“The Addison Act was passed to allow the building of new houses after the First World War, and marked the start of a long twentieth century tradition of state-owned housing, which would much later evolve into council estates.”
Hillfields Park, Bristol Archives
The Architecture Centre has been announced as lead partner on the ‘Homes for Heroes 100′ project with Bristol Cultural Development Partnership and Bristol City Council.
Celebrating the centenary of the 1919 Addison Act, the Homes for Heroes 100 project empowers citizens of Bristol to explore their estates’ history and together consider the past, present and future of social housing.
The Architecture Centre’s project strand will work with communities from Hillfields, Sea Mills and St Pauls to tell the stories of their estates and showcase these stories through Bristol Open Doors 2019, together with a film commission.
Find out more at Bristol Festival of Ideas.