This is a limited edition 400, of beautifully designed paperback, independently published by an art collective, with archival historical images and local photographs. This is a compilation of the history of social housing in a unique area of London: Somers Town.
100 years of social housing can be found in the small bounded area of Somers Town in London. It's a history of trailblazing efforts of radical priest Basil Jellicoe, and the UK's first female surveyor Irene Barclay to clear slums, to the bold ambitions of Camden Council from 1920s European modernist estates Ossulston Estate with its links to Vienna to the 1960s. This traces a housing community, and its rebellions: rent strikers and squatters.
This a place where housing was never on its own enough.
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Editors Diana Foster and Esther Leslie with contributions from:
John Cowley, Carrie Da Silva, Professor Linda Clarke, Deborah Lavin, Professor Esther Leslie, Jackie Lewis, Joe Kerr, Michael Parkes, Paul Shaw, Alan Stephens, Donna Turnbull, Fabian Watkinson
Form: non fiction paperback
Details: 258 (mm), 185 (mm), 58 number of pages,
with full colour photograph/ illustrations.