Park Hill

University of Sheffield historians Catherine Fletcher and Andrew Heath talk about Sheffield’s iconic Park Hill flats, shortlisted for the 2013 Stirling Prize for architecture the results of which will be announced on 26 September. What makes these flats special, and how do today’s debates about gentrification fit into the big historical picture?

Production: Nick Walsh

Catherine Fletcher is Lecturer in Public History. You can find her on twitter @cath_fletcher and read her History Matters blogs here. Andrew Heath is Lecturer in American History, specialising in urban history. You can find him on twitter @andrewdheath and read his blogs here.


Tags : architectureBrutalismPark Hillpublic historyStirling PrizeUrban Splash
Catherine Fletcher

The author Catherine Fletcher