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Bilston’s Happy Housing: Otto Neurath’s vision for post-war modern living

Posted March 7, 2015 12:00 am by admin under Exhibition Featured Local History

Otto Neurath set out an ambitious plan for creating happiness in Bilston, This exhibition presents Neurath’s ideas.

7 March 2015 - 2 May 2015

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In the mid-1940s eminent Viennese sociologist and urban planner Otto Neurath set out an ambitious plan for creating happiness in Bilston. His vision was to create modern homes based on state-of-the-art social housing of 1920s Red Vienna. The end result was Stowlawn estate. This exhibition presents Neurath’s ideas, examples of his famous Isotypes (forerunners of today’s infographics), and memories of people who have lived on Stowlawn Estate over the past 60 years. There will also be furniture, textiles, ceramics and domestic items reflecting the ‘new look’ style of the mid-century era.

Bilston Gallery

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Mount Pleasant
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV14 7LU