In 1909, plans were drawn up for the first development of social housing in Portsmouth. These plans followed a wave of private housing initiatives in the nineteenth century lead by industrialists providing accommodation for their workers. Some of these heeded increasing scientific knowledge and understanding of the relationship between housing conditions and the health and…Read More
Residency at Portsmouth City Archives
I am delighted to have been selected as the Artist in Residence for Portsmouth City Council’s City of Stories, funded by Arts Council England. For the next three months I am working with the city archives and making work in response to my research.Read More
Lifejackets of the 20th Century: Part One
During my visit this week to the artefacts collection at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth, I looked at three lifejackets from 1915, c.1950 and c.1970. 1915 The earliest of these was patented at the beginning of WW1 and was more than a conventional lifejacket. This life saving device was designed and marketed at…Read More
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