The first lecture in the Architecture History + Theory Guest Lecture series, delivered by Kate Mackintosh on the subject of social housing on February 13, 2020 in the School of Architecture + Cities, is now available for viewing online:
Of the three requirements for realising a civilised life, namely a home, education and health-care, the most fundamental of these is decent and secure shelter, without which the other two are almost impossible to achieve. The link between good housing and health was the stimulus behind the 1919 Addison housing act. With the NHS lurching from crisis to crisis our politicians should brush up on their history.
Featured image: “Dawsons Heights looking NE across the central space.”
“Where wealth accumulates and men decay”, Oliver Goldsmith.