Evicted

An exhibition on the world of low-income renter eviction:

The National Building Museum exhibition EVICTED runs from April 14, 2018–May 19, 2019

The National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Monday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm
Sunday: 11 am–5 pm

Metro: Judiciary Square (Red Line)

 

Open House London, 2017: A Tour of the Capital’s Council Housing

Municipal Dreams

The most important buildings in London – those with the greatest social significance for the mass of its people and those which have made the greatest visual impact on the capital – are council houses. In 1981, at peak, there were 769,996 council homes in the capital and they housed near 31 percent of its population.

It’s partly this ubiquity and familiarity that means most council estates don’t make it into Open House London, the capital’s annual celebration of its built heritage taking place this year on the weekend of the 16-17 September. And, then – let’s be fair here – there’s the fact that not all municipal schemes have represented the very best of architecture and design.

Housing protest Housing crisis and protest

But there’s another process in play – the marginalisation of social housing and its contribution to the lives of so many. We are asked to forget all that social…

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