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Maia taking part in Becontree: Housing a history tonight

Tuesdays 8, 15, 22 February and 1 March 2022, 6.30pm to 8.30pm For ages 18+

The Becontree Estate is celebrating its 100th year since it was constructed as the largest public housing estate in the world, the home to more than 100,000 people in four square miles.

In collaboration with the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, contributors will examine different aspects of how Becontree came into being, the changes that have occurred, life on the estate and how recent history has changed its architecture.

This 4-week online course explores the social and design history of the estate, and of council housing in Britain more widely, in the 100 years since 1921.

The course is inspired by the RIBA’s current exhibitions celebrating the Becontree Centenary and is aimed at adults who have a general interest in architecture. A reading list will accompany the course, advanced reading will not be required before the sessions.

Tonight the session is Landscapes, Housing, and Community and Maia will be talking about nimtim's Squaring the Corners project - a set of three new public squares that will transform some of the neglected ‘corner plots’ on the Becontree Estate, into places for people to meet, rest, grow and play.

Tickets for the online course are available through eventbrite

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