Seminar : Revisiting Segal. Learning from the Lewisham Self Build Schemes

Copyright ‘Walter’s Way’ by Brian Whittle is licensed under CC by 2.0

Date: Thursday 19th March 2015

Time: 7-9pm

Location: RHB Cinema, Goldsmiths, Lewisham Way SE14 6NW

In the 1970s and 1980s, Lewisham became the first council in London to fund a self build project using the Segal method of building. While today self build is often associated with ‘Grand Designs’, these projects focused on providing social housing through self build. Against the current backdrop of the housing crisis across London, it is timely that were visit what were quite groundbreaking, socially-motivated schemes.

This event showcases this innovative approach to supporting people to build their houses. It includes a showing of the BBC Open Door programme The House that Mum and Dad built (1982) that captures the experiences of families involved in the first project, Segal Close and a discussion led by people who were involved in the various Segal schemes rolled out in Lewisham at this time.

This event is part of the research project Selfbuilding: the production and consumption of new homes from the perspective of households.

For more information contact Dr Michaela Benson. Michaela.benson@gold.ac.uk

Copyright ‘Walter’s Way’ by Brian Whittle is licensed under CC by 2.0

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