100 Years: St Pancras Housing: HOUSING IS NOT ENOUGH/ NOT ENOUGH HOUSING

Modernist flats with drying posts topped by finials.
St Pancras Housing drying posts

2024 is the 100th anniversary of St Pancras Housing association, the local social housing project at the heart of the area. Arguably, today social housing in Somers Town is itself a radical act – and that is at the heart of our ‘A Space for us?‘ initiative.

The People’s Museum has a programme of events and activities.

Centenary programme

  • Irene Barclay UK’s 1st female surveyor Blue Plaque launch event in May
  • PANEL DISCUSSION WITH JOHN BOUGHTON: June 7th BOOK
    A London Festival of Architecture event
  • Talks discussions on HOUSING IS NOT ENOUGH/ NOT ENOUGH HOUSING – draws together thinkers on St Pancras Housing as a radical act, and in the context of wider contemporary social housing issues, and Somers Town as a changing area, at risk urban working class community facing major development – With accompanying publication
  • June 15th – 4 WALKS BOOK HERE A London Festival of Architecture event
  • MURAL PAINTING Saturdays in June 11- 2pm Outside Sotry Garden Ossulston St NW1 1DF A London Festival of Architecture event
  • ’ART IN EVERYDAY LIFE ‘ Heritage Trail with architects editcollective installing physical artworks on Phoenix Road with virtual AR stories content, with CSM and stories. This will raise awareness of the loss of this important working class heritage, and Untold Stories is co-created with people who live here today. An accompanying book on Bangladeshi Folk tales / stories includes new voices in the place we live. We are saving our art!
  • Archival film projection Event & installation at St Mary’s church Theatrical event September 14th
  • Filming 10×10 – 10 objects and 10 people to tell the story of St Pancras housing

CALL OUT! ARTISTS

Looking for artists and If you’d like to get involved by contributing, writing, or helping, please contact us to find out more.

Contact us: diana@aspaceforus.club

People’s Museum 52 Phoenix Rd NW1 1ES

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