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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 for some reason, and her Blue House in Mexico. It [...]

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

Inspectors of Nuisance and Sanitary Inspectors: what they did for housing

I’ve written and presented a few times now on the Inspectors of Nuisance and Sanitary Inspectors and one reason for my interest is that they are the predecessors in my profession, environmental health. There has been very little written on the history of our profession in general, let alone in how they addressed living conditions. My [...]

By | June 17th, 2019|Housing and Health Research, Housing and History|Comments Off on Inspectors of Nuisance and Sanitary Inspectors: what they did for housing

‘Top 10’ books about housing and home

When I started this blog in January 2017, I mentioned two particular ‘housing’ books and I have since meant to write more, but events keep taking over and I have covered other housing things instead. It has always been clear to me that housing is not just about policy or conditions, but what housing means [...]

By | May 25th, 2019|Housing and History, International Housing (Non UK), Literature|Comments Off on ‘Top 10’ books about housing and home