Visible in Stone - Women and the built environment
Women's History through Buildings 1850-1950. A partnership project between English Heritage, The Women's Library and the TUC Library Collection at London Metropolitan University.
Researched and written by Dr Cheryl Law.
The Story of Women through Buildings 1850 to 1950.
Women's personal and public struggles to gain equal rights.
Women's use of domestic space for political ends.
Working women fighting exploitation in the sweated industries.
The limited educational opportunities for working class girls.
The origins of secondary education for middle class girls to gain qualifications and improve their employment possibilities.
The strategies women used in forging their own route to a university education.
The contrasting experience of middle and working class women.
How women's freedom to move freely in public was linked to shopping and the development of women only spaces.
Ways in which the WSPU's political action influenced department store policy and society's reaction against the New Woman's freedom.
Octavia Hill developed a housing theory to tackle the blight of urban slums that influenced housing policy for a century.
Women formed housing associations to tackle the problem of lack of accommodation for single working women.
Despite official barriers to their training as architects women found many ways in which to participate in architectural projects.
Before the Second World War women were gradually becoming involved as architects in the design of houses.
In the post-war 1940s women architects were involved in some of the most progressive architectural developments in England.
Women's History through Buildings 1850-1950 - partnership project between Historic England, The Women's Library and the TUC Library Collection at LMU.
Taking a look at women's contribution to the field of architecture.