H&GHS General Meeting - June 2024


June 5, 2024    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Grange Uniting Church Hall
5 Beach St, Grange, SA, 5022

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Dr Julie Collins is a Research Fellow and Curator in the Architecture Museum, at the University of South Australia. Julie’s research focuses on architectural history. She has written on the history of South Australian Architects and their works, architectural drawing collections, and on the relationship between buildings and health in her book: The Architecture and Landscape of Health (Routledge 2020).

Come along to our General Meeting in June and hear Julie speak about ‘Designing the sleep-out in twentieth century South Australia’. Sleep-outs which were common in South Australian homes during the twentieth century. These varied in design from enclosed verandahs and the lean-to, to purpose-designed rooms and were intended for sleeping in the fresh air. This talk will trace the design, construction and use of sleep-outs within the context of medical and architectural ideas current at the time, including concepts of what made a healthy home.