David Bonnett is an architect whose work features in our exhibition in partnership with the V&A Without Walls: Disability and Innovation in Building Design. He is also disabled himself and so brings personal experience to the creation of inclusive design.
Ben looks at the man behind the institution that led the way in caring for learning disabled people in Victorian Britain, and finds that many of his ideas continue to have relevance in today’s society.
In her second look at the casenotes of one inmate of Chiswick House, Max focuses on her life in the years before she was admitted, and asks whether there are any clues here as to why she developed her illness.
Ann Newman looks at the case notes of a female patient of Chiswick House, finds evidence of Victorian attitudes percolating into 20th century medical thought, and discovers more loose ends than satisfying conclusions…