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Roles and Responsibilities in Housing and Health histories: Inspectors and Area Development and Redevelopment

As 2023 draws to a close and with so much bad news around housing, I am trying to finish on a positive note. In this post I have drawn together several pieces I have written for the wonderful Municipal Dreams blog https://municipaldreams.wordpress.com which celebrates the fundamental achievements in council housing and the commitment of so [...]

Living in offices: photography and town planning

It’s easy to use the term ‘housing crisis’ glibly. It’s less easy to understand what is feels like for those who most acutely suffer some of its consequences. One of these consequences has been the conversion of office buildings into living accommodation. Imagine this: an area of offices, commercial not residential; perhaps out of town; [...]

By |2023-08-09T22:54:42+01:00August 9th, 2023|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Living in offices: photography and town planning

Damp and mould

Following the tragic and preventable death of a Awaab Ishak, there has understandably been much interest in damp and mould in the home environment and what can be done about it. In November 2022 HM Senior Coroner Joanne Kearsley found that: “Awaab Ishak died as a result of a severe respiratory condition caused due to [...]

By |2023-05-08T16:46:28+01:00April 12th, 2023|Regulation etc|Comments Off on Damp and mould

How can we better communicate the importance of housing history through the arts?

I am really pleased to host Josh Knowles' post this month including the lovely artwork he created during a recent creative histories session (details below). I think the arts define the history of housing and buildings. The art (and therefore) cultural ideas of a place are the lens through which we build and define the [...]

By |2023-02-21T18:05:37+00:00February 21st, 2023|Arts, Decline and Regeneration, Housing and History|Comments Off on How can we better communicate the importance of housing history through the arts?

Ways of knowing: canals in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Guest post from Dr Surindar Dhesi @Surin75 I am delighted to brief post linking to a new publication from my dear friend and colleague Surindar. She has been an inspiration in her international work around health and the environment and as most recently worked on how we can teach diverse ways of knowing. As part of a [...]

By |2023-01-21T07:36:38+00:00January 20th, 2023|Arts, International Housing (Non UK)|Comments Off on Ways of knowing: canals in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Using creative arts to share experiences in housing research

I am delighted to share this guest post on the wonderful, creative work from Professor Monica Lakhanpaul of the CHAMPIONS Project. Here, she shares her thoughts and experience of using creative arts in research and for influencing policymaking.   Using creative arts to hear children’s experiences By Professor Monica Lakhanpaul on behalf of the CHAMPIONS Project   [...]

By |2022-07-12T10:42:18+01:00July 12th, 2022|Arts, Housing and Health Research|Comments Off on Using creative arts to share experiences in housing research

A quick guide to the development of Garden Cities and Suburbs

I've long been interested in the development of Garden Cities and #HouseHistoryHour (28 April 2022) offered the opportunity to share some of this information, now available as Moments and forming the basis of this blog. The Garden Cities movement was a response to poor housing in polluted cities and created healthier living environments. The movement [...]

By |2024-02-26T14:26:41+00:00May 4th, 2022|Garden Cities, Garden City Inspired, Housing and History, Suburbia|Comments Off on A quick guide to the development of Garden Cities and Suburbs

Flats 2: The Albert Hall Mansions

Following my last post on Flats! I joined #househistoryhour to present a session called A Brief History of Flats. It was during this that @EllenCLeslie flagged up some other flats: the Albert Hall Mansions; although I knew the area, I did not appreciate their historical significance as part of how we would live looking forward. [...]

By |2022-04-01T18:06:55+01:00April 1st, 2022|Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian, Tower Blocks and Flats, Unique and Usual Places|Comments Off on Flats 2: The Albert Hall Mansions

Flats!

Happy new year to everyone. This post has in fact been in the making for years – further delayed by Covid-related workload – as I have tried to collect my thoughts and fill in gaps and it can still only scratch the surface of understanding something about the history of flats. Some flats and indeed [...]

Wallpaper and Housing

I am delighted to host this post from Zoë Hendon, Head of Museum Collections, Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture.   Britain produced around 100 million rolls of wallpaper per year by the 1930s. Wallpaper was affordable commodity with prices ranging from a few pence per roll to several shillings, to suit the customer’s pocket. [...]

By |2021-04-26T16:38:49+01:00April 26th, 2021|Housing and History|Comments Off on Wallpaper and Housing
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