Bilston’s Happy Housing

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Bilston’s Happy Housing – Otto Neurath’s vision for post-war modern living

  • 7 Mar 2015 — 2 May 2015
Otto Neurath
Otto Neurath

Bilston Craft Gallery

Mount PleasantWolverhamptonWest Midlands  WV14 7LU

UK

T +44 01902 552507

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk

In the mid-1940s eminent Viennese sociologist and urban planner Otto Neurath set out an ambitious plan for creating happiness in Bilston. His vision was to create modern homes based on state-of-the-art social housing of 1920s Red Vienna. The end result was Stowlawn estate. This exhibition presents Neurath’s ideas, examples of his famous Isotypes (forerunners of today’s infographics), and memories of people who have lived on Stowlawn Estate over the past 60 years. There will also be furniture, textiles, ceramics and domestic items reflecting the ‘new look’ style of the mid-century era

On Wednesday 18 March the gallery hosts a panel discussion with invited speakers including Dr Andreas Nierhaus (Wien Museum) and Sabrina Rahman (Northumbria University). More information online.

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