Bricks and Mortar

  • Marta Celio
  • Joshua Jefferson

In 1919, the Government created the Addison Act, a move that made individual housing needs a national responsibility and aimed to provide good quality housing for working people. 100 years on in 2019 the state of our housing is not only a national crisis, but a national scandal. Our government is failing to provide affordable housing for everyone, property prices and rents are inflating and an acute housing shortage and lack of investment has led to the increased displacement of citizens and a sense of loss of community. Bristol is particularly affected. The Bricks and Mortar exhibition was set up to display and engage the public with the work of 3rd year UWE students. These outcomes were designed in the format of site specific mega graphics which were all installed in the city at the same time on Monday 11th November and then exhibited at the Vestibules in College Green.