september, 2018

sat29sep1:30 pmsat8:30 pmFeaturedThresholds at the Geffyre MuseumScreenings, talks and tours of the restored 18th-century Almshouse1:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST The Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA Event Organized By: Jade Turner Country:United Kingdom

Event Details

On Saturday 29th September, the Geffrye Museum is hosting Thresholds, a one-day event exploring how identity is constructed in relation to architecture, homes and domesticity, from a feminist perspective. Drawing upon the Museum’s research into the history of London’s poor and elderly, the event will feature film screenings alongside tours of the Almshouses and specialist talks. Thresholds aims to foster an understanding of how spaces develop, project and limit an individual’s potential and identity. By bringing attention to architectural and domestic concerns that are often overlooked or taken for granted, the screenings, in combination with the Almshouse tours and talks, will foreground spaces that have historically been dismissed; reclaiming the labour of the home, and celebrating women’s agency.

Ticket-holders for Thresholds will be able to choose from a number of Almshouse tours throughout the day, and will have the opportunity to watch groundbreaking films in the beautiful Georgian Room.

13:30-14:15 Almshouse Tour Option 1

14:15-15:00 Almshouse Tour Option 2

15:00-17:00 Film Screening: Nathalie Granger (Marguerite Duras, 1972) short film Often During the Day (Joanna Davis, 1979) Q&A tbc

17:00-18:00 Break

18:00-18:45 Almshouse Tour Option 3

18:45-20:30 Film Screening: Oma & Bella (Alexa Karolinski, 2012) Q&A tbc

Thresholds poster



(Saturday) 1:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST


The Geffrye Museum of the Home

136 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA