer Future

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In collaboration with Pivotal, we commissioned five local artists and a singer-songwriter to create works inspired by conversations with Cambridge people who have experienced inequality. The launch event on 11th January 2020 featured:

Original song by singer-songwriter Victoria Jones

A talk by Susan Buckingham, researcher and writer on gender and environmental justice

Open Mic Storytelling with stories from accompanying storytelling workshops, led by Cambridge Bard Glenys Newton and artist Jill Eastland

The short film ‘A Choice to Look‘ (by Joe Cook & Abdullah Shah)

Want to find out more about the project?

Research: Understanding impact of inequality

We are developing a community of contributors to help us understand the impact of inequality in Cambridge and what we can do about it.

Building on our bank of reports covering topics from health and social care to hunger, we are creating a group of volunteer researchers. 

We aim to produce regular insight and analysis on local inequality to guide our campaigns and shape the policy agenda, covering schools, mental health and housing.

Current topics focus on an analysis of challenges experienced by nurses living in Cambridge and an analysis of Cambridge city plans through an inequality lens

Can you contribute to our local research campaign? 

Past project imagine2027: What’s your vision for a fairer Britain?

In 2017 and 2018 we brought the leading thinkers on inequality to Cambridge to give personal and upbeat views of how Britain can be fairer in ten years from now.

The series was called ‘imagine2027‘.

Speakers in the series included George Monbiot, Sir Michael Marmot, Faiza Shaheen, Ava Vidal, David Willetts, Danny Dorling, Kate Standing, and Hermann Hauser. 

Our goal was to make more egalitarian policies and approaches seem not only politically viable, but actually attractive.  

All of the talks were recorded and are posted on the imagine2027 website.

Visit imagine2027 to watch the talks. 

This is our vision for a fairer, healthier city. Join us to make this a reality in Cambridge.

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