Mementos of Working Life

Posted on June 06, 2019

Exhibition highlighting women that worked within the differing built environment disciplines during mid-20th Century

SAT - SUN 08 - 23 June 2019
MON - SAT 10.30am - 5pm / SUN 12pm - 5pm

Event - Momentos of Working Life;
SUN 16 June 2019 / 2.30pm - 4.30pm


Location: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lan, Glasgow, G1 3NU

An exhibition and daytime event within the Lighthouse Centre of Design and Architecture that shares insight and experience from women who worked within the built environment during the mid-20th Century.

This exhibition is focused around a series of artefacts or mementos - gifted by eight previous participants from the wider Voices of Experience project. The objects from their working life are accompanied by text and sound clips to provide context and deeper understanding of the objects and their significance.

To accompany the exhibition the Voices of Experience team will host an informal afternoon tea which brings some of the exhibition participants together in conversation to discuss their selected artefact and its significance. They will be invited to ask one another questions and invite contributions from those attending.

The exhibition, and associated daytime event, seek to shine a light on women's work and influence within the built environment.

Associated Links; | @VoExperience | @voicesofexperience | | #voicesofexperience | @The_Lighthouse

Voices of Experience is a collaborative project led by Suzanne Ewing (a Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design and Theory, ESALA), Jude Barber and Nicola McLachlan (both of Collective Architecture)
VoE was created so more people could hear and learn from women of all ages working in the built environment. This is because the predominant language and methods of documentation within the architectural landscape are still typically geared towards accrediting sole (typically male) architects for the realisation of any project; this has never, and will never, be the case. So, VoE wanted to explore this reality – through stories and informal conversations – in a way that was convivial, intergenerational and work-focused.
As the project grows and evolves, we hope to provide more people with a stronger voice, a greater opportunity to be heard and a positive landscape within which to tell the story of their working life.