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So far Jill Stewart has created 41 blog entries.

Covid-19: new meanings of home

We knew it was coming: we watched in horror as the Covid-19 revealed itself in Italy, then Spain. No one should be surprised with what is now happening in the UK. We have spoken to family, friends, heard their stories of themselves, their friends. These become our stories too. Everyone if affected. Everything is changing; [...]

By | April 8th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Covid-19: new meanings of home

Beautiful housing

This month I'm doing nothing more than posting two pictures of a beautiful house, in this case William Morris' Red House, in Bexleyheath, Kent. As someone recently said, the arts are helping many people manage their days just now. Other news at the moment is too enormous to take in, so I hope this provides [...]

By | March 30th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Beautiful housing

Two artists and their homes

At a recent event I was reminded of the artist Georgia O’Keeffe, whom I knew to be American and prominent in 1920s modern art. Sometimes things seem to come back to you for a reason and unexpectedly, I also had Frida Kahlo on my mind, and her Blue House in Mexico. It prompted me to [...]

By | February 19th, 2020|Housing and History, International Housing (Non UK), Modernism, Modernist Inspired, Unique and Usual Places|Comments Off on Two artists and their homes

MODA: That feels like home

Having worked in housing now for some 30 years, lots of things have pushed me outside of my comfort zone: some by choice, some by necessity, some by invite. Most recently, I have participated for the first time in a Podcast with the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MODA) about meanings of home. This uses MoDA’s [...]

By | January 26th, 2020|Housing for Older People, Housing outputs|Comments Off on MODA: That feels like home

The Addison Act’s centenary year comes to a close

As the centenary year of the Addison Act comes to a close this post briefly looks at some of the events to mark and celebrate the occasion. We’ve already looked at the wonderfully creative work at Bristol, but other events have included conferences and guided visits to some Addison inspired estates. The tour of the [...]

By | December 24th, 2019|Garden Cities, Garden City Inspired, Housing and Health Research, Housing and History|Comments Off on The Addison Act’s centenary year comes to a close

Bristol: Hillfields Homes for Heroes project

I am delighted to post this with kind permission from Local Learning, whom I was lucky to meet at a recent event where we were both presenting. Their work creatively showcases the importance of Addison and his contribution to 'homes for heroes' centenary in the Bristol area, whilst demonstrating the importance of housing for all [...]

By | November 8th, 2019|Garden City Inspired, Housing and History|Comments Off on Bristol: Hillfields Homes for Heroes project

Some short films about older people and their housing

This post is a little collection of links to some short films about older people, their housing, health and social care needs: Ethel and Ernest Ethel and Ernest | Official Trailer  Bristol Ageing Better Animation - working with local organisations to help older people across the city live fulfilling lives. King’s Fund: Joined up Care (Sam’s [...]

By | October 24th, 2019|Film|Comments Off on Some short films about older people and their housing

Top 12 films about housing and home

This post follows the earlier ones about books and music about the meaning of home and some of those books are also films and are included here. As mentioned and with the links from the earlier post, we can learn lots – perhaps even more – about what housing means from other perspectives and feelings that may fall [...]

By | September 27th, 2019|Film|Comments Off on Top 12 films about housing and home

Dr Addison and the Sanitary Inspectors

As it’s the centenary of the Addison Act, it’s worth focusing once again on what housing conditions would be like if left entirely to the market and why properly funded council housing is essential if we are to ensure that everyone has somewhere decent, secure and affordable to call home. Each of these three terms [...]

By | August 11th, 2019|Housing and Health Research, Housing and History, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Dr Addison and the Sanitary Inspectors

Nature in the garden

Whilst some animal species are very welcome into the garden - such as Red Kites - others are a little less so. These include wasps. Check out the very brave snail in the photo! However it is impossible not to admire the attention and skill that goes into their beautiful nests, constructed from nature, and [...]

By | July 24th, 2019|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Nature in the garden