The Story of Sheffield’s Park Hill Housing Estate

Originally published on frieze.com

For the first show at S1 Artspace’s new home in the Brutalist housing estate, two photographers who documented it in the 1960s and ’80s

The story of Park Hill, the 995-unit housing estate built on the edge of Sheffield city centre between 1957–61, closely mirrors that of east London’s Robin Hood Gardens – up to a crucial, divergent point. Both provided radical new approaches to domesticity and building design, deploying concrete in previously unseen ways and creating new social spaces such as the much-vaunted ‘streets in the sky’…

Originally published on frieze.com

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