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Alistair Cartwright

Doorstep Assemblages: The Borough Group, the New Brutalism and Spatial Politics in Post-war London.

Through painting and architecture, my research examines subject formation in postwar London during the construction of the welfare state. Drawing on the work of canonical and lesser known figures (including Dorothy Mead, Leon Kossoff and Alison and Peter Smithson), and paying close attention to questions of gender and domesticity, the project investigates how visual culture helped construct an ethics of ‘everyday life’, located in the threshold between home and street.

Supervisors: Professor Lynda Nead and Dr Leslie Topp.

Image: Door Buzzer Series 1.