Exhibition: Girls of the Welfare Panorama

A travelling exhibition celebrating ladies’s contribution to post-Second World Warfare panorama structure in Britain involves London and Yorkshire!

London exhibition: Tuesday 29 November – Saturday 3 December, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston (‘Present and Inform’ on 3 December, 12.30-4:30pm)

Yorkshire exhibition: Tuesday 24 January – Tuesday 7 February (weekdays solely), Division of Panorama Structure, College of Sheffield

100 years in the past, in 1922, earlier than gaining the best to vote, 25-year-old Brenda Colvin began her personal impartial backyard design enterprise. Immediately, her apply Colvin and Moggridge is the longest-running panorama agency on this nation. As soon as described as ‘wildly eccentric’ and run by a ‘Polish Countess who wanted to reside in a continuing state of high-drama’, Colvin’s workplace has been on the forefront of discovering new methods of working to protect our landscapes and deal with what we at present name the local weather and biodiversity emergency.

By means of researching and understanding Colvin’s work, advocacy, and collaborations, the AHRC-funded Girls of the Welfare Panorama mission – led by Dr Luca Csepely-Knorr from the Liverpool College of Structure – commemorates the community of girls and their collaborators who’ve had a significant influence on shaping the post-war designed landscapes of the British Welfare State. The tasks goals to shift consideration to and rejoice the complexity and huge number of feminine praxis within the post-war interval: ladies’s work as educators, campaigners, or advocates; and tasks of the on a regular basis: landscapes in service of communities.

By means of a wide range of public-facing occasions, Girls of the Welfare Panorama goals to have interaction with, and study extra about, the tasks designed by ladies and their evolution and alter since their completion. The travelling exhibition provides a flavour of the number of tasks by Colvin and Colvin and Moggridge between the beginning of the enterprise in 1922 and Colvin’s loss of life in 1981. It will likely be put in on the Stanley Picker Gallery in December 2022 and the Division of Panorama Structure in Sheffield in late January 2023, earlier than happening to the Backyard Museum, Birmingham College, and the Museum of English Rural Life in Studying.

The exhibition introduces a wide range of panorama architectural typologies and scales to point out how Colvin’s apply can exemplify the altering profile of the career of panorama structure within the post-Second World Warfare interval and reveals designs that show the continuity concepts and dealing rules in her collaboration with Hal Moggridge and the apply. Whereas showcasing the various points of Colvin’s panorama tasks, the exhibition additionally goals to introduce different feminine professionals with whom she collaborated and whose achievements have thus far been ignored.

‘Present and inform’ occasions will give individuals a hands-on expertise in sharing images and ephemera relating to those tasks, which can be shared by a devoted HistoryPin web site that may create an open archive and database. Luca and her colleage Dr Camilla Allen hope to achieve a greater understanding of the legacy of panorama structure within the post-Second World Warfare interval and the contribution ladies made to it. They welcome any feedback, info, reminiscences, or photographs you may need and would love to listen to from you.

You possibly can hold updated with Girls of the Welfare Panorama by following the mission on Fb, Instagram, Twitter, and its devoted HistoryPin web site, or contact the staff at womenofthewelfarelandscape@gmail.com.


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